September 21, 2018

Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms featured on national television

Norman Rockwell Museum’s major traveling exhibit, Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms, was featured on national television September 2, during a segment for the show CBS Sunday Morning.

Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms “just took off across the country with meaning and patriotism and people feeling deeply,” noted Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt, who was interviewed for the piece.

In addition to providing background on Rockwell’s iconic paintings and the 1941 speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that inspired it all, the segment examined how contemporary artists have expressed the idea of freedom in the modern world.

“I just want to show what’s going on on the other side of the railroad tracks,” explains Berkshire-based artist Pops Peterson, whose Rockwell-influenced work is included in the exhibition’s companion exhibition Reimagining The Four Freedoms. “That people count, that people belong, and that people have the right to be heard and to be seen.”