Two Temporary Exhibits at the Clinton Center to Close Soon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Apr 30, 2010) -- The William J. Clinton Presidential Center will close two of its temporary exhibits on June 1, 2010. Both "Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection," and "Leadership in a Time of Crisis" will wrap up, and the Center will unveil its summer blockbuster temporary exhibit: "Nature Unleashed: Earthquakes & Hurricanes" on June 19, 2010.
"These two exhibits have been received enthusiastically from the public and we appreciate the community embracing these collections," said Stephanie S. Streett, executive director of the William J. Clinton Foundation. "We strive to bring two or three compelling temporary exhibits to the Center each year so that visitors can come back again and again and always see something different and engaging."
"Read My Pins," opened on Feb. 15, 2010, and features more than 200 pins, many of which became part of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's personal diplomatic arsenal. The exhibition examines the collection for its historic significance as well as the expressive power of jewelry to communicate through a style and language of its own. The Clinton Center is only the second venue to host this prestigious collection. "Read My Pins" premiered in New York at the Museum of Arts and Design on Sept. 30, 2009. "Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection" has been organized by the Museum of Arts and Design. Generous support for this exhibition was provided by Bren Simon and by St. John Knits for the exhibition book.
"Leadership in a Time of Crisis: President Clinton and the Oklahoma City Bombing," opened on Monday, March 1, 2010 and also closes on June 1, 2010. In partnership with the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, the exhibit focuses on President Clinton's leadership during what was one of the country's darkest hours. April 19, 2010 marked the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Dozens of photos, a video produced by the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and more than 36 artifacts were shipped to the Clinton Center. The exhibit includes pieces of the Ryder truck used by Timothy McVeigh, unclaimed personal possessions and fragments from the Murrah Building.
"Temporary exhibits are the perfect complement to our permanent exhibit because they give us the opportunity to bring new and interesting collections to the Clinton Library," said Terri Garner, director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. "They are very different from one another - both in content as well as subject matter - and they are both so fascinating. We hope those who have yet to see them will take advantage of this opportunity."
The upcoming summer exhibit, "Nature Unleashed: Earthquakes & Hurricanes" will open June 19. "Nature Unleashed: Earthquakes & Hurricanes" investigates what we know and are still learning about nature's terrifying power by focusing on disasters - hurricanes and earthquakes. The exhibit will includes special weeklong summer day camps at the Clinton Center. This exhibition is based upon the exhibition "Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters," created by The Field Museum, Chicago.

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