Art, Love, and Identity: You Say You Want a Revolution: 1960s Art, Design and Culture with Steven Heller
You Say You Want a Revolution: 1960s Art, Design and Culture with Steven Heller
Tuesday, July 23,
4:30 p.m. Lemonade on the Terrace;
5:00 p.m. Talk/Performance in the Main Gallery.
Join award-winning author and designer Steven Heller for an in-depth look at the visual culture of the 60s, as expressed in the illustration and design of the moment, addressing many controversial issues—from civil rights, the Vietnam War, nuclear proliferation, and the environment to drug use, sexual freedom, […]
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.
Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms
Sunday, January 6
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 […]
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.
To help launch Norman Rockwell Museum's upcoming traveling exhibition, "Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms," Turner Classic Movies will be presenting a night of movies related to the subject on Monday, 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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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’s Four Freedoms 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 […]
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.
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 (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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 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...