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What does freedom mean to you?

October 2, 2018
by Julia Marco | Photos by Chris Massa and Cindy Schultz

What does freedom mean to you? And, ahead of the November midterm elections, how would you fill in these blanks?

Freedom of _____
Freedom from _____
Freedom for _____
Freedom to _____

Skidmore students, faculty, staff and community members recently gathered to share their responses as part of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery’s public art project, “For Freedoms.”

“For Freedoms” is a national initiative to deepen public discussions of civic issues and explain that citizenship is defined by participation, not by ideology. The program, too, is modeling how arts institutions can become civic forums for action and discussion of values, place and patriotism.

The signs, which resemble political campaign signs, are inspired by the Four Freedoms that were articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941 — freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

The "For Freedoms" exhibit will be on display through the November elections.

For Freedoms art project at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

For Freedoms art project at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

For Freedoms art project at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

For Freedoms art project at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

For Freedoms art project at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

For Freedoms art project at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

For Freedoms art project at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

For Freedoms art project at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College

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