Norman Rockwell ‘Four Freedoms’ exhibit opens this weekend

Caption: The artist NORMAN ROCKWELL. (undated  photo.) CREDIT: Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge.       Library Tag  10012006  Ideas
The artist Norman Rockwell. –Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge

NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibit featuring Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Four Freedoms” paintings is opening this weekend.

The New-York Historical Society announced Tuesday that “Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” will run from May 25 to Sept. 2. It will then tour everywhere from Houston to Normandy, France, by the fall of 2020.

Rockwell’s 1943 illustrations, which are among the most famous in American history, were a response to President Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech from two years earlier. The illustrations are called “Freedom of Speech,” ”Freedom of Worship,” ”Freedom from Fear” and “Freedom from Want.”

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