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Mille Fiori, 2008

Chihuly

May 17, 2014 - January 5, 2015
Chiluly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement. This special exhibit includes 4 specially designed installations that highlight Chihuly’s classical work and new designs. Visitors will be welcomed by 200 Red Reeds installed in the Library’s fountains. The exhibit will also include a glass tower, garden of glass, and Seaforms.

Photo Credit: Dale Chihuly
Mille Fiori (detail), 2008


 

Past Exhibits

Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America

Closed January 18 – April 27, 2014
Created by the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America dramatically illustrates the challenge of securing our nation without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded.

Photography by Peter Lindbergh

Renta Spies Exhibit

Presidential Pets: A Friend In The White House

Closed February 1 - April 27, 2014
Animals have always been a major part of life at the White House. Pampered pets, working livestock, and strays have all lived at the White House over the years. Some were simply family pets, while others helped shape the President’s public image or played a role in international diplomacy. This exhibit features the likeness of many of the pets who have lived at the White House.

Presidential Pets

Oscar de la Renta: American Icon

Closed May 18 - December 1, 2013
This seminal fashion exhibition celebrated the world-renowned work and inspiring life of designer Oscar de la Renta. The exhibit featured more than thirty of his iconic creations worn by leading arbiters of style, from First Ladies to Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Photography by Peter Lindbergh

Renta Vogue Dress

And Freedom For All: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Closed August 10 – November 17, 2013
This exhibit paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington. The March took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. A highlight of the exhibit includes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech. President Clinton declared the speech to be “the clearest clarion call to the more perfect union of America in the 21 century.”

Photo Credit: Dr. King at March on Washington (Copyright Estate of Stanley Tretick LLC)

Freedom For All

George Washington’s Acts of Congress

Closed: June 30 - July 12, 2013
George Washington’s personal copy of the Laws of the United States, First Session 1789, also known as the Acts of Congress, will be on display at the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum through a special partnership between the National Archives and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress contains his own handwritten notes in the margins. The notes provide insight into his crucial role in the implementation and interpretation of the Constitution and the establishment of the new American government.
Acts of Congress

Jazz: Through the Eyes of Herman Leonard

Closed: March 2, 2013 - July 21, 2013
Herman Leonard was a popular and influential photographer well into the 2000s, but is best known for his crisp, high-contrast black and white images of famous jazz performers from the 1940s and 1950s.

Leonard caught the eye of jazz fans around the world, and Bill Clinton is no exception. Clinton called Leonard: "The greatest jazz photographer in the history of the genre" and has several Leonard prints hanging in his office in Harlem.

This exhibit featured over 40 large-format black and white prints made and signed by Herman Leonard. To help tell the story of the artists in the images personal objects will accompany the stunning Leonard images.
Leonard

Tokens of Friendship: Foreign Head of State Gifts

Closed: December 12 - February 24, 2013
An exhibit featuring gifts given to President Clinton and the First Lady by world leaders during their time in the White House. These gifts are symbols of the relationships between the United States and other nations. The gifts also highlight the culture of the bestowing country.
Honduras-Gift

In Pieces

Closed: December 12-January 31, 2013
An exhibit featuring a multi-media collaboration between sculptor, Nathan Sawaya and photographer, Dean West. The images have been constructed using modern photography techniques, combined with specially sculpted LEGO® objects placed within the scenes.
In Pieces

Play Ball! The St. Louis Cardinals

Closed: March 3 - September 16, 2012
"Play Ball" featured decades of memorabilia from one of our country's most storied franchises, the St. Louis Cardinals. Over 100 items such as the World Series trophy from 2006 and 2011, championship rings, and artifacts were on display.
Cardinals

Virginia Clinton Kelley & Dorothy Howell Rodham

Closed: June 8 - November 25, 2013
A tribute to the lives of two women that came of age in a changing America. The exhibit also temporarily featured the original 19th Amendment which guaranteed women the right to vote.
Grandmother's Exhibit

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

Closed: February 15 – June 1, 2010
This special exhibit featured more than 200 pins, many of which had become part of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s personal diplomatic arsenal. The exhibition examined the collection for its historic significance as well as the expressive power of jewelry to communicate through a style and language of its own.
Read My Pins

 

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