The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, September 19, 2014


Norman Rockwell Museum to present "Girl Scout Festival: A Centennial Celebration"
“Good Scouts (Portrait of a Girl Scout),” 1924, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Cover illustration for “Life” magazine, November 6, 1924. Norman Rockwell Museum Digital Collections.
STOCKBRIDGE, MASS.- In 1977, Norman Rockwell was approached by the Franklin Mint to create a dozen designs for medallions depicting the ideals of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America on the occasion of the organization’s 65th anniversary. The artist, a long-time supporter of Scouting, created engaging scenes illustrating such tenets of the Girl Scout Law as “respectful,” “resourceful,” “be prepared,” and “on my honor.” On Saturday, September 22, Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts with a special centennial celebration to be held at the Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Discover Rockwell’s ties to the Girl Scouts with gallery tours of a special exhibition of related works, at 1 and 3 p.m. At 2 p.m., meet Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low as portrayed by actress Kate Carney; learn about the woman who challenged girls to find their talents, and then discovered her own. Other activities include outdoor watercolor painting sessions throughout the day, and a demonstration of basic horse grooming with a live horse on Museum grounds, courtesy of Ken Whelihan of the Berkshire Equestrian Center. Admission to the Girl Scout Festival is $5 per Scout or Scout leader in uniform, or with an active Girl Scouts membership card; or free with regular Museum admission. For more information about the program and National Leadership Journey opportunities, please contact the Museum at 413.931.2221.

An American institution, The Girl Scouts of The United States of America was founded in March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts—2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers. Learn more at: http://www.girlscouts.org

To learn more about Scout guided visits and workshops held year-round at Norman Rockwell Museum, visit http://www.nrm.org/visit/scouts

Norman Rockwell Museum is the preeminent museum of American illustration art. Dedicated to art education and art appreciation inspired by the enduring legacy of Norman Rockwell, the Museum stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of Rockwell art, and presents the works of contemporary and past masters of illustration. The Museum’s holdings include Rockwell's last studio, moved from its original location to the Museum grounds, and the Norman Rockwell Archives, a 200,000-object collection undergoing digital preservation through ProjectNORMAN, “A Save America’s Treasures Project.” The Museum is also home to the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the nation’s first research institute devoted to the art of illustration. In 2008, Norman Rockwell Museum became the first-ever museum recipient of the National Humanities Medal, America’s highest honor in the field.



Today's News

August 11, 2012

Exhibition featuring an entire range of media by Ed Ruscha on view at Kunsthaus Bregenz

1873 dime sells for a pretty penny: $1.6 million at Stack's Bowers Galleries in Philadelphia

"Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings" on view at MoMA

Detroit Institute of Arts offers rare opportunity to see Johannes Vermeer painting

Dr. Nancy Berliner appointed Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"Dear John & Dominique": Letters and drawings from the Menil archives on view at the Menil Collection

State Hermitage Museum presented a universal Hermitage Museum application for iPhone and iPad

Propeller of 1946 United States Douglas C-53 Skytrooper plane crash in Swiss glacier

National Gallery of Victoria celebrates 100,000th visitor to "Napoleon: Revolution to Empire"

Civil War remnants discovered by archaeologists beneath Virginia's College of William and Mary

Lisa Corinne Davis presented by Gavin Spanierman at Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton

California's Designing Women, 1896-1986: A Museum of California Design exhibition at the Autry

Asia Society Museum appoints Michelle Yun as Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art

Bertrand Delacroix Gallery presents artists Elizabeth Allison & Joseph Adolphe

"Leslie Hewitt: Where Paths Meet, Turn Away, Then Align Again" on view at Artpace in San Antonio

Norman Rockwell Museum to present "Girl Scout Festival: A Centennial Celebration"

Museum of Glass selects Joanna Sikes as Director of External Affairs

Milwaukee Art Museum hires new Exhibition Designer

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site