Norman Rockwell Art Rises in Value, and His Museum Gets Priced Out


Norman Rockwell once confided to his youngest son: "Just once, I'd like for someone to tell me that they think Picasso is good, and that I am, too." In 1969, he donated 189 of his paintings to an organization in Stockbridge, Mass., and the Norman Rockwell Museum was born. The museum attracts 150,000 visitors a year, and its curators have fought to give the artist the critical consideration and respect that largely eluded him during his lifetime.