Looking for something to do on this rainy Saturday? Visit the Clinton Center and see replicas of the Oval Office and the White House Cabinet Room, and tour our colorful temporary exhibit, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea.
#Repost - We’re excited to have David Deming’s “Defender” currently on display! This piece was included in a series of sculpture exhibitions arranged by then-First Lady @hillaryclinton for the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at the White House. Thanks to the @arkartscenter for sharing it with our visitors. ・・・ Now on view @clintoncenter: David Deming’s “Defender.” See the sculpture in the Clinton Presidential Center's second-floor gallery. #sculpture #clintoncenter #community #defender #art #onviewnow #deming #littlerock
#Repost — Thanks, @ayisaboutyou! ・・・ Over at the Clinton Presidential Center visiting The Washed Ashore Project exhibit. Read all about it in the August AY Magazine, and make sure to visit the exhibit yourself to find out how you can help with this “trashy” way to save the sea. aymag.com/washed-ashore-trashy-way-save-sea
#OTD 1994, King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met at the White House to sign the Washington Declaration, ending a state of war between their countries that had lasted 46 years. "I saw three statesmen show what is possible when leaders of goodwill build trust, display courage, use their authority, and extend their personal and political capital to seek the best for their countries." -Mara Rudman in a reflection on the historic agreement. Photos courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
#Repost @wjclibrary42 ・・・ President Clinton and Vice President Gore hosted Astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at the White House to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Space Mission ceremony on July 20, 1994. Now we embark on the 50th Anniversary of this monumental achievement. #clintonlibrary #presidentiallibraries #billclinton #algore #spaceprogram #nasa #Apollo11At50 #spacerace #Apollo50 #astronauts #moonlanding #Apollo11 (42-WHPO-P18125-30, Photographed by Ralph Alswang)
Today is Shark Awareness Day! Visit the Clinton Center and take a picture with Greta the Great White Shark inside our Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea exhibit. Greta is 16 feet long and made entirely of plastic debris collected from beaches. #SharkAwarenessDay Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea is sponsored by @regionalrecycling.
#FeedbackFriday: "...a great stroll down memory lane. Wonderful displays and the volunteers added so much to the experience... I enjoyed the Oval Office display and especially enjoyed seeing all the gifts he received from various foreign countries." –Jeanne from Arizona.
Join us TODAY at 4:30 p.m. for Super Summer Saturday at the Clinton Center! We’ll have a FREE showing of Happy Feet and hands-on activities (provided by @littlerockzoo) designed to raise awareness about how plastic pollution affects animals and our environment.
Looking for a fun indoor activity to get out of the summer heat? Visit the Clinton Center and play the Styrofoam Drum Set, meet Stella the Seahorse, and explore the Reef at Risk in our Washed Ashore exhibit! You'll come face-to-face with colorful sea creatures made from flip flops, plastic bottles, beach toys, nets, pool noodles, and other everyday items found on beaches. Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea is sponsored by Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District.
Culinary Campers in their third year of Culinary Camp competed in several Food Network-worthy competitions: the Cupcake Challenge, Ice Cream Challenge, and the River Market Challenge. They wrapped-up their camp experience with a special reception for family members and friends to demonstrate how much they learned and how their skills have grown. Thank you to Culinary Camp sponsor, Ben E. Keith Foods.
Visit the Clinton Center and walk through the Whale Ribcage, play the Styrofoam Drum Set, and explore the Reef at Risk in our Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea exhibit! This family-friendly exhibit features more than 20 giant sea life sculptures made entirely from plastic debris collected from beaches. This exhibit is sponsored by @regionalrecycling.
#Repost @ashcanandwill ・・・ “I’ve got one word for you: plastics.” We’re killing our planet. Sobering art exhibit at the @clintoncenter from @art_to_save_the_sea Washed Ashore. ・・・ Thanks for visiting the @clintoncenter, Ashli.
#OTD 1994, President Bill Clinton announced his administration’s first major economic development initiative to revitalize distressed neighborhoods by establishing 104 place-based “empowerment zones” to attract business investment and job creation. Defined as areas of special focus for economic programs, these zones were identified as areas with poverty rates above 20% and census tracts with incomes at least 20% below the regional median. Stay tuned for a deeper look at Empowerment Zones, coming up later this year.
#OTD in 1979, Bill Clinton was sworn in as the 40th governor of Arkansas. At 32 years old, he was the nation's youngest governor in four decades. He had an impressive mandate and a long list of new policies to enact, particularly measures that improved the economy, health care, and education.
The exhibits inside the Clinton Center are closed during the government shutdown, but it's a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy the park and see the Anne Frank Tree installation.
#TBT The White House Collection of American Crafts was first displayed in the White House in 1993. Here, President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton are viewing the "Prayer Bowls" by Cheryl C. Williams in the Cross Hall. Photo: William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
#OTD: On New Year's Eve 1999, the Clintons hosted a Millennium Celebration Dinner at the White House. #newyearseve Photo courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
REMINDER: All exhibits at the Clinton Center are closed during the federal government shutdown. However, @42barandtable and the Clinton Museum Store will be open during their regular business hours.
Merry Christmas from the Clinton Center! Photo courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
NOTICE: The Clinton Center has modified our operations during the federal government shutdown: • All exhibits will be closed. • @42barandtable will be open during regular lunch & dinner hours. www.42barandtable.org • The Clinton Museum Store will be open during regular hours. www.clintonmuseumstore.org • Private events will not be affected.
ICYMI: Last night, we hosted a conversation with Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore, moderated by Stephanie Streett, in which they discussed their remarkable book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics.
Great news: FREE Rock Region Metro streetcar rides throughout 2019. There is a stop conveniently located right next to the #ClintonCenter and @HeiferInternational Village. #Repost @littlerockcvb ・・・ Great news!! Enjoy #free #streetcar rides from Dec 21, 2018 through Dec 31, 2019! Yup, free rides throughout all of next year! Woo hoo! 🚃🙀 📸 cred @sylvita11 • • • • • #littlerock #littlerockarkansas #littlerockar #rrmetro #downtownlr #lrrivermarket #travel #holidaysinlittlerock #notatypo #notypo
Santa will be at the Clinton Center between 8 a.m. and noon TODAY, December 15! Join us for FREE holiday activities, festive entertainment, and photos with Santa. #SantaattheCenter #happyholidays
#FBF: Children gathered to celebrate Chanukah in the Oval Office of the White House on December 21, 2000. Happy Chanukah from the Clinton Center! Photo courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. #happychanukah #flashbackfriday
“I am profoundly grateful for every minute I spent with President Bush and will always hold our friendship as one of my life’s greatest gifts." - President Bill Clinton about President George H. W. Bush Photo courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. #remembering41 #bush41 #georgehwbush
#Repost @wjclibrary42 ・・・ Our hearts and thoughts go out to the Bush family as we mourn the passing of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. (PhotoID# P57946-33 06Nov1997; Photographed by Sharon Farmer) #GHWB #BillClinton #presidentiallibraries #clintonlibrary #GeorgeHWBush @bush41 @bush41library
Celebrating #NationalCatDay by honoring our favorite First Cat, Socks! Photo courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
Created especially for the White House Collection of American Crafts, this extensively decorated bowl features an abstract and fragmented design inspired by the American flag. Do you see it? See "White House Bowl" by Bennett Bean now on display at the Clinton Center in The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit!
Visit the Clinton Center and see a full-scale replica of the Oval Office and a reconstruction of the Cabinet Room.
Craft artist Ronald F. Fleming made this bowl from a single burl of redwood. After roughing out the shape of the bowl on a lathe, he began the intensive task of hand-carving individual overlapping leaves in a design that suggests movement, growth, and enclosure. See this beautiful piece, "New Beginnings," in our White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit, on display now! #ACW18
It’s another @bankofamerica “Museums On Us” weekend! Visit the Clinton Center and show us your Bank of America ® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card this Saturday and Sunday and receive FREE admission. It’s a great weekend to see our stunning new exhibit, The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit, sponsored by Bank of America!
American Craft Week starts today! Celebrate the beauty of American craft by touring our White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit. The exhibit includes the work of 78 of America's foremost craft artists, and is on display for the first time in 18 years! #ACW18
Visit the Clinton Center and see a full-scale replica of the Oval Office and a reconstruction of the Cabinet Room.
#OTD 1993, the National and Community Service Trust Act – which created AmeriCorps – was signed by President Bill Clinton. Since 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours of service in communities across America. “National service recognizes a simple but powerful truth – that we make progress not by governmental action alone, but we do best when the people and their government work at the grassroots in genuine partnership.” – President Bill Clinton, 1993 Photo courtesy of Corporation for National and Community Service.
Last night, Secretary @hillaryclinton joined us for the opening celebration of The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit at the Clinton Center. The exhibit is on display now through March 31, 2019.
Exhibit installation in progress! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Clinton Center’s next temporary exhibit, The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit, which opens next Monday, September 17. The collection includes 73 works created by 78 of America’s foremost craft artisans. The exhibition debuted during the Clinton family’s first holiday season in the White House in 1993 and then was exhibited in museums across the US until 2000. This 25th anniversary exhibit is the first time in 18 years that the collection has been on display.
Searching for the perfect venue for your big day? From the elegant glass and bamboo walls to sweeping views of the Little Rock skyline, the Clinton Center will leave a lasting impression on all of your guests. #Repost @42barandtable with @get_repost ・・・ Just ended a spectacular wedding. Day 1 #30daysof42 #wedding #ido #arkansas
Help us choose our next exhibit! What temporary exhibits would you like to see on display at the Clinton Center? Share your opinion and be entered into a drawing for a Clinton Center prize package! Complete the short survey at the link in our bio.
We want to hear from you! What temporary exhibits would you like to see on display at the Clinton Center? Share your opinion and be entered into a drawing for a Clinton Center prize pack! Complete the short survey at the link in our bio.
As a US Navy pilot during the Vietnam War, John McCain was shot down and held as a POW. As a US Senator, he became a leading advocate for strengthening relations between the US and Vietnam. In July 1995, Senator McCain stood with President Bill Clinton and other leaders to announce the full restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Vietnam after 20 years of severed ties. In July 2000, Senator McCain attended a ceremony following the signing of a trade agreement between the US and Vietnam, described by President Clinton as "another historic step in the process of normalization, reconciliation, and healing between our two nations." "I will always be especially grateful for [Senator McCain’s] leadership in our successful efforts to normalize relations with Vietnam." --President Bill Clinton, Aug 25, 2018 📷: The William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Visit the Clinton Center and see a full-scale replica of the Oval Office and a reconstruction of the Cabinet Room. And this weekend, August 18 and 19, admission to tour the Clinton Center is FREE!
Each year, we celebrate President Clinton's birthday with a FREE admission day. This year, visitors can enjoy TWO free admission days– August 18 and 19! Visit the Clinton Center this weekend and tour our permanent exhibit collection, including a replica of the Oval Office and a reconstruction of the Cabinet Room, free of charge.
“Hillary and I mourn the loss of our friend Aretha Franklin, one of America's greatest national treasures… She will forever be the Queen of Soul and so much more to all who knew her personally and through her music.” –President Bill Clinton. Photos courtesy of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library/National Archives. #clintoncenter #arethafranklin
The Clinton Center is happy to announce our next temporary exhibit, The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit. Created in 1993 at the request of First Lady @hillaryclinton in honor of the “Year of American Craft: A Celebration of the Creative Work of the Hand,” the collection includes 73 works of glass, metal, ceramic, fiber, and wood, created by 78 of America’s foremost craft artists. This dynamic exhibit will be on display September 17, 2018 to March 31, 2019.
We’re sending best wishes to Arkansas students who are returning to school this week! As President Bill Clinton said in 1995, “Education is the work of your lives, but it’s also the work of America’s future.” #FirstDayofSchool #BacktoSchool
In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated the 2nd woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On this day in 1993, she took the oath of office. #OTD #RBG 📸 @wjclibrary42