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Examine a Classic Speech in a New Light During This Eye-Opening Exhibit

Now on view at Sheldon Museum of Art, For Freedoms: In the Future Days explores the four essential freedoms laid out in a 1941 speech to Congress by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The exhibit includes works from Sheldon’s permanent collection and runs through the end of the year. See it for yourself next Thursday, November 8th!

The enduring relevance of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 “Four Freedoms” address— invoking freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—is explored in an exhibition of artworks drawn from Sheldon’s permanent holdings and those of private collections.

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. He also met with art students who were part of a graphic design class activity at the museum.

For more than 50 years, Sheldon Museum of Art has provided a venue for students, faculty and staff, alumni, and visitors to engage with art and one another. As an academic art museum, Sheldon schedules its exhibitions to coincide with the academic calendar.

Admission to the Sheldon Museum of Art and the For Freedoms exhibit is free. The museum is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Although we provide the utmost luxury at Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, November 8, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Sheldon Museum of Art
12th and R Streets
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

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