Annual Head of the Class Bash (Pre-K – Twelfth Grades)
August 4, 2018 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Clinton Center and Park
August 11, 2018 • 9 a.m. – Noon – Pine Bluff Convention Center
We kicked off the new school year at our Annual Head of the Class Bash. The first 3,000 students received free backpacks and back-to-school supplies. We also provided free immunizations; dental and vision screenings; healthy cooking demonstrations; hands-on activities provided by the AR Finance AR Future Program; and entertainment. The Clinton Center took Head of the Class Bash to Pine Bluff to support B.R.A.V.E.’s Project Fresh Start event with backpacks and school supplies for students, as well as healthy cooking demonstrations.
Join us at the Clinton Presidential Center for Conversations with Anne, a special program in partnership with The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. Held in conjunction with The Anne Frank Tree installation, this one-act solo performance is taken directly from Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl and gives the audience an interactive look at Anne’s experience of her time in hiding. After the performance, the actress will answer questions in character. Anne Frank’s diary is used in the performance to illustrate the dangers of intolerance, antisemitism, racism, and discrimination in hopes of inspiring communities to build a world based on equal rights and mutual respect. The performance is presented in conjunction with The Anne Frank Tree installation and brings to life the concepts of hope, endurance, and justice for all.
The Clinton Center’s outdoor installation, The Anne Frank Tree, provides a unique opportunity for students to learn more about the ongoing struggle for social justice and human rights. Students will view Near Normal Man, a 30-minute documentary film, featuring a first-hand account by Ben Stern. Mr. Stern survived two ghettos, nine concentration camps, the Nazi physician Josef Mengele, and two death marches. After the showing, he will reflect on the film and his experiences as a Holocaust survivor.
To complement our current temporary exhibit, The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit, the Clinton Center will host the American Craft Student Art Expo. The Clinton Center invites art teachers to challenge their students to create their best craft art made from wood, clay, glass, textiles, or metal. Craft art may include decorative arts that fuse beauty with functionality or studio crafts which includes pottery, weaving, and woodworking.
On December 3, 2018, students are invited to bring their final art pieces to the Great Hall of the Clinton Center to receive feedback from a renowned artist. The students’ art will be photographed for an online gallery that is similar to one that First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton narrated for The White House Collection of American Crafts Exhibit, which was the first Internet virtual gallery ever created. Additionally, cash prizes will be awarded to the best piece from each session, and select pieces will be displayed at the Arkansas Arts Center from February 18, 2019 to March 11, 2019.
During their time in the White House, the Clintons advocated for the arts to be viewed as a critical part of American society. Craft art is a genre of art that has roots in colonial times and highlights the true beauty of craftsmanship predating the Industrial Revolution. This art style has dynamic ties to the White House as well as the great state of Arkansas. Join us as museum educators from the Arkansas Arts Center add context and Arkansas focus on the beauty of American Craft.
Black History Month Programs (Third – Eighth)
In Partnership with Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School
School Programs: February 21, 2019 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – Noon
School Programs: February 22, 2019 • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – Noon
Public Program: February 25, 2019 • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
We will celebrate Black History Month with a series of historically-rooted performances by Parkview High School drama, choir, and orchestra students. The program will be inspired by “The Mighty Mississippi,” the focus of Fusion 2019. Click here to learn more about Fusion: Arts & Humanities Arkansas.
Spring Break at the Center (Pre-K - Twelfth)
March 18 – 22, 2019 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In conjunction with the The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit, the Clinton Center will host activities led by certified art instructors, including a glass fusion class. Students can create a mosaic glass design and leave with a one-of-a-kind handmade craft. Spring Break activities are free; however, admission fees to tour the Clinton Center still apply.
The eighth annual Curbside Couture, Arkansas’s largest “green” fashion show, will feature recycled and up cycled designs. Third-Twelfth grade students are invited to apply their creativity and technical skills to create wearable designs made of recycled material. Students will have the opportunity to attend a mentoring session with acclaimed fashion designers, including Korto Momolu, who was first runner-up in Project Runway’s fifth season, and the Clinton Center’s own Connie Fails. To register, please visit www.clintonfoundation.org/curbsidecouture. For more information about the event, please contact Connie Failsat 501-748-0405 or [email protected].
One District, One Book, One Community (Kindergarten – Fifth)
In Partnership with the Little Rock School District
Join us in May as we celebrate the end of the school year with a fun outdoor festival in the Clinton Center Park. In conjunction with Little Rock School District’s “One District, One Book” program, the Clinton Center will give away FREE copies of the featured book to encourage students to read all summer. The event will include a fun-filled day of literacy-based activities, including story time, bounce houses, a meet-and-greet with a celebrated book author, and much more! Featured book to be announced.
Culinary Camp 2019 (Third - Twelfth)
Year One: July 22-26, Year Two: July 15-19, Year Three (Session 1): June 17-21, Year Three (Session 2): June 24-28, Year Four: June 10-14
The culinary staff of the Clinton Center and the staff of the Educational Programs Department lead this unique week-long summer day camp. Over the progression of four years, student chefs learn proper culinary techniques, discuss nutritional information, visit local farms, and much more. Students participate in exciting food challenges throughout the week and conclude by preparing and executing a special reception to reveal their new culinary skills to family members and guests. At the graduation ceremony, they will also earn essential culinary supplies that they can use at home. Camp fees are $325 for Clinton Presidential Center members and $375 for non-members. Space is limited. Please monitor www.clintonfoundation.org/culinarycamp for updates and registration.
In conjunction with the Clinton Center's current temporary exhibit, The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit, the Clinton Museum Store will host a gallery shop featuring works from acclaimed craft artists.
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center is the home of the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation; the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum; the Clinton School of Public Service, the first institution in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree; and is a managing partner of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a national bipartisan executive-style leadership development initiative. Additionally, the Clinton Center is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of educational programs, special events, exhibitions, and lectures, presenting a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.
Our renowned on-site restaurant, 42 bar and table, offers a variety of dining selections for Clinton Center visitors and locals alike. Featuring unparalleled views of the lighted pedestrian bridge and a menu with a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine, 42 bar and table ensures a presidential experience for every guest. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at 42 bar and table; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website
The Clinton Museum Store, conveniently located in the lobby of the museum, offers a diverse selection of unique memorabilia and gifts, including books, accessories, collectibles, and more. The Museum Store also features items related to the current temporary exhibit. Admission fees are NOT required to shop at the Museum Store; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum.Visit Website