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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.

1:00 p.m.
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.

2:00 p.m.
Russian posters of World War II, 1943/1944
with Natalia Smirnova, Assistant Professor, UCONN Storrs

2:30 p.m.
The Music of Woody Guthrie
with songwriter and performer Wes Buckley

3:00 p.m.
The Four Freedoms: Ballet Debut
with the Albany Berkshire Ballet

3:45 p.m.
Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms Gallery Talk
With Tom Daly, Curator of Education

Cummington Story runs throughout the afternoon in the classroom