New Display At Museum Captures The Human Spirit Through Children's Art
For Release: December 11, 2006College Station, TX - In December 2004, a record-breaking tsunami swept the coast of Southeast Asia, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives, displacing more than 2 million people and devastating 11 countries. In the aftermath of this international natural disaster, President George H.W. Bush and President William J. Clinton combined their efforts to an unprecedented bipartisan effort to contribute to the global humanitarian aid response.
Despite intense media coverage of the tragedy, the unique experiences of children were not reported or given voice. In a new display, Children Speak: Tsunami, a collection of artwork by child survivors of the 2004 tsunami portrays the children’s perspective of the disaster, their view of the world and the resilience of the human spirit. The hope and power of humanity are expressed through the eyes of these courageous children and their art. This moving collection opens on December 18, 2006 and will be on exhibit in the Museum Rotunda until February 15, 2007.
The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens 62+ and active retired military with ID, as well as groups of 20 or more with advance reservations. Children 6 and older are $2.00; TAMU and Blinn College students as well as children under 6 are free.
For more information on Museum Exhibits and other events, check http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu.