Prof. Harvey Kaye to help launch ‘Four Freedoms’ exhibit with TCM appearance
On Monday evening, May 21, 2018, UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey Kaye (Democracy and Justice Studies) will join host Ben Mankiewicz on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) to introduce a series of films:
-The Grapes of Wrath
-The Cummington Story
-The House I Live In
-and Deadline USA.
These films will help launch Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms, the first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear. In addition to his celebrated paintings of the Four Freedoms, the exhibition brings together numerous other examples of painting, illustration, and more, by both Rockwell and a broad range of his contemporaries—from J.C. Leyendecker and Mead Schaeffer, to Ben Shahn, Dorothea Lange, and Gordon Parks, among others — as well as historical documents, photographs, videos, and artifacts; interactive digital displays; and immersive settings. While exploring the response of an earlier generation to the plea for defense of universal freedoms, the exhibition also resonates with our own time.