The Four Freedoms

I loved hearing Bebe Wolfe talk about her mother’s work  yesterday at my antique club meeting.

We met at the Mississippi Museum of Art and the focus of her talk was on the four panels depicting The Four Freedoms made famous in a speech by President Roosevelt.  A Mississippi shopkeeper commissioned them to hang in his general store and they have made their way now to the MMA where they are accessible to the general public.

Mildred Wolfe was a much loved Mississippi artist and her daughter, Bebe, carries on the tradition in her studio on Old Canton Road.  She recalled the huge masonite boards standing on a porch at the family home with a stepladder nearby for her mother’s use while painting the large works.  She told us that each board weighs approximately 300 pounds!

If you have not already done so, take the time to visit our museum and enjoy these fabulous works!

freedom of speech…

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freedom of religion…

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freedom from want…

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freedom from fear…

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while you are there be sure to take in the Marie Hull exhibit and visit the wonderful gift shop…

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I did a bit of shopping myself!  I love the children’s items and came away with a great stash for gifting all the little ones in my life…

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Happy Wednesday…

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  1. Kandy sims says:

    Loved hearing BeBe!! It was a fun morning remembering the cute Mrs. Wolfe!!