Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), details from the “Four Freedoms” – “Freedom of Speech; Freedom from Want; Freedom to Worship; Freedom from Fear,” 1943. Norman Rockwell Museum Collections, ©SEPS: Curtis Licensing, Indianapolis, IN.

The Norman Rockwell Museum invites national and international artists working in all media to create a new work inspired by the theme of the Four Freedoms, or the meaning of freedom today, for possible selection and inclusion in the Museum’s major international traveling exhibition — Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms and/or its digital compendium.

Approximately 30 works will be chosen by a juried panel to join the tour in a section of the exhibition that considers the legacy of The Four Freedoms, their relevance, and reinterpretation for our times. Additional submissions may appear on the exhibition website and in other online media. Artworks may be created in any medium, including painting, drawing, sculpture, digital media, audio-visual, photography, virtual reality, and mixed media.

Supported by Ford Foundation.

Exhibition tour schedule: June 2018 — October 2020
New-York Historical Society, NYC; The Henry Ford Museum, MI; Washington DC venue TBA; Norman Rockwell Museum, MA;  Museum Fine Arts Houston, TX; Memorial de Caen, France; and one additional venue TBA.

Distinguished juror panel: Liza Donnelly, Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, Anita Kunz, Robyn Phillips-Pendelton, Maurice Pops Peterson, Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Chuck Pyle, Melanie Reim,  John Wetenhall, and Setsuko Sato Winchester

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Awards of $1500 each will be given to three artworks selected by the jurors to be best-in-show.

Entry fee:  $25                                                                                 

Juried online review. Application and Letter of Intent due April 28, 2017