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Norman Rockwell's Home for the Holidays

November 16, 2017 - January 28, 2018

Norman Rockwell's Home for the Holidays

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays is on view November 16, 2017 through January 28, 2018. The exhibition features original magazine covers from The Saturday Evening Post including many of the artist’s most memorable and enduring holiday images depicting Thanksgiving, Christmas, The New Year and Valentine’s Day.

Visitors can explore the historic Musser Mansion while it is decked out for the holidays. Period decorations add Christmas cheer beginning in November and running through January. On view in the Musser Mansion are paintings from the Mississippi River Collection. The Central Hall on the first floor displays the Mary Musser Gilmore Collection with paintings by artists such as Camille Pissarro, Marc Chagall, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Georges Rouault.

Extra Good Boys and Girls, 1939, Tear Sheet
Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, December 16, 1939
Norman Rockwell Museum Collection
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New in 2017 is the Friends of the Muscatine Art Center’s Heartfelt and Handmade Ornament Competition. All ornaments are on view from November 18th through December 14th. Tickets to the opening reception on November 18th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction / ornament sale.

Self-guided tours of the exhibitions and the Musser Mansion are offered Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 7 p.m. on Thursday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Visit or call 563-263-8282 for details. The Muscatine Art Center is located at 1314 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa.