Exhibits - 2005
November 7, 2005 to July 31, 2006
The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library undertakes its most ambitious exhibit yet - exploring America's love affair with trains. Visitors can see rare and unique items including the original gold spike that ceremonially completed the first U.S. transcontinental railroad. The exhibit includes a collection of historic and contemporary photographs by noted railroad photographers and hundreds of three dimensional objects including railroad china, scale models, and a variety of contemporary and historic railroad artifacts.
August 5, 2005 to October 2, 2005
Texas pride will always fly high. Texas Flags, sponsored by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, will be on exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum from August 5th through October 2nd, 2005. Texas Flags is comprised of 29 historic flags associated with the state, which are on loan from eight different museums and archives from around Texas and other states.
July 2, 2005 to October 6, 2005
Traveling the state as a Houston Chronicle photographer, E. Joseph Deering was amazed by the way images of the Texas flag just popped up in the most unlikely places-the sides of barns, mailboxes, airplanes, porch swings, front doors, water towers, pickup trucks, cowboy boots, even running shorts. He had never seen so many displays of state pride and state love as there are in Texas. Intrigued by this phenomenon, E. Joe, a native of Michigan and graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, set out to capture it on film.
April 25, 2005 to July 4, 2005
Peter Sís's artwork is filled with originality and creativity. His picture books for children are intricately drawn with graphic elegance and complexity that make them appealing to everyone. They cover topics ranging from his father's experiences in Tibet to the persecution of the astronomer Galileo to Darwin’s travels aboard The Beagle. The stories and illustrations invite the viewer into a richly detailed visual world and show how exciting and magical our world can be.
April 1, 2005 to May 30, 2005
Friedrich Kellner was a political activist in Mainz, Germany for the Social Democrats and campaigned against the Nazi Party. When Hitler came to power and sought revenge against his political opponents, Friedrich Kellner moved his family to the small town of Laubach where he became the chief justice inspector in the district courthouse. He had access to police and prosecutors' records and trial documents. His open declarations against the miscarriages of justice caused him to be brought before a tribunal and threatened with imprisonment in a concentration camp. After that he spent his nights writing in a secret diary, at risk to his life, decrying the militarism of his countrymen and the insanity of their totalitarian leader.
The Art of Jim WorkJanuary 31, 2005 to April 25, 2005
October 8, 2004 to January 2, 2005
Women Of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery