Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Detail of "The Problem We All Live With"
Through April 29, 2019

Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces make their way to Washington as part of a major international traveling exhibition on the Four Freedoms famously outlined by Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech; freedom of worship; freedom from want; and freedom from fear. In Enduring Ideals, Rockwell’s iconic paintings and works by other artists capture expressions of freedom from World War II to today.

Docents lead free walk-in tours of the galleries on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. You can also register online for a private tour of the exhibition for groups of six to forty people. 

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Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms has been organized by Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Leadership support is provided by Jay Alix, the Alix Foundation, and the George Lucas Family Foundation.

National Presenting Sponsor: Travelers 
Major Support: 

Heritage Auctions, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts

Media Sponsors:  Curtis Licensing and the Saturday Evening Postand the Norman Rockwell Family Agency

Major support provided by Michael Bakwin, Helen Bing, Elephant Rock Foundation, Annie and Ned Lamont, Lawrence and Marilyn Matteson, Ted Slavin, and an anonymous donor.

Additional support provided by Anthony and Susan Consigli, Ralph and Audrey Friedner, Louise Holland, and our GoFundMe supporters.

Lead support for the exhibition at GW provided by the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies, and the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts.

Image: Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), The Problem We All Live With (detail), 1963. Oil on canvas, 36” x 58”. Illustration for Look, January 14, 1964. Collection of Norman Rockwell Museum.

On View

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

This traveling exhibition brings together Norman Rockwell's masterpieces with works by contemporary artists that explore freedom in today’s world.

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