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November 11, 2017 - May 28, 2018

NEVER ABANDON IMAGINATION: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi Exhibition

NEVER ABANDON IMAGINATION: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, an exhibition of works by the #1 New York Times bestselling author/illustrator, will be on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum from November 11, 2017 through May 28, 2018. Known for his multi-million bestselling book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is celebrated the world over for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins. Never Abandon Imagination will showcase over 200 original paintings and drawings, starting from DiTerlizzi’s work in tabletop games, such as Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, to his many imaginative children’s books, in addition to early artwork from his childhood and college years. The exhibition will highlight the artist’s influences and artistic process.
Location: Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
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November 11, 2017

NEVER ABANDON IMAGINATION: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi Exhibition Opening


A CONVERSATION WITH TONY DITERLIZZI (4:30 – 5:30 p.m.)

Tony DiTerlizzi will discuss the facets of his career and the power of the imagination with exhibition curator Jesse Kowalski. Limited seating: reservations required. $10 for Museum Members, $25 for not-yet members, includes opening reception and program.

OPENING RECEPTION AND REMARKS (6:00 p.m.)

6:00 P.M. Enjoy festive refreshments;

6:30 P.M. Remarks by Curator Jesse Kowalski and artist Tony DiTerlizzi

Pre-signed books will be available in the Museum Store.
Free for Museum Members or $20 for not-yet-members. Fantastical dress encouraged.
Location: Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
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November 12, 2017

ARTIST GALLERY TOUR AND BOOK SIGNING: An Afternoon with Tony DiTerlizzi

Join the artist for a personal gallery tour of Never Abandon Imagination with the artist himself. A book signing will follow the event. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Children free to age 18. Museum tour starts at 1 pm.
Location: Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.