“Freedom from Want,” 1943

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Freedom from Want," 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 ¾ x 35 ½". Story illustration for "The Saturday Evening Post," March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©1943 SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Freedom from Want, 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, […]

“Freedom from Want,” 19432017-03-01T11:37:37+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Paintings in Song—The Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms with the musical performance Paintings in Song, to be held at the Museum on Saturday, November 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s art, Paintings in Song is being performed by choral ensemble Crescendo, led by artistic director Christine Gevert and Berkshire-based composer John Myers.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Paintings in Song—The Four Freedoms2018-11-09T15:51:58+00:00

Anniversary Talk: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms

ANNIVERSARY TALK
Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms
Sunday, January 6
1:30 p.m.

On January 6, 1941, in his Annual Address to Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt argued that Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear should be accepted as human rights not only in the United States, but across the world. On this 78th anniversary of Roosevelt’s Address, Curator of Education Tom Daly will explore the transformation of those Four Freedoms from […]

Anniversary Talk: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms2018-09-13T14:27:05+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Four Freedoms Festival Day

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, Norman Rockwell Museum will host a special Four Freedoms Festival Day on Saturday, September 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. The celebration will include related talks, tours, and performances.

Norman Rockwell Museum To Host Four Freedoms Festival Day2018-09-11T11:46:54+00:00

Turner Classic Movies to show classic films with Four Freedoms themes MAY 21

TCM is pleased to present an evening hosted by Harvey J. Kaye, author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, published by Simon & Schuster in 2014. Kaye will present five films that illustrate the inspiration of his book: the “Four Freedoms” named as America’s goals by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1941 State of the Union address. These include freedom of speech and worship, and […]

Turner Classic Movies to show classic films with Four Freedoms themes MAY 212018-05-04T16:43:40+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms”

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, Norman Rockwell Museum is once again teaming up with New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors to present an exhibition of student artwork, exploring what freedom means for a new generation. Reimagining The Four Freedoms is on view at the Museum from March 16 through April 8, 2018.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms”2018-04-09T11:41:26+00:00

A Story for Our Time: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

On January 6, 1941, 77 years ago tomorrow, President Franklin Roosevelt (pictured above in 1934) proclaimed the need to defend four essential freedoms—Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear—as a reason for the U.S. to enter World War II. Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, a major exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum and opening at the New-York Historical Society on May 25, 2018, tells the story of how the Four Freedoms, as expressed by Rockwell, brought the country together in defense of universal human rights. It is a story for our time.

A Story for Our Time: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms2018-01-05T13:19:09+00:00

75TH ANNIVERSARY TALK Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms

On this 75th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, published by The Saturday Evening Post in February and March 1943, Chief  Curator Stephanie Plunkett and Curator of Education Tom Daly will explore the transformation of those Four Freedoms from abstract words into concrete images and from an optimistic rhetorical concept into a living statement of human rights and dignity.

75TH ANNIVERSARY TALK Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms2018-01-02T14:03:56+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Reimagining The Four Freedoms

For the second year, Norman Rockwell Museum is teaming up with New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors to present a unique exhibition of student artwork exploring what freedom means in the 21st century—Reimagining The Four Freedoms is on view at Norman Rockwell Museum from March 18 through April 9, 2017.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents Reimagining The Four Freedoms2017-10-05T10:44:26+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Artists to Reimagine the Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell Museum calls on artists working in all media to reimagine the four essential freedoms enunciated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear, and to consider their relevance today.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Artists to Reimagine the Four Freedoms2017-03-01T11:37:25+00:00

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms is the first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms2018-11-14T14:45:09+00:00

WWII on the Homefront – The Four Freedoms (K-12)

WWII ON THE HOMEFRONT – THE FOUR FREEDOMS

An analysis of the images Rockwell painted to describe Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”, and a brief history of the impact these paintings had on America.

Tell the class about the speech Roosevelt made during WWII in which he described four freedoms — freedom of speech, freedom from want, freedom to worship, and freedom from fear. His point was that these freedoms should […]

WWII on the Homefront – The Four Freedoms (K-12)2017-03-01T11:37:50+00:00

Four Freedoms (Grades: 6-12)

FOUR FREEDOMS (GRADES: 6-12)

Discuss personal freedom as you explore Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms.”

In January 1941 President Roosevelt, shared with congress his vision for a postwar world founded on four fundamental human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Inspired by his words, Rockwell created “Four Freedoms.” Originally published in the Post the paintings were a huge success and were later used to sell war bonds and stamps. The […]

Four Freedoms (Grades: 6-12)2017-03-01T11:37:55+00:00

Four Freedoms Forum

FOUR FREEDOMS FORUM

About the Four Freedoms Forums

This series of Town Hall conversations inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings will explore aspects of our democracy in a rapidly changing and increasingly global world. Noted commentators will offer observations and inspire community discourse, with a reception to follow.

Free to all.

 Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms

In his January 1941 address to Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic […]

Four Freedoms Forum2017-08-31T16:40:58+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms”

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s "Four Freedoms" speech, Norman Rockwell Museum is teaming up with New York’s Capital Area Art Supervisors to present a unique exhibition that looks at the concept of the four freedoms, famously painted by artist Norman Rockwell, from the perspective of a new generation. "Reimagining The Four Freedoms" is on view at the Museum from March 11 through April 3, 2016.

Norman Rockwell Museum Presents “Reimagining The Four Freedoms”2017-03-01T11:38:17+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of The Four Freedoms

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of The Four Freedoms, Norman Rockwell Museum will present an afternoon talk and performance on Wednesday, January 6, that pays tribute to President Roosevelt’s speech and Rockwell’s paintings, which are on view and part of the Museum’s permanent collection. Starting at 1 p.m., join members of the Berkshire Music School for a performance of patriotic music from the World War II era. Following the music, the Museum’s Curator of Education Tom Daly will offer historical insight into both Roosevelt’s words and Rockwell’s paintings. The event is free with regular Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of The Four Freedoms2017-03-01T11:38:23+00:00

Collections: Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Freedom of Speech,” 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” February 20, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.

In his January 1941 address to Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic human freedoms: freedom […]

Collections: Four Freedoms2018-05-03T13:19:22+00:00

“The Four Freedoms” Continue To Reign at New Memorial Park and Norman Rockwell Museum

On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a speech before Congress, articulating his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The groundbreaking speech also caught the attention of Norman Rockwell, who began working on an iconic series of illustrations depicting each of the freedoms President Roosevelt had outlined in his speech. On Wednesday, October 24 (United Nations Day), another tribute, The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, will open on Roosevelt Island in New York City, as a lasting memorial to the President and his ideals that inspired a nation.

“The Four Freedoms” Continue To Reign at New Memorial Park and Norman Rockwell Museum2017-03-01T11:39:58+00:00

About Norman Rockwell Museum Four Freedoms Forums

Freedom of Speech, Norman Rockwell. 1943.Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943 From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum ©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN Freedom of Speech, Norman Rockwell. 1943.Story illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 20, 1943
From the permanent collection of Norman Rockwell Museum
©1943 SEPS: Licensed by Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN

This series of Town […]

About Norman Rockwell Museum Four Freedoms Forums2017-03-01T11:40:00+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Protects The Four Freedoms (Literally) with New Acrylic Glazing

To protect the original Four Freedoms paintings from UV exposure, dust, grime, and an adoring public, the Museum sent the four oil paintings to Williamstown Art Conservation Center last year to be glazed with Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic. The glazing project was supported by a grant from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, which was generously matched by a private donor.

Norman Rockwell Museum Protects The Four Freedoms (Literally) with New Acrylic Glazing2017-03-01T11:40:01+00:00

Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), "Freedom of Speech," 1943 Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), “Freedom of Speech,” 1943. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4″ x 35 1/2″. Story illustration for “The Saturday Evening Post,” February 20, 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections. ©SEPS: Curtis Publishing, Indianapolis, IN.

In his January 1941 address to Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic human freedoms: freedom of […]

Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms2017-11-14T12:47:46+00:00

Let Freedom Reign!

2011 marks the 70th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s historic Four Freedoms speech, which later inspired Norman Rockwell's painting of the same name. Celebrations are being held around the world to mark the occasion. In January, the Embassy of the United States in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, announced the winners of an art competition where artists were invited to express their own interpretations of the four freedoms. A panel of judges selected four winning art works for awards, depicting each of the four freedoms. Enjoy a slideshow of all entries from the art competition.

Let Freedom Reign!2017-03-01T11:40:35+00:00

Four Freedoms Forums

Sustainable/Renewable Energy Thursday, May 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Norman Rockwell Museum's Four Freedoms Forum series returns with a community dialogue about the timely topic of renewable and sustainable energy. Inspired by Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms, community conversation at the Four Freedoms Forums is free and open to the public.

Four Freedoms Forums2011-05-06T13:46:26+00:00

The Four Freedoms in Ethiopia

The State Department of the United States of America is actively using cultural diplomacy as a strategy for building bridges with cultures and nations around the world. Ambassador Donald Booth and his wife, retired foreign service officer, Anita Booth, live in a home called Roosevelt House and learned that 2011 was the 70th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. This inspired the idea to hold an art competition for Ethiopian Artists to render their interpretations of the Four Freedoms today in Ethiopia.

The Four Freedoms in Ethiopia2017-03-01T11:40:48+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 70th Anniversary of The Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell Museum will celebrate the 70th anniversary of “The Four Freedoms,” and the enduring influence of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech and Rockwell's paintings, with a series of community programs starting in January of 2011.

Norman Rockwell Museum Celebrates 70th Anniversary of The Four Freedoms2017-03-01T11:40:52+00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum Director to Attend International Four Freedoms Award Ceremonies in Netherlands

Norman Rockwell Museum Director/CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt has been invited by the Roosevelt Institute of New York City, New York, to join the American delegation to the 2010 International Four Freedoms Award ceremonies, to be held in Amsterdam and Middelburg, The Netherlands, from May 26 through 29, 2010. Ms. Norton Moffatt was selected to participate in recognition of the important contributions made by Norman Rockwell through his iconic "Four Freedoms" paintings...

Norman Rockwell Museum Director to Attend International Four Freedoms Award Ceremonies in Netherlands2017-03-01T11:41:14+00:00

The Four Freedoms: 70th Anniversary Gallery Talk

Thursday, January 6, 2:30 p.m. In his January 6, 1941 address to Congress, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated his vision for a postwar world founded on four basic human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Speech. Curator of Education Tom Daly will offer historical insights and discuss Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, which were inspired by FDR’s words.

The Four Freedoms: 70th Anniversary Gallery Talk2017-03-01T11:41:15+00:00
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