Doors open at 5 pm
FREE (Admission to Museum galleries included)
Engage in an inclusive public conversation about the intersection of art, activism, and civic engagement.
Afterward, join us for a reception.
Presented in partnership with For Freedoms, Shine Portrait Studio at Express Newark, and Project for Empty Space. Panelists and moderator to be announced shortly.
ABOUT FOR FREEDOMS
For Freedoms started in 2016 as a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941 — freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear — For Freedoms seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that citizenship in American society is deepened by participation, not by ideology. For Freedoms is part of a rich history of artists employing means of mass communication to provoke political discourse. For Freedoms believes art, and artists, play an important role in galvanizing our society towards a more representative and transparent government. For Freedoms was awarded the 2017 ICP Infinity Award for New Media and Online Platform.