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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, 7/31/2016
Artwork by Brian Washington
Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Included with Museum Admission

The Continual Struggle

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."


Joe Beck
"My Father and Atticus Finch"
Lecture/Book Signing
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Truman vs Dewey

As a child, Joe Beck heard about his father’s legacy: Foster Beck had once been a respected trial lawyer who defied the unspoken code of 1930s Alabama by defending a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck has become intrigued by the similarities between his father’s story and the one at the heart of Harper Lee’s iconic novel.


Marta McDowell
"All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America"
Lecture/Book Signing
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America

All the Presidents' Gardens tells the untold history of the White House Grounds. Starting with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and ending with Michelle Obama's focus on edibles, this rich and compelling narrative reveals how the story of the garden is also the story of America. Readers learn about Lincoln's goats, Ike's putting green, Jackie's iconic roses, Amy Carter's tree house, and much more.


Mark Landler
"Alter Egos :Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And The Twilight Struggle Over American Power"
Lecture/Book Signing
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Alter Egos :Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And The Twilight Struggle Over American Power

The Carter Presidential Library and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta present New York Times reporter Mark Landler for a discussion of his book Alter Egos :Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, And The Twilight Struggle Over American Power. Alter Egos is about two ambitious political archrivals from very different backgrounds who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historical destiny but who hold fundamentally different beliefs about how to project American power.


Byron Motley
"Embracing Cuba"
Reading/Book Signing
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Embracing Cuba

"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."


Jesmyn Ward
"The Fire This Time"
Lecture/Book Signing
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Fire This Time

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 and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.


Joseph Lelyveld
"His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt"
Lecture/Book Signing
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt

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"
Lecture/Book Signing
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Center's Cecil B. Day Chapel
Free and Open to the Public

The Underground railroad

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"
Lecture/Book Signing
Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00pm
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.


Wenonah Hauter
"The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment"
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

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"
Lecture/Book Signing
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

A President in our Midst: Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Georgia

Franklin Delano 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"
Reading/Book Signing
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation

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"
Reading/Book Signing
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents

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.


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.

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