75th Anniversary Talk
Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms
Saturday, January 6
On January 6, 1941, in his Annual Address to Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt argued that Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, 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 75th anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings, published by The Saturday Evening Post in February and March 1943, 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. Festive refreshments will be served. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.