Celebrating the Four Freedoms
Saturday, September 8
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings with a day of programming that will explore these timeless artworks and the World War II period. Talks, tours, and performances will include a showing of The Cummington Story, a short documentary created in 1945 portraying the gradual absorption of members of a refugee hotel into a New England town. Music from the Great American Songbook and a performance by the Albany Berkshire Ballet will be featured. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
with James J. Kimble, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, Seton Hall University
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Cummington Story, a 1945 documentary film, will play throughout the day in the Museum’s classroom.
Russian posters of World War II, 1943/1944
with Natalia Smirnova, Assistant Professor, UCONN Storrs
The Music of Woody Guthrie
with songwriter and performer Wes Buckley
The Four Freedoms: Ballet Debut
with the Albany Berkshire Ballet
Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms Gallery Talk
With Tom Daly, Curator of Education
Cummington Story runs throughout the afternoon in the classroom