Competition winners in the galleries

GW Students Re-Interpret the Four Freedoms

GW's Department of American Studies sponsored a contest for undergraduates to write alternative labels for artworks in the exhibition, which were displayed next to the original labels in the galleries. Kinsey “Kiki” Manning received first place, and honorable mentions were given to Noelle Purcell, Sara Beyer, and Esperanza Ortega-Tapia. Read the winning labels here

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell’s masterpieces came 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 captured expressions of freedom from World War II to today.


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.