The four freedoms that President Roosevelt first articulated 77 years ago continues to inspire Americans today. This New York Times profile on the upcoming tour of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms paintings is a wonderful example of that: (http://nyti.ms/2oTZk2E).
The article details how our friends and partners at the New-York Historical Society will be putting the paintings, on loan from the Norman Rockwell Museum, on view starting in May as part of an exhibit entitled "Enduring Ideals, Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms." We at FDR Four Freedoms Park are thrilled to be included in this exhibit on some of the most influential art of the 20th century! In partnership with Norman Rockwell Museum, a scale model of the Park will travel on tour with Rockwell's paintings. Kahn’s 1973 architectural creation, built posthumously and opened to the public in 2012, is another interpretation of FDR's pivotal speech given 77 year ago.
As Roosevelt did with his words, and Rockwell did with his paintings, we hope that both our model and our actual 4-acre memorial on Roosevelt Island will continue to inspire believers in freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear around the world, and encourage others to promote these values in the present and "in the future days" for generations to come.