the Betsy Hotel

For Freedoms

For Freedoms (forfreedoms.org) is a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms’ exhibitions, installations, and public programs use art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. For Freedoms aims to inject anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires, into the political landscape through programming, and public artworks.  

A For Freedoms town hall on the subject of “Freedom to Create’” took place on December 7, 2018. Panelists included artist Justin Brice Guariglia (The Betsy’s Artist in Residence for Miami Art Week 2018).  

We invite you to join the conversation about why art and artists matter. Please visit forfreedoms.org for more information.

Other Exhibitions You May Enjoy

Robert Zuckermann

Currently Exhibited in Board Room
A Film industry photographer, his Hollywood career ended when he was diagnosed with Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease, compromising his mobility. This series is from time spent in nursing homes and hospitals over the past year.

Bob Bonis

Currently Exhibited in Hallways
The Betsy’s proudly presents over 250 works shot by Bob Bonis, Road Manager of both The Beatles and The Rolling Stones during their first US tours. Through the lens of his Leica M3 camera, he documented both bands, guarding intimate, unplanned moments.
Pete Tuner Giraffe

Pete Turner Photographs      

Currently Exhibited in Gallery
In The Color of Jazz award-winning photographer Pete Turner performs magic with color, and his photographs graced some of the best and most important album covers of the last half - century. The Color