The Clinton Center’s changing exhibit galleries host a number of outstanding exhibits each year.
The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit
September 17, 2018 - March 31, 2019
The Clinton Presidential Center is proud to display the 25th anniversary exhibit of The White House Collection of American Crafts. Created in 1993 with the encouragement of President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in honor of the “Year of American Craft: A Celebration of the Creative Work of the Hand,” the collection includes 73 works created by 78 of America’s foremost craft artists. This exhibit is sponsored by Bank of America and the Windgate Foundation.
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics
March 12, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics, curated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Newseum, explores the fascinating intersection between music and politics, and includes one-of-a-kind costumes, instruments, multimedia, and artifacts from an outstanding lineup of musicians.
The Great Expedition: Exploring the Louisiana Purchase and Its Impact on Arkansas
February 3 - March 4, 2018
The Great Expedition: Exploring the Louisiana Purchase and its Impact on Arkansas features three original Louisiana Purchase Treaty documents and tells the remarkable story of the most important land deal in American history – one that ultimately created the State of Arkansas.
Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu
September 25, 2017 - February 19, 2018
Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu tells the story of a young South African boy who became a man prepared to die in defense of equality, justice, and freedom. He went on to be elected president and to lead his country out of Apartheid and toward unity. This exhibit takes Clinton Center visitors along the arc of President Nelson Mandela's life through the camera lens of Nelson Mandela Foundation- commissioned photographer, Matthew Willman.
Art of Africa: One Continent, Limitless Vision
August 26, 2017 - February 12, 2018
Art of Africa: One Continent, Limitless Vision explores the colors, shapes, and textures of Africa through the William J. Clinton Presidential Library's stunning collection of art from the continent, as well as pieces from President Bill Clinton's personal collection. The exhibit features a dynamic presentation of textiles, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and clothing given to President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton by African heads of state and by the artisans who created them.
April 22 - July 26, 2017
The Xtreme BUGS exhibit, was a study and celebration of some of Earth’s most fascinating inhabitants. Surrounded by giant, larger-than-life animatronic insects, Clinton Center visitors were transported into a vivid, dynamic, and awe-inspiring new environment and got an up-close look at the fascinating physical characteristics of bugs and the science behind their mind-boggling behaviors.
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles
October 8, 2016 - April 2, 2017
Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles! was curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits and explored the impact The Beatles’s arrival had on American pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media and music. The exhibit focused on the height of Beatlemania in the United States (February of 1964 until September of 1966); however, it also included the band’s early days in the United Kingdom (1960-1963), as well as their post-touring years (1967-1970.)
American Champions: The Quest for Olympic Glory
March 1, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Set against the backdrop of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and 20 years after the Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia, American Champions: The Quest for Olympic Glory told the story of American athletes in the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games. Beyond celebrating their achievements and athleticism, the exhibit, like the Games themselves, honored the human spirit that unites us all: across borders, generations, gender and race.
Coca-Cola: An American Original
November 7, 2015 - February 15, 2016
The Clinton Presidential Center celebrated the art and history of the Coca-Cola Bottle’s 100-year anniversary during its temporary exhibit, Coca-Cola: An American Original.
Dinosaurs Around the World
April 25, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Dinosaurs Around the World took visitors back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! The exhibit featured13 life-sized animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements.
Pigskin Peanuts & Heartbreak in Peanuts
Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America
Jazz: Through the Eyes of Herman Leonard