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Time magazine photo exhibit captures memorable moments of U.S. presidents
Miller Center to hold forum with James Baker in conjunction with exhibit

By Robert Brickhouse

Gerald Ford
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.

"The 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.

The 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
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.

Former 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 Hall Auditorium.

The 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.

"For 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 Presidency."

Time, 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 the globe.

The 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.

For 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.

Photographic exhibit of presidents
from Roosevelt to Clinton

The exhibit, free and open to the public, is on display
Jan. 31-March 25 at the Miller Center of Public Affairs.

Located 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.


(Top) 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. Army Photo.

(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.

(Bottom ) Ronald Reagan next to one of his horses at Rancho del Cielo in Santa Barbara, California. April 21, 1984. Pete Souza-Ronald Reagan Library.



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