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Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms

Norman Rockwell at the Caen Mémorial Museum

From June 7 to October 27, 2019.

In partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum, this exhibition will undergo a tour, whose only presentation outside of the United States will take place at the Caen Mémorial Museum in Normandy, France.

In cooperation with the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Caen Memorial is presenting this exceptional exhibition for five months.

Before being shown at Caen, the exhibition was on view at the New York Historical Society, the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and the George Washington University Museum in Washington, D.C. After travelling to Caen, it will be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Its presence in France is a major Franco- American cultural event of 2019.

During the opening of the exhibition in New York on May 23, 2018, the Mayor of Caen and President of the Memorial, Joël Bruneau, recalled the many collaborations of the Caen Memorial with American museums and said: “In his famous speech of January 1941, President Roosevelt gave a vision of a free world that was rid of totalitarianism. Unfortunately his speech remains relevant today. So do the paintings of Norman Rockwell”.

In order to host this exhibition in perfect conditions of preservation and security, the Caen Memorial and the City of Caen have undertaken significant renovations. The 15,000-square-foot temporary exhibition area will now meet international standards for exhibitions of this significance.

© The Caen Mémorial Museum.