In addition, an online conversation called Explore the Four Freedoms, Virtually by professors of art, history, and American culture will happen on October 23 at 7 p.m.
The paintings, titled Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear— were inspired by the January, 1941, State of the Union address by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He identified the four values as essential human rights. The paintings garnered widespread attention and admiration – as well as controversy — when they toured the country in the 1940s. The paintings recently returned to Stockbridge from a six-city tour of an exhibit “Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom.”
Also on display now at the museum are paintings, drawings, photography, and writings of artists working across the decades for the cause of freedom.
Museum hours: Thursday – Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; college students, $10; children age 18 years and younger, free