Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
The first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms launches at the New-York Historical Society in May. The traveling exhibition, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, explores how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want—gave visual voice to Roosevelt’s call to the defense of freedom worldwide and took their place among the most enduring images in the history of American art.
Public programming offered in conjunction with this exhibit is sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant. Humanities New York is a state affiliate of the National endowment for the Humanities.