magazine photo exhibit captures memorable moments of U.S. presidents
Miller Center to hold forum with
James Baker in conjunction with exhibit
Gerald Ford presents a study in thought as he puffs on his
pipe and contemplates the question of amnesty draft dodgers
and deserters. September 1974. David H. Kennerly.
Photos courtesy of Time Magazine.
world goes through the White House, and the Presidency as it has
evolved has become the single most powerful, creative and important
political office in human history. "Time and The Presidency"
capsulizes this great drama," says Time contributor and presidential
observer Hugh Sidey, who provides commentary to the photographic
exhibition opening at the Miller
Center of Public Affairs Jan. 31.
exhibit features some of Time magazine's best presidential photographs,
capturing memorable and intimate moments of the modern American
presidency from Roosevelt to Clinton.
George Bush in a budget meeting with staff in the dining room
of his vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine. July 24, 1990.
Carol T. Powers-George Bush Presidential Library.
Secretary of State James A. Baker III will help launch the presidency
exhibit with a public forum, "Making History: A View From
Inside the White House," on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. in Old Cabell
exhibit features the work of such prominent photographers as Eddie
Adams, P.F. Bentley, David Burnett, Michael Evans, Dirck Halstead,
David Hume Kennerly, Diana Walker and Hank Walker. Accompanying
the photographs are observations by Sidey, who began covering
Dwight Eisenhower for LIFE magazine in 1957 and later became Time's
political and White House correspondent. Sidey has served as TIME
Washington bureau chief and started his Time column, "The
Presidency" in 1966.
Avid yachtsman John Kennedy piloting the yawl Manitou off
Cape Cod, Mass. Circa 1960. Robert Knudsen-The White House.
the last 40 years the Presidency has been my life. I have watched
and listened and then written about the men who have contended
for the job," Sidey said. "And when the victors entered
the White House, I went along, a witness to the hourly and daily
struggles to make sense out of a difficult world and to nudge
our nation forward a bit in their time. I cannot recall a single
day in which I was bored. ... Every one of us has been a part
of this caravan, every life propelled and shaped by the American
one of the world's best-known publications and now in its 76th
year of publication, is read by more than 31 million people around
Miller Center is the fourth of seven locations the exhibition
will visit through 2000. Sponsored by American Century Investments
of Kansas City, Mo., the traveling exhibit will remain at the
Miller Center through March 25 before moving to the Bush, Johnson
and Reagan presidential libraries. American Century Investments
is a mutual fund company serving nearly two million individual
and institutional investors.
more information, visit the Miller Center's web site at http://www.virginia/edu/~miller,
or take a virtual tour at Time's -- www.presidentsonline.com.
The web sites showcase content from the exhibit and a list of
libraries and museums where it will appear.
exhibit of presidents
from Roosevelt to Clinton
exhibit, free and open to the public, is on display
Jan. 31-March 25 at the Miller Center of Public Affairs.
at 2201 Old Ivy Road, the Miller Center is open
Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Thursdays,
from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
An ailing Franklin D. Roosevelt attending the "Big
Three" conference at Livadia Palace at Yalta, Crimea,
with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Within two months
of this meeting Roosevelt was dead. February 1945. U.S.
(Middle) Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak, King Hussein of Jordan, Bill Clinton
and the P.L.O.'s Yasser Arafat about to enter the East Room
for signing of Middle East peace accord. According to photographer
Barbara Kinney, "An aide said, 'Oh, Mr. Clinton, your
tie's a little crooked, you might want to fix that.' He
did, and out of the corner of my eye, I realized they were
all doing it, out of instinct." Sept. 28, 1995. Barbara
Kinney-The White House.
) Ronald Reagan next to one of his horses at Rancho del
Cielo in Santa Barbara, California. April 21, 1984. Pete
Souza-Ronald Reagan Library.