Rockwell Models Reunite
During Bennington Arts Weekend, Friday through Sunday, August 1 to 3, models who posed for Norman Rockwell while he lived in Arlington (1939 to 1953) will gather at the Bennington Museum for their annual reunion.
Taking place in the Paresky Wing of the museum on Saturday, August 2, this event is free to all Bennington County residents and open to the general public with regular admission. The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with an introduction by Jamie Franklin, museum curator. There are morning and afternoon sessions scheduled when models will share their experiences.
At 2:15 p.m. Matthew Miele, founder and president of Quixotic Endeavors Film Company, will talk about his upcoming film entitled ‘Our Neighbor, Norman,’ based on the book, ‘The Unknown Rockwell’ written by Buddy Edgerton and Nan O’Brien. The film is currently in development and is scheduled to be released in May 2016. During the time Rockwell lived in Arlington, he painted some of his most famous Saturday Evening Post covers.
Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street, Route 9, in Bennington. Visit benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for more information.