(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – James Warhola, nephew of artist Andy Warhol and the illustrator of such children’s picture books as “Uncle Andy’s Cats,” will discuss his work and sign books at Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, August 13, from 1 to 5pm, as part of “Uncle Andy’s Cats and Other Pet Stories,” a family day filled with storytelling, art making, and talks. Uncle Andy Warhol’s work can currently be seen in the museum’s exhibition, “Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World.”
James Warhola was born in Pittsburgh in 1955. A large influence during his childhood was his artistic family, especially his famous uncle, Pop artist Andy Warhol. He has since illustrated over 30 books, several of which he has written, as well. These works have garnered him several state awards for Best Children’s Book and, in 2004, he received the International Reading Association’s Award for Best Non-Fiction Picture Book for his autobiographical story: “Uncle Andy’s.”
The event is free for museum members, or included with museum admission.
The nation’s premier organizer of exhibitions dedicated to illustration art, the Norman Rockwell Museum holds the largest and most significant collection of art and archival materials relating to the life and work of American artist Norman Rockwell. The Museum also preserves, interprets, and exhibits a growing collection of original illustration art by noted American illustrators, from historical to contemporary.
The Norman Rockwell Museum Art Collection and Norman Rockwell Archive inspire a vibrant year-round exhibition program, national traveling exhibitions, and arts and humanities programs that engage diverse audiences. The Museum’s collections, which are made accessible worldwide, are a comprehensive resource relating to Norman Rockwell and the art of illustration, the role of published imagery in society, and the American twentieth century.
Since its inception in 1969, the Norman Rockwell Museum has explored the impact of illustrated images and their role in shaping and reflecting our world through changing exhibitions, publications, and programs. Dedication to a deepened understanding of the art of illustration has led to the formation of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies. The first of its kind in the nation, this research institute supports sustained scholarship and establishes the Norman Rockwell Museum’s leadership in the vanguard of preservation and interpretation relating to this important aspect of American visual culture.
Norman Rockwell Museum is located on 36 park-like acres in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life. The Museum is open year-round; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. From May through October, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; from November through April, hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Rockwell’s studio is open May through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission is $18, $17 for seniors, $10 for students, $6 for kids and teens 6 to 18, and free for Museum members and children 5 and under.