Engage 4 Freedom
An Interactive, Rotating Exhibition Exploring Freedom in the 21st Century
The McKinley Foundation is a proud partner of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. For Freedoms is a platform for greater participation in the arts and in civil society. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms Federation uses art to encourage and deepen public explorations of freedom in the 21st century.
As part of this initiative, Artists’ Alley brings you Engage 4 Freedom, a year-long rotating exhibit featuring the original Norman Rockwell works accompanied by community and student artwork and interactive expressions of freedom.
Exhibit Run: November 2018 – May 2019
Schedule of Events
- November 4
- McKinley Church Sermon on Freedom from Want
- Freedom from Want Exhibit Opening
- Church Signing Event
- November 6
- Election Day
- 4 Freedoms Student Signing Event at Presby Hall
- November 7
- 4 Freedoms Signing Event on the University of Illinois Quad
- November 8
- 4 Freedoms Signing Event at Brookdale Nursing Home, part of the Women in Conversation program
- April 4-7
- Boneyard Arts Festival
About For Freedoms: For Freedoms Federation uses art to encourage and deepen public explorations of freedom in the 21st century. For Freedoms’ exhibitions, installations, and public programs use art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. As a nexus between art, politics, commerce, and education, For Freedoms aims to inject anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires into the political landscape through programming, exhibitions, and public artworks. In 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative, the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history.