Norman Rockwell: American Freedom at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Arts & Entertainment

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Norman Rockwell: American Freedom is the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of the Four Freedoms outlined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want. The presentation will explore how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings came to be embraced by millions of Americans. These works of art provided crucial aid to the war effort and took their place among the most indelible images in the history of American art.

During a private evening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Inside Access guests will have a rare opportunity to explore the exhibition when the museum is closed to the public. During small group tours, docents will share highlights of the exhibition. Following the tour, guests will be seated for a private three-course dinner and conversation with the exhibition’s co-curator, Kaylin Weber, Assistant Curator, American Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, the exhibition will feature a range of works in addition to Rockwell’s celebrated images of the Four Freedoms. Norman Rockwell: American Freedom will showcase paintings, illustrations, prints, and more by Rockwell (1894–1978) and many of his contemporaries, including Dorothea Lange, J.C. Leyendecker, Mead Schaeffer, Ben Shahn, and Arthur Szyk.

Experience Includes

  • Private guided highlights tour of the Norman Rockwell exhibition
  • Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and three-course dinner
  • Conversation with exhibition co-curator, Kaylin Weber
  • One-day pass to return to the MFAH for self-guided viewing of the exhibition along with general admission to see the rest of the museum’s current collection.
  • Valet parking
  • Exhibition catalogue

A detailed itinerary with guest check-in and tour times will be pre-assigned in the guest confirmation letter and may not be changed. The only exhibit open during this evening will be the Rockwell exhibit, the rest of the museum will be closed for viewing.

Tentative Event Schedule

Please note: Schedule subject to change.

Event Location

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Please note: Valet parking is included