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Special Events at the Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library provides a unique experience for the visitor. Through displays of room settings, objects, documents, photographs, audio, and video, visitors can acquire a close-up view of the modern American Presidency.

Changing exhibits are drawn from the library and museum collections or are based on themes relating to the presidency and American political history. Many of these are traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, other Presidential Libraries, and other museums around the world.

CURRENT SCHEDULE


EXHIBIT!! "The Continual Struggle: The American Freedom Movement and the Seeds of Social Change"
Saturday, 5/14/2016 - Sunday, 8/7/2016

Artwork by Brian Washington.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum.
Included with Museum Admission.

"The Continual Struggle" depicts the pain, sacrifice and emotion of those who fought for freedom during the civil rights movement. This selection of 23 works by artist Brian Washington offers a stark glimpse of those tumultuous times. President Bill Clinton calls it "a powerful and moving vision of America's struggle for equal rights."




Byron Motley - "Embracing Cuba"
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum.
Free & Open to the Public.

"Anyone who has the pleasure of perusing the arresting pages in this right-on-time photograph album will see the source of our enthusiasm. View and enjoy these sensitive photos, and bon voyage." Booklist.




Jesmyn Ward - "The Fire This Time"
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free & Open to the Public.

National Book Award - winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, "The Fire Next Time", as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays ad poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.




Free Screening - "My Brooklyn: the real story behind the takeover of America's hippest city."
Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:30-9:00 - Film Screening/Discussion - Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater - Free & Open to the Public

The Baton Foundation, Inc. and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library will host a free screening of the award-winning film "My Brooklyn: the real story behind the takeover of America's hippest city."
Following the screening there will be a panel discussion about gentrification in Atlanta with Senator Vincent Fort, Dr. Deirdre Oakley and Pastor Anthony A.W. Motley.




John Viscount - "Writer of the short film Admissions"
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:00pm

Screening/Discussion.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

"Admissions" is a short film starring Academy Award nominee James Cromwell that tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace. Featuring an Israeli couple and a Palestinian, this modern parable is set in the admissions room for the afterlife. Its purpose is to start a conversation that heals. The screening will be followed by a discussion with writer John Viscount.




Nancy Mitchell - "Jimmy Carter in Africa"
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:00

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Drawing on candid interviews with President Carter, as well as key U.S. and foreign diplomats, and on a dazzling array of international archival sources, Nancy Mitchell offers a timely reevaluation of the Carter administration and of the man himself. In the face of two major tests, Jimmy Carter in Africa presents a stark portrait of how deeply Cold War politics and racial justice were intertwined.




Joseph Lelyveld - "His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt"
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Joseph Lelyveld provides an intimate and hugely insightful account of Franklin Roosevelt's final months of life, when, despite a dire medical prognosis, he was determined to be re-elected, deal with Stalin, and bring the war to a successful conclusion.




Colson Whitehead - "The Underground Railroad"
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel.
Free & Open to the Public.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Colson Whitehead is a New York Times bestselling author, a recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a MacArthur Fellowship. His novel tells the story of Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape. Things do not go as planned.



Don Burris - "From Tragedy to Triumph: in the Pursuit of Looted Art-Altmann, Benningson, Portrait of Wally, Von Saher and their Progeny"
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Don Burris is a California-based attorney. His presentation on Nazi-looted artwork during the Second World War drew wide acclaim at the 2016 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference.Join us for a look at the worldwide efforts to recover artwork stolen by the Nazis.




Helen Cobban & Daniel Demeter - "Lens on Syria"
Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Lens on Syria offers a unique visual experience of pre-war Syria and serves as an invaluable record of the country's long history, rich heritage, and diverse culture.




Wenonah Hauter - "The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment"
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Wenonah Hauter, one of the nation's leading public interest advocates, argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. Frackopoly describes how the fracking industry began; the technologies that make it possible; and the destruction and poisoning of clean water sources and the release of harmful radiation from deep inside shale deposits, creating what the author calls "sacrifice zones" across the American landscape.




Kaye Minchew - "A President in our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia"
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00pm

Lecture/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free & Open to the Public.

Roosevelt visited Georgia forty-one times between 1924 and 1945. This rich gathering of photographs and remembrances documents the vital role of Georgia's people and places in FDR's rise from his position as a despairing politician daunted by disease to his role as a revered leader who guided the country through its worst depression and a world war.




Alan Wieder - "Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation"
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author, raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch.




Robert Strauss - "Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents"
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater.
Free & Open to the Public.

Worst. President. Ever. Flips the great presidential biography on its head, offering an enlightening - and highly entertaining! - account of poor James Buchanan's presidency to prove once and for all that, well, few leaders could have done worse.




Heather Ann Thompson - "Blood in the Water"
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00pm

Reading/Book Signing.
Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater.
Free and Open to the Public.

Blood in the Water is the first definitive account of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice--including information never released to the public--published to coincide with the forty-fifth anniversary of this historic event.



The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. *LAST ADMISSIONS SALES TIME IS 4:15pm*. Admission is $8.00 - Adults; $6.00 - Seniors (60+), Military, and students with IDs; Free - Children (16 and under).  Parking - Free.  The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. For more information, please call 404-865-7100.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia   30307-1498
Telephone: (404) 865-7100
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