Rockwell Roosevelt, The Four Freedoms: Enduring Ideals; Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear; FREEDOM

 

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Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms

 

 

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Enduring Ideals:
Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

February  13–April  29,  2019

Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces make their way to Washington as part of a major international traveling exhibition on the Four Freedoms famously outlined by Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.  In Enduring Ideals, Rockwell’s iconic paintings and works by other artists capture expressions of freedom from World War II to today.

 

painting of diverse group of people with words "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Golden Rule, 1961. Oil on canvas, 44 ½" x 39 ½". Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, April 1, 1961. Collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved. www.curtislicensing.com

 

 

 

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“Freedom for our peoples is not only a right, but also a tool. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of information, freedom of assembly—these are not just abstract ideals to us; they are tools with which we create a way of life, a way of life in which we can enjoy freedom.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, 1948

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Sponsors

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms has been organized by Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Leadership support is provided by Jay Alix, the Alix Foundation, and the George Lucas Family Foundation.

National Presenting Sponsor: Travelers

Major Support:

Heritage Auctions, America's auction house; Ford Foundation; Art Works; National Endowment for the Arts

Media Sponsors: Curtis Licensing and the Saturday Evening Post and the Norman Rockwell Family Agency

Major support provided by Michael Bakwin, Helen Bing, Elephant Rock Foundation, Annie and Ned Lamont, Ted Slavin, and an anonymous donor.

Additional support provided by Anthony and Susan Consigli, Ralph and Audrey Friedner, Louise Holland, and our GoFundMe supporters.

Lead support for the exhibition at GW provided by the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies, and the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts.

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Photo Gallery: Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom of Worship, 1943. Oil on canvas, 46" x 35 ½". Illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 27, 1943. Collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. All rights reserved. www.curtislicensing.com; Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Fear, 1943. Illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 13, 1943. Collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. www.curtislicensing.com; Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom of Speech, 1943. Illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943. Collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. www.curtislicensing.com; Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Want, 1943. Illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943. Collection of Norman Rockwell Museum. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN. www.curtislicensing.comThe Life of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, 1943. Comic book. Office of War Information Publication. Norman Rockwell Museum Collection; Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), Migrant Mother (Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age 32. Nipomo, CA), February or March 1936. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-DIG-fsa-8b29516]; Maurice ‘Pops’ Peterson, Freedom from What?, 2015. Digital photograph on canvas. Private Collection. All rights reserved.