Midwest Museum of American Art
The Midwest Museum of American Art in Elkhart, Indiana features one piece of Norman Rockwell artwork in its collection.
The Museum counts among its paintings one original painting by Norman Rockwell. That painting is No Credit Given.
The Museum also boasts an extensive collection in addition to the Rockwell.
The museum is actually housed inside a building formerly used as a bank. It's nice to see an old building converted to a productive use. Also one less bank is nice, too.
Midwest Museum of American Art: No Credit Given
No Credit Given, an oil on canvas painting, was one of Rockwell's earliest paintings. It appeared on the cover of the May 1917 issue of People's Popular Monthly magazine. Rockwell was only twenty three years old at the time of publication.
An alternate title for this painting is Shopkeeper and Two Children. The name "No Credit Given" is derived from the shop keeper's sign that informs the young candy buyers that they need money if they want candy!
In addition to this original painting, the museum also features a large collection of hand signed Norman Rockwell lithographs.
One whole area of the museum is dedicated to Rockwell art.
The museum also boasts an original Grandma Moses painting, Sugaring Time, as well as many other works (over 2500 seperate art pieces from different artists).
Even the old vault of the old bank is used to display artwork.
I heartily recommend a vist to this museum.
In addition to Rockwell and Moses, some of the artists in the museum's permanent collection include:
Of course, these artists are just the tip of the iceberg. The museum also has a fascinating pottery art collection in addition to the numerous paintings.
Of course, I am going to view the Rockwell, but the rest of the collection seems worth seeing as well.
About The Midwest Museum of American Art
Museum hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The museum is closed on all Mondays and holidays.
Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for students.
Midwest Museum of American Art
Phone (574) 293-6660
Visit the museum website. (Opens in new window.)
After scouring the nation for every Norman Rockwell Museum,
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.
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