Reimagining Rockwell

A new exhibition at the Wolfsonian museum at Florida International University titled “Thoughts on Democracy” is featuring 60 artists’ contemporary responses to Norman Rockwell’s wartime “Four Freedoms” series. “What all of this suggests is not just a reinterpretation of Rockwell but a meditation on an American crisis of self-confidence: the sense that trust in American ideals is giving way to fear and uncertainty about how they are exploited.”