Dancing Princesses: Picture Book Art

Dancing Princesses: Picture Book Art

Dancing Princesses: Picture Book Art

An illustration from -The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ by Ruth Sanderson.

An illustration from -The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ by Ruth Sanderson.

Stories about princes and princesses are an essential part of our culture’s foundation, shared by parents and children for many generations. Renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children’s literature Ruth Sanderson has created imagery for more than 75 picture books, many of which bring such classic tales to life. Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Dancing Princesses: The Picture Book Art of Ruth Sanderson” from December 7, 2013 through March 9, 2014.

This special holiday installation will feature more than 60 original illustrations for classic and original stories, including Sanderson’s personal favorite, ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses.’ Now in the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum, the artist’s paintings and studies for the fairy tale will be accompanied by unique costumes that she commissioned specifically. “We are delighted to present the beautiful, jewel-like work of Ruth Sanderson,” notes Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt. “Her fairy tale art should enchant us all through the holidays and coming months. Norman Rockwell Museum is located in Stockbridge, Mass. Admission is $16, $14.50 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for ages 6 to 18, and free for Museum members, active military personnel, and children 5 and under. Visit nrm.org for more infomation.

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