Exhibits - 2000
August 4, 2000 to September 4, 2000
As John James Audubon's Birds of America was the most magnificent ornithological publication of the nineteenth century, Of Birds and Texas may rightfully claim that honor for the twentieth. Originally published in a twenty-three-by-twenty-nine-and-a-half-inch elephant folio limited edition in 1986, this collection of forty exquisitely detailed bird portraits and ten Texas landscapes, with accompanying commentary by the artists Scott Gentling and Stuart Gentling and a personal essay by Texas' most respected writer, John Graves, won widespread acclaim. A. C. Greene praised it as "the most stunning and prodigious book in Texas history (and possibly forever)," while the Dallas Morning News deemed it "the most magnificent book ever produced in Texas."
April 1, 2000 to June 26, 2000
With the presidential race heating up, mutual fund company American Century Investments and TIME Magazine are bringing a traveling photo exhibit honoring recent presidents to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas.