Sheldon exhibition explores FDR's essential freedoms

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Sheldon exhibition explores FDR’s essential freedoms

Video: For Freedoms at Sheldon

An exhibit at Sheldon Museum of Art explores the four essential freedoms laid out in a 1941 speech to Congress by President Franklin D. Roosevelt: freedom of speech and religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear.

The exhibit, “For Freedoms: In the Future Days,” includes works from Sheldon’s permanent collection and runs through Dec. 31.

The exhibit and associated activities are part of the 50 State Initiative sponsored by the For Freedoms Federation, a nonpartisan organization that provides ways for artists and art institutions to engage in public life. One of the co-founders of the federation, Eric Gottesman, visited campus and presented a lecture in association with the exhibit (see video at top). He also met with art students who were part of a graphic design class activity at the museum.

Learn more about Sheldon and its current exhibitions.

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