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Autry Classroom Curators Presents: Visions of Freedom
Eighth Annual Student Visual Arts Exhibition
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About the Theme: Visions of Freedom
During a speech given in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln said, “We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.” For centuries, the American West has offered opportunities for freedom. Millions of people have looked to the American West as a place where they could secure freedoms not offered elsewhere. For some, they headed to the American West seeking political freedom, others looked to achieve economic freedom, and still others pursued religious freedom. As varied as the peoples traveling to the American West, so are the freedoms sought.
We call on the students of the American West to share with us their visions of freedom.
How do you define freedom? What does it mean to be free? Could one individual’s freedom interfere with someone else’s? Can freedom lost be won?
We look forward to seeing your visions of freedom and sharing them at the Autry.