Lecture: Norman Rockwell and American Freedom

Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, deputy director and chief curator, Norman Rockwell Museum

Detail of The Right to Know painting

Reception: 5:30 PM
Lecture: 6 PM

Norman Rockwell possessed an almost uncanny ability to read the American psyche at any given moment in time. Stephanie Plunkett, curator of the exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, will discuss his iconic Four Freedoms paintings from their evolution to their impact. She will also talk about several other paintings focused on military commitment. 

A collaboration with GW's Department of American Studies and Art History Program. Free, but reservations are required. Register online or call 202-994-7394.

Stephanie Plunkett is speaking on behalf of Virginia Mecklenburg, who is unable to give this lecture due to unforeseen circumstances


Image: Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), The Right To Know (detail), 1968. Oil on canvas, 29” x 54”. Illustration for Look, August 20, 1968. Private Collection. © Norman Rockwell Family Agency. All rights reserved.