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

Michael Halsband: Artist

Michael Halsband: Artists

Currently Exhibited in Carlton Room
Michael Halsband’s iconic 1985 portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol no. 143 in boxing gloves became such a staple of popular culture that its appropriation by contemporary visual artists
andy sweet

Andy Sweet

Currently Exhibited in Lobby Salon
The Art of Andy Sweet - in the Colonial Lobby in partnership with the Andy Sweet Foundation. A young photographer living and working in Miami Beach in the late 1970s, Andy Sweet’s life and his art
Pete Tuner Giraffe

Pete Turner Photographs      

Currently Exhibited in Board Room
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