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

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Barbara Hulanicki - "London 1986, Après BIBA"

Currently Exhibited in LT Steak & Seafood
Hulanicki was born in Poland and raised in Palestine, where her father was the Polish Consul General during the British Mandate. She moved to England at the age of 12, after her father was
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Hassan Hajjaj - "My Rock Stars" and "Legs"

Currently Exhibited in Lobby
Born in Larache, Morocco in 1961, and based between London and Marrakech, Hajjaj is a contemporary artist known as the "Andy Warhol of Marrakech." Hassan's immigration from Morocco to London in 1973
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Karl Stoecker - "London 1973, The New Romantics"

Currently Exhibited in LT Steak & Seafood
Karl Stoecker, born in Brooklyn and based in Miami, worked in London from 1966 to 1975, where his photographs were published in Vogue, Nineteen, and Harper’s Bazaar. Karl produced album covers for