In May 2018, we will be opening “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms,” a new traveling exhibition that debuts at the New-York Historical Society and includes stops in 7 cities across the country and internationally.
In this exhibition, we celebrate President Roosevelt’s proclamation of the Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear, as ideals that our country could aspire to.
Norman Rockwell responded to Roosevelt’s proclamation with his own renderings of The Four Freedoms in 1943, by which time, the United States was fully engaged in a World War. Rockwell’s paintings succeeded in providing Americans with a clear vision of what we were fighting for, what we represent.
“As we developed this exhibition, the one question that kept coming up was - What does freedom mean today?”
All you need to do is express what freedom means to you on social media using the hashtag #FourFreedomsToday, and you could be selected to be featured in our traveling exhibition and on the exhibition website.
Just remember, you need to include the hashtag #FourFreedomsToday in your post to be eligible to be included in the exhibition. For people who use Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, it is as easy as typing the hashtag #FourFreedomsToday in your post. For our faithful Facebook friends, just go to the Norman Rockwell Museum page and post your message as a comment to our featured video about our #FourFreedomsToday campaign.