Norman Rockwell Museum
Program: Insights, Partner: Monument Mountain Regional High School
The Insights program asks local public high school students in the Berkshire Hills School District to consider the fundamental question, “Who am I?” Norman Rockwell's artwork has inspired viewers to look into who we were both as individuals and as a culture for much of the 20th century. As Norman Rockwell was encouraged as a young artist to explore his creativity, the Norman Rockwell Museum continues the tradition of supporting today’s youth. Using visual media, students explore a wide range of topics directly affecting their lives, from teen eating disorders to the stresses of societal expectations. During the process, students surprise themselves with their discoveries, helping them to understand their developing identities. The program culminates in an exhibition at the museum, and these works are from the 2011 exhibition. Students planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in art may also apply for the Norman Rockwell Museum Art Scholarship Award.