Norman Rockwell Museum showcases prison art in Cellblock Visions

STOCKBRIDGE — Would you think of prison as a hotbed of creativity?

You just might after having listened to Phyllis Kornfeld speak about her decades of experience teaching art in county jails and state prisons.

On Saturday, April 8, Kornfeld recounted her journey through America’s correctional facilities to a small group of Berkshire residents seated in the basement of the Norman Rockwell Museum, at 9 Glendale Rd. in Stockbridge.

Framed prints of Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post magazine covers, hundreds of them, adorned every square inch of wall space in the neatly ordered lecture hall.

“The dehumanization of prison creates this powerful urge …

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