Textile Museum Tour and a New Perspective on FDR’s Four Freedoms
Thursday, March 14, 2019 (Morning)
TIME: 11:00am, Meet at 701 21st St. NW (part of the GWU campus)
EVENT TYPE: Tour
The Four Freedoms exhibit at the Textile Museum is really three exhibits that occupy all three upper level gallery spaces. Organized by the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, it covers the WWII background to FDR’s 1941 State of the Union Speech, as well as the four Rockwell paintings that were inspired by this famous speech. In addition, we have interpretation by contemporary artists of the principles behind the Four Freedoms. There is really something for every artistic taste! The tour will take one hour but a sampling of the permanent textile collection is on display on the lower level.
Our docent is Sandy Hoexter, who has led tours of this wonderful museum since 2002. She is retired from a career at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The museum is located four blocks from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station (Blue, Orange and Silver lines) and a 15-minute walk from the Farragut North Station(Red line).
PRICE: Suggested donation to the museum: $8.