Four Freedoms Photos Campaign
This fall we've launched a photo campaign as part of our 50 State Initiative that transforms Norman Rockwell’s depictions of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 address to Congress, which articulated FDR’s vision of the four basic human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Through dozens of iterations of Rockwell’s original four paintings, the 82 images attempt to reflect the immeasurable diversity of American identities today.
We are asking the For Freedoms community both to share these on social media and print out posters and put them up in your local communities.
Below you can download the image files to share on social media, and download the posters to print out.
Take Part In The 50 State Initiative
Since 2016, For Freedoms has produced special exhibitions, town hall meetings, billboards, and lawn sign installations to spur greater participation in civic life. This year, For Freedoms launched its 50 State Initiative, the largest creative collaboration in our nation’s history. Our goal is to encourage broad participation and inspire conversation around November’s midterm elections. Building off of the existing artistic infrastructure in the United States, For Freedoms has developed a network of over 300 artists and 200 institutional partners who are producing nationwide public art installations, exhibitions and local community dialogues in order to inject nuanced, artistic thinking into public discourse. Centered around the vital work of artists, For Freedoms hopes that these exhibitions and related projects will model how arts institutions can become civic forums for action and discussion of values, place, and patriotism.
We want you to play a part in helping us to reshape the cultural and civic landscape of American life.
Please join us at an activation in your community or download our toolkit below to find out how to host your own For Freedoms program.
Code of Ethics
For Freedoms wants to make creativity an American value. We want citizenship to be defined by the creative use of one’s voice, one’s body, one’s mind, and ultimately one’s vote. We want people to shape the cultural systems that shape their lives — politics, art, advertising, civic life — by participating in them, rethinking them, and hacking them.
We also want to be kind to one another, especially when we disagree.
Participation in the For Freedoms’ programs is subject to the observance of the organization’s Code of Ethics:
We are inclusive.
We stand up for each other.
We talk to people’s faces, not behind their backs.
We are anti-violence. We are anti-partisan.
We trust each other to go places we don’t know.
We think critically.
We are for freedoms and for each other.
Are you a partner looking for our set of resources for branding, social media, design, and promotional materials for your events? Please e-mail [email protected] to receive a link to the Partner Resource Kit.
Stay tuned for more information about how to get involved in future campaigns.
Our 2018 50 State Initiative Partners
100 Days Action, 1708 Gallery, 21c Museum Hotels, Addison Gallery of American Art, African American Museum Philadelphia, Alabama Center for Architecture, Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Allentown Art Museum, American Institutes of Architects Birmingham, Anchorage Museum, Apartment Earth Gallery, Aperture Foundation, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Art Beyond Sight, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus, Art.Music.People, ArtsRevive, ArtsRevive, AXIS Chinatown HNL, Baltimore Museum of Art, Bennington College, Ben Hill Middle School, Beta-Local, Beverly + Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham Public Library, Blanton Museum of Art, Blue Star Contemporary, Blueprint Projects, Bowdoin College, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brown University, c3:initiative, California College of the Arts, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Center of Creative Arts, Chases Garage, Children's Museum of Arts, Chrysler Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, City of Bloomington, Clark Atlanta University, Class Action Collective & Union of Concerned Scientists, Colby College Museum of Art, Coleman Center For the Arts, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Columbia Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Contemporary Arts Center, Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Creative Capital, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, DAAP Galleries, Reed Gallery at University of Cincinnati, De La Torre - Treggiari, Delaware Art Museum & Network Delaware, Detroit Institute of Art, Diggs Gallery, Dreitzer Gallery, Spingold Theater Center at Brandeis University, Elsewhere, Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Express Newark, FATvillage, Fine Ideas and Art, Fitchburg Art Museum, Florida International University, Florida State University, For Freedoms, For Freedoms 50 State Initiative Billings at Billings Public Library and Montana State University- Billings, Forbes Library, Frost Art Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, Goethe Institut, Ground Floor Contemporary, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Henry Art Gallery, Honolulu Museum of Art - Doris Duke Theatre, Housatonic Community College, Houston Center for Photography, Incorrigibles, Independent Organizer- Diane Tuft, Independent Organizer: Kate Wool, International Center for Photography (ICP), Invisibility Lab at Manos Unidas Harvest of Hope Festival, Jenny Polak, Regin Igloria, Sam Love, Calumet Artist Residency, Joan Mitchell Center, Joan Truckenbrod Gallery, Jolt Initiative, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, Kansas City Art Institute (H&R Block Art Space), Keene State College, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, King School Museum of Contemporary Art, King School Museum of Contemporary Art, Klein Homecoming, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, La Puerta, Light Work, LigoranoReese, Lisa Sette Gallery, LookOut! Gallery at Residential College in Arts & Humanities, Michigan State University, LOUDER THAN WORDS Bachman-Moridpour, Magnum Foundation, Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Maine College of Art, Majestic Theater, Mamie & Weaver's Ultra, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Mary Beth Meehan, Maryland Institute College of Art, Mass MoCA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, McDonogh School, McKinley Foundation at the University of Illinois, McNay Art Museum, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis College of Art, Michelle Angela Ortiz/ "Familias Separadas" Project, Milwaukee Art Museum, MING Studios, Missoula Art Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, MOCA Detroit, Moms Demand Action, Alabama Chapter, Montclair State University, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Monument Lab and University of Pennsylvania–Fine Arts, Mountain Plains Museum, in association with Montana state University- Billings, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Murals in the Market, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Museum of Fine Art, University of New Hampshire, Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, NeueHouse, New Britain Museum of American Art, New York Live Arts, New York University - Tisch School of the Arts - Photography & Imaging, Newark Museum, Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University, Norman Rockwell Museum, North Dakota State University - Memorial Union Gallery, Northcutt Steele Gallery at Montana State University- Billings, Northern State University, Norton Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, Oregon State University, Paul R. Jones Museum at The University of Alabama, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philbrook Museum of Art, Photographic Center Northwest, Pike School of Art - Mississippi, Pizzuti Collection, Plains Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Pratt Institute, Princeton University - Lewis Center for the Arts, Project + Gallery, Real Art Ways, Rhodes College, RISD Museum, Rutgers University, San José Museum of Art, SCAD Museum of Art, Schomburg Center, School of Art, Art History & Design at University of Nebraska-Lincoln AND Workspace Gallery, School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Sheldon Museum of Art, Shine Portrait Studio at Express Newark, Rutgers University-Newark, Significant Developments, Sing for Hope, SITE Santa Fe, Skidmore College-- the Tang Museum, Smart Museum of Art, SMUSH Gallery, Southwest School of Art, Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, Stamps Gallery at the University of Michigan, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, SUNY Purchase, Tampa Museum of Art, Teaif's, Telfair Museums, Texas State Galleries, Texas State University, The Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, The Black Warrior Arts Outpost (of the USDAC), The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University, The Duke Ellington School, The Gordon Parks Foundation, The John and June Allcott Gallery, Department of Art & Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, The Phillips Collection, The Whitney Modern and Gutfreund Cornett Art, UB Art Galleries at University at Buffalo, UC Berkeley Center for New Media, SFMOMA, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley Boalt Law School, Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, UMASS University Museum of Contemporary Art, UNCG's Greensboro Project Space - (The School of Art's Contemporary Art Center at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro), Union College, Uniontown Public Library, University Galleries at William Paterson University, University of Alabama Birmingham, University of Arkansas Little Rock, University of Idaho, Prichard Art Gallery & Dept. of Art and Design, University of Iowa, Stanley Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Department of Art, University of Missouri St. Louis, University of New Mexico Art Museum, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, University of Virginia - The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Utah State University, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Walk Unafraid, Warner Presentation Room of The Cordell Wynn Humanities and Fine Arts Center at Stillman College, Washington University, Wave Pool, Webster University, Western Heritage Center with Montana State University- Billings, Williams College Museum of Art, Wiregrass Museum of Art, York College, Young Arts Patrons