Art fan? Then you definitely won’t want to miss the “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms” traveling exposition making its way to the New York Historical Society this month. New York will be the first stop on this expo’s 7 city tour across the country.
This May, Norman Rockwell is making his way to New York. The traveling exposition, “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms,” focuses on President Roosevelt’s proclamation of the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear, as ideals that our country should aspire to.
The exposition comes just in time for the opening of the season for the Four Freedoms National Park on Roosevelt Island this coming month.
Rockwell’s interpretation of the Four Freedoms quickly became synonymous with iconic Americana artwork. Today, various reinterpretations of the paintings have been made even more famous by pop culture. For instance this reinterpretation of Freedom from Want by Modern Family:
The Four Freedoms came about in the wake of World War II and helped to provide Americans with a clear vision of what we were fighting for and what America represents.
Freedom of Speech:
Freedom of Fear:
and Freedom of Worship:
As an initiative to get people talking about these ideals, the exposition and the Norman Rockwell Museum encourage visitors to use the hashtag,#fourfreedomstoday to explain what these freedoms mean to you and for a chance to get featured in their traveling exhibition.
What do the four freedoms mean to you? Let us know in the comments!
Location: New York Historical Society
Price: included in price of GA ticket
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday beginning May 25th- September 2nd 2018
More info: here.
Featured image: The New-York Historical Society