The Clinton Center’s changing exhibit galleries host a number of outstanding exhibits each year.
CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY:
Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea
April 27 - October 27, 2019
Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea is a dynamic exhibit that features 20 giant, breathtaking sea life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches to graphically, yet beautifully, illustrate the toll pollution takes on our oceans and waterways.This exhibit is sponsored by the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District.
José Sacal: A Universal Mexican
August 29 - October 16, 2019
The Clinton Center, in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock and the José Sacal Micha Foundation, is proud to present an exhibition of sculptor José Sacal's work, in celebration of Mexican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit includes 21 pieces displayed on the Sky Terrace, located just outside the Clinton Center entrance.
February 23 - May 5, 2019
Cultural Heroes, a collection of seven larger-than-life clay sculptures created by Nashville artist Alan LeQuire, was on display as part of the Clinton Center's 2019 Black History Month celebration. Each sculpture represented a musician who shaped the soundtrack of the Civil Rights movement: Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Lead Belly, Paul Robeson, Woody Guthrie, Marian Anderson, and Josh White. This exhibit was sponsored by First Arkansas Bank & Trust; Mays, Byrd & Associates; Olly Neal Advocates; and Wilbur Peer, Sr., Farmer and President KKAC Foundation.
The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit
September 17, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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 White House Collection of American Crafts included 73 works created by 78 of America’s foremost craft artists. This exhibit was sponsored by Bank of America and the Windgate Foundation.
White House Green Building
September 8, 2018 - March 24, 2019
The Clinton Administration was committed to improving the environment by encouraging eco-friendly living. When President Clinton was building the Clinton Center, he applied this commitment to the design, construction, and operation of the building. Using videos, interactive games, and a real tiny house, White House Green Building explored the role the Clinton Administration played in the green building movement.
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, explored the fascinating intersection between music and politics, and included 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 featured three original Louisiana Purchase Treaty documents and told 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 told 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 took 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 explored 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 featured 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