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The traveling exhibition, which was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, explores how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want—gave visual voice to Roosevelt’s call to the defense of freedom worldwide and took their place among the most enduring images in the history of American art.
Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society. Peter Baker, New York Times chief White House correspondent and author of Obama: The Call of History, and Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian at the New-York Historical Society and CNN, discuss the legacy of the United States’ first African American president, Barack Obama.
Presented as a part of the Presidential Historical Commission at New-York Historical Society, Joanne Freeman, co-host of the podcast BackStory, and Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian at the New-York Historical Society and CNN, discuss our first president, and how his actions shaped the presidency for generations to come.
In an intimate conversation with David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, esteemed American historian Drew Gilpin Faust, 28th President of Harvard University, discusses her work as a Civil War historian and uncovers the pivotal role universities play in modeling cultural and political understanding and strengthening American society.
Best-selling author, scholar, and journalist Walter Isaacson and American philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, discuss Isaacson’s life and career exploring the biographies of history’s geniuses from Leonardo da Vinci to Steve Jobs. Presented as part of New-York Historical's annual Weekend with History: Palm Beach.