logo for best-norman-rockwell-art.com

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art features one original Norman Rockwell painting in its permanent collection.

The Met is not a true Norman Rockwell museum. Its focus is much broader than one very important artist and illustrator.

Of course, the Museum has many other fine works of art in addition to this Norman Rockwell original painting. Such notable artists as Pablo Picasso, Winslow Homer, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse are all represented in the Museum's collection. The Museum also features other art forms in addition to paintings.

The museum building itself is a beautiful architectural masterpiece also.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Two Original Norman Rockwell Paintings

The first Norman Rockwell painting in the Museum's collection is a a study of Freedom of Speech, painted in 1942. This was painted several months before his famous Four Freedoms series of paintings was published.

The study of Freedom of Speech is a 21 x 17 inch or 53.5 x 43 cm oil on composition board. This version of Freedom of Speech has only been published in Norman Rockwell: A Sixty Year Retrospective by Thomas Buechner on page 86 and in Norman Rockwell, A Definitive Catalogue by Laurie Norton Moffatt on page 769.

An alternate title for the painting is Town Meeting.

It was donated to the Met in 1952 by the George A. Hearn Fund.

The second Norman Rockwell painting in the Museum's collection is a study for Lion and Zookeeper, painted in 1954.

The study of Lion and Zookeeper is a 10.75 x 11.125 inch or 27.3 x 28.3 cm oil on paper painting.

This study is not published in any Rockwell commentary books.

This painting was donated by Continental Group in 1981.

Neither of the two Rockwell works are currently available for public viewing. Nonetheless, the Met Museum is definitely worth a visit anytime you are in New York City. Visiting the Met is even worth planning a vacation in New York around.

About The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum hours are as follows –
Mondays: closed except open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day and Memorial Day.
Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursday: open 9:30 a.m til 5:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays: open 9:30 a.m. til 9:00 p.m.
Sundays: open 9:30 a.m. til 5:30 p.m.
The Met is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Admission is very reasonable for a museum of this size. Adult admission is $20, seniors admission is $15 and students admission is $10. Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult. Museum members' admission is free every day.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028

Phone (212) 535-7710

Visit the museum website. (Opens new window.)

After scouring the nation for every Norman Rockwell Museum,
these fine institutions rose to the top.

See also: Norman Rockwell Museum Overview

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge Mass | Norman Rockwell Vermont

Wagnalls Museum | Smart Museum of Art | Brooklyn Museum

Sheldon Art Gallery | World of Coca-Cola | National Cowboy Museum

Rockwell Museum of Western Art | New Britain Museum of American Art

Mark Twain Museum | National Scouting Museum | Berkshire Museum

New Rochelle Library | Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Lincoln Shrine

Columbus Museum of Art | Indianapolis Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art | Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art

Corcoran Gallery of Art | National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Museum of American Illustration | National Museum of American Illustration

Phoenix Art Museum | St.Albans Historical Society

Midwest Museum of American Art | Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Smithsonian Institute Museums:
National Portrait Gallery | National Museum of Natural History | National Air and Space Museum

Closed: Philadelphia | Wisconsin

Remember to check back often.

Do You Have A Great Story or Opinion About This Museum?

Do you have a personal story about this Museum?
Have you visited the Museum recently? What were your experiences? What would you change and what would you keep the same?

Please share! Spare no details!

Norman Rockwell Quotes:

I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.

No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them!

Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life.

Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible.

The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.

I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me, too.

You must first spend some time getting your model to relax. Then you'll get a natural expression.

More at BrainyQuote.

Rockwell Favorites

Doctor and the Doll
Doctor and the Doll
Buy From Art.com
Santa at His Desk
Santa at His Desk
Buy From Art.com
Before the Shot
Before the Shot
Buy From Art.com
Game Called Because of Rain
Game Called Because of Rain (Three Umpires)
Buy From Art.com
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Speech
Buy From Art.com
Freedom from Want
Freedom from Want
Buy From Art.com
No Swimming
No Swimming
Buy From Art.com
The Runaway
The Runaway
Buy From Art.com
Girl at the Mirror
Girl at the Mirror
Buy From Art.com
Tattoo Artist
Tattoo Artist
Buy From Art.com
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
(Little Spooners)
Buy From Art.com

Norman Rockwell Christmas and Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving Galleries are open.

Norman Rockwell's painting, A Drum for Tommy or Santa with Drum, appeared on the cover of The Country Gentleman on 12/17/1921
Norman Rockwell Santa Claus
Gallery is open!

Copyright © Best Norman Rockwell Art.com.
Images are copyrighted by their respective copyright holders.
Graphic Files Protected by Digimarc.
Contact us for details about using our articles on your website.
The only requirements are an acknowledgement and a link.
Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Home | Donate | About | Contact | FAQ | Share | Search | Survey | Wanted
Sitemap | Sitemap, 2 | Sitemap, 3 | Sitemap, 4 | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
My Business "Secret Weapon"