As the holiday season approaches, the Hallmark Visitors Center has a display of more than 50 pieces related to famed illustrator Norman Rockwell, who was commissioned by the Kansas City greeting card company to produce original work.
And, as with all Hallmark Visitor Center attractions, “Norman Rockwell’s Christmas” is free.
The materials cover the period 1948-57 and include oils, watercolors and pencil drawings as well as photographs, vintage Hallmark cards and correspondence with Hallmark founder J.C. Hall. The images are from the Hallmark Art Collection and were created for use on Hallmark Christmas cards and other products.
In addition to the holiday-themed material, the exhibit includes Rockwell’s original 1951 oil painting “The Kansas City Spirit.”
The exhibit runs through Jan. 27 at the Visitors Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.