Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration

Saturday, June 12th, 2021 - Sunday, October 31st, 2021

The exhibition will present the immutable concepts of mythology, fairy tales, fables, good versus evil, and heroes and villains through paintings, etchings, drawings, and digital art created by artists from long ago to illustrators working today. Mythology explores the adventures of Apollo and Thor, Perseus rescuing Andromeda with the head of Medusa, and the labours of Hercules; fairy tales depict the worlds of elves, fairies, and mermaids, and conjure dreams of Little Nemo in Slumberland, Alice in Wonderland, and Cinderella; heroes and villains follow the exploits of Arthurian legends, Prince Valiant, Conan the Barbarian, and The Lord of the Rings; and haunting images of sorcerers and witches, and battles between angels and demons embody the struggle between good and evil.

For hundreds of years, artists have been inspired by the imaginative potential of fantasy. Unlike science fiction, which is based on fact, fantasy presents an impossible reality—a universe where dragons breathe fire, angels battle demons, and magicians weave spells. This outdoor installation will feature unique original works inspired by the exhibition’s themes of classical and contemporary mythology, fairy tales, and fantastical heroes and villains.

Other Venues:
Hunter Museum of America Art, Chattanooga, TN -- May 20, 2022 through September 5, 2022
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI -- September 23, 2022 through January 8, 2023

Mon, Thu & Fri 10am - 4pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm

Members: Free
Adults:    $20
Seniors, AAA, Retired Military:    $18
College Students: $10
Children 18 years & under: Free
Active Military, EBT/SNAP/Connector Card, Free Teachers (MA, NY, CT, NH, VT), Front Line Medical Workers: Free

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183

Stockbridge, MA

42.2877912, -73.3359441