Temporary Exhibits

With deep concern for the health and well-being of Clinton Center visitors, volunteers, and staff, the Clinton Center has currently suspended operations. The Clinton Library’s permanent and temporary exhibits are closed at this time.


Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet

May 22, 2021 - Winter 2022
“Cool Globes” is public art with a purpose, featuring 26 massive, beautiful globes that vividly present solutions to climate change. The exhibit’s message: we can solve this. Each of the globes displayed throughout the Clinton Presidential Park was created by a different artist, including four brand new globes designed by local creatives. 

Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices, Women’s Rights

Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes, Women’s Rights is a vibrant, multimedia exhibit exploring the risks women and their male allies took to win the vote, expand democracy, and elevate human rights.Tracing the story from the early days of slavery until today, the exhibit recounts the struggle to adopt the 19th Amendment, pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and mount a global movement for women’s equality. Student artists bring the narrative forward, into the present, using their work to champion equality, human rights, and the vote. Click here for more information.


...Like It's 1999: American Pop Culture in the 1990s
November 23, 2019 - May 25, 2020

The Clinton Center brought back the decade that brought us blockbuster movies, must-see television shows, genre-changing music, iconic fashion, collectible toys, and the rise of PCs and the World Wide Web.

The Mighty Mississippi: HeART and Soul of the Southern Delta
December 14, 2019 – March 22, 2020

A continuation of Clinton Center’s Fusion: Arts + Humanities Arkansas theme “The Mighty Mississippi” begun earlier in 2019, HeART and Soul of the Southern Delta presented elements of culture from the last 120 years with roots in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

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. 

Cultural Heroes
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.

Xtreme Bugs

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
January 17 - April 5, 2015
In honor of the 65th Anniversary of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, two new exhibitions from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California were premiered at the Clinton Presidential Center. Pigskin Peanuts featured Schulz’s football-themed comics, while Heartbreak in Peanuts explored over 70 original strips that focus on lost love. The exhibitions featured reproductions of Charles Schulz’s original comic strips, life-size sculptures of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, and themed ephemera.

May 17, 2014 – January 5, 2015
The Clinton Center presented the artwork of renowned American artist Dale Chihuly. Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1941, Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in historic cities, museums, and gardens. An immersive and astounding visual presentation of color, shape, and form, this exhibition was organized by the Clinton Center in partnership with Chihuly Studio.

Presidential Pets
February 1 – April 27, 2014
Socks. Buddy. Barney. Bo. Presidential Pets was a tribute to the presidential pets that helped make the White House a home. From snakes to chocolate Labs, these famous pets provided an enjoyable look at presidential history. The display included items from President George W. Bush, President Clinton, President George H.W. Bush, President Ford, President Nixon, President Johnson, and more.

Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America
January 18 – April 27, 2014
Created by the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America dramatically illustrated the challenge of securing our nation without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded. Through artifacts, multimedia elements, and interactive exhibits, visitors uncovered stories of espionage, treason, and deception in the United States from 1776 to today. Visitors discovered little-known accounts of foreign agents, militias, and radicals, and learned how responses to domestic attacks have driven counterintelligence measures that continue to affect our everyday lives.

And Freedom for All: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
August 10 – November 17, 2013
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, visitors were able to follow along the historic journey of the 1963 March through the powerful images of famed photojournalist Stanley Tretick. Tretick was assigned by LOOK magazine to cover behind the scenes with organizers and program speakers as they led the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which was the venue where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.
Tribute to George Washington
June 29 – July 12, 2013
The exhibit featured George Washington’s personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights from Mount Vernon; rare handwritten George Washington correspondence from the National Archives in Washington, DC; and a portrait of George Washington painted in 1797 by artist Gilbert Stuart on loan from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

 Oscar De La Renta
Oscar de la Renta: American Icon
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 30 of his iconic creations worn by leading arbiters of style, from First Ladies to Hollywood’s brightest stars. In the 1960s, Dominican-born Oscar de la Renta moved to the United States, where he launched his signature ready-to-wear label and quickly became known as a leading figure in international fashion design. Oscar de la Renta’s award-winning career spans five decades and he continues to produce an exceptional body of work – a testament to his enduring creative vision.

Jazz: Through the Eyes of Herman Leonard
March 2 – July 21, 2013
The Clinton Center paid tribute to some of America’s greatest jazz artists including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, and Ella Fitzgerald through iconic photographs from The Herman Leonard collection and memorabilia on loan from museums and private collectors nationwide. 


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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