Secretary Of State James Baker To Launch Time And The Presidency
Photography Exhibit At The University Of Virginia
12, 2000 -- TIME
and The Presidency,
an extraordinary photographic exhibition with commentary by noted
Time magazine contributor and presidential observer Hugh Sidey,
will open at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University
of Virginia on 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.
American Century Investments of Kansas City, Mo., is the sponsor
of the travelling exhibit, which will remain at the Miller Center
through March 25 before moving to the Bush, Johnson and Reagan presidential
Secretary of State James A. Baker III will help launch the presidency
exhibit with a public forum on Friday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m.
in Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia. The title
of the forum will be "Making History: A View From Inside the
White House." The exhibit and forum are free and open to the
public. The Miller Center is located at 2201 Old Ivy Road in Charlottesville.
The exhibit opens to the public on Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. Thereafter,
the exhibit is open Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until it closes on March 25.
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 Times
political and White House correspondent. Sidey has served as Time
Washington bureau chief and started his Time column, "The Presidency"
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. 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. Every one of us has
been a part of this caravan, every life propelled and shaped by
the American presidency."
more information about the exhibit, visit the Miller Centers
website at http://www.virginia.edu/~miller,
or take a virtual tour at Times www.presidentsonline.com.
The websites showcase content from the exhibit and a list of libraries
and museums where it will appear. The Miller Center is the fourth
of seven locations the exhibition will visit through 2000.
is one of the worlds best-known publications, read by more
than 31 million people around the globe. Now in its 76th year of
publication, Times mission is "to help a curious reader
work through -- hand in hand with us -- very specific issues, debates
and ideas that he or she must form an opinion about in order to
be an interesting citizen of the world," says Walter Isaacson,
Times managing editor. Time also publishes Time Digital, a
technology magazine, and Time For Kids, which reaches 2.5 million
students in classrooms nationwide.
Century Investments is a mutual fund company serving nearly two
million individual and institutional investors.
Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia is
a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to the study of the
American presidency, contemporary political history, and the national
and international policies of the United States.
receive a photo electronically for use with this story contact Margaret
Edwards at (804) 924-7889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miller Center for Public Affairs
University of Virginia
January 31 - March 25, 2000
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
College Station, TX
April 1 - June 18, 2000
Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum
June 23 -September 24, 2000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Simi Valley, CA
Margaret Edwards, Miller Center of Public Affairs, (804) 924-7889
or Debra Richman, TIME, (212) 522-6856