Rockwell's 'Four Freedoms' exhibit back in Massachusetts

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An exhibition that celebrates Norman Rockwell’s depictions of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms is returning to Massachusetts after a six-city international tour.

“Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom” is going back on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge starting Oct. 17 and will run until Jan. 17.

The exhibit explores how the 1943 paintings — “Freedom of Speech,” “Freedom of Worship,” “Freedom from Fear” and “Freedom from Want” — came to be embraced by millions of Americans, providing crucial aid to the war effort, the museum said in a statement.

More than 40 Rockwell artworks are joined by paintings, drawings, photography, artifacts, and writings from artists across the decades in the expression of freedom.

“We are tremendously honored that so many people from around the world have enjoyed Rockwell’s work over the past 2-plus years, as the exhibition traveled around the U.S. and to France, and now comes home for its finale in the Berkshires,” Norman Rockwell Museum Director Laurie Norton Moffatt said in the statement.

Tickets for a specific time must be purchased in advance.