Vol. 113 (2022) 

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibition:
The Time We Spend With Words



The Norman Rockwell Museum has been collecting American illustration art for almost two decades. In 2017, more than 500 original illustrations and studies by noted American illustrator Bascove became part to the Museum’s Permanent Collection of Illustration Art. Celebrating this important acquisition, a special highlight exhibition, entitled Bascove: The Time We Spend with Words, is on view at the museum in Stockbridge, MA, from March 12 through June 5, 2022.  

Norman Rockwell Museum - Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Bascove, a NYC-based artist, has 36 solo exhibitions to her credit, primarily in New York and Paris. Her work is in various collections in the US and abroad, including The Museum of the City of New York, The New York Public Library, The Library and National Archives, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, U.S. Department of State, The Ransom Collection, Washington University in St. Louis, Metropolitan Transit Authority and Musée de Cherbourg. Chosen by the US State Department’s Art in Embassies Cultural Exchange, her work was exhibited at the American Embassies of Sofia, Bulgaria and Muscat, Oman, from 2016-2019.

Bascove and Architect Michael Avramides


She has been a guest lecturer at the Museum of the City of New York, the Arsenal in Central Park, the Central Park Conservancy, the Municipal Art Society, New York University’s Fales Library and the Hudson River Museum, among others. As a culture writer, she has contributed to Arte Fuse, Stay Thirsty Magazine and New York Arts Magazine. Three collections of Bascove’s paintings have been published as books: Sustenance & Desire: A Food Lover’s Anthology of Sensuality and Humor, Where Books Fall Open: A Reader’s Anthology of Wit And Passion and Stone and Steel: Paintings & Writings Celebrating the Bridges of New York City.


Stay Thirsty Magazine was very excited to highlight the Norman Rockwell Museum's exhibition of Bascove's work because she is without doubt one of the most significant cultural, literary and political illustrators of our time.

The Time We Spend with Words by Bascove

ELSINORE by Jerome Charyn (cover by Bascove)

MERIDIAN by Alice Walker (cover by Bascove)

MEMORY OF DEPARTURE by Abdulrazak Gurnah (cover by Bascove)


WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS by J.M. Coetzee (cover by Bascove)

WHAT'S BRED IN THE BONE by Robertson Davies (cover by Bascove)

WITH A HERO by T. Coraghessan Boyle (cover by Bascove)



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