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- Exhibition: "The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives"
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PUBLIC FIGURES, PRIVATE LIVES"
From May 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013—while our permanent exhibit galleries are closed for the final stage of the Library’s renovation—the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is presenting the largest photography exhibition ever assembled on the lives and public careers of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. "The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives," is a new and very different kind of exhibit that takes visitors on an immersive photographic and film journey through the lives and times of the Roosevelts. The exhibition features nearly one thousand images that vividly depict both their public and private lives.
These photographs include famous and familiar images, many reproduced in dramatically large formats. But the exhibit also presents visitors with new visual perspectives on the Roosevelts through large numbers of unique and rarely-seen personal photographs from the unparalleled photographic collections at the Roosevelt Library. Shot by family members, friends, government officials, and other insiders, these images offer fascinating views into the private lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their family and political associates. These include childhood images, candid snapshots of family life and trips, humorous moments, behind-the-scenes views of famous figures, and unusual perspectives on historic meetings and events.
Special audiovisual programs accompany the photographs and include projections of little-known film shot by Roosevelt family and friends that depict their more unscripted moments. The highlight of the exhibit is a multimedia presentation featuring original audio recordings of Eleanor Roosevelt speaking about her family life.
SAVE YOUR TICKET!
Purchase a ticket to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum’s special photography exhibit "The Roosevelts: Public Figures, Private Lives" between May 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. Tickets dated in this time period will be honored for an additional visit after the Library and Museum opens its new permanent exhibition in late summer 2013. We look forward to seeing you again when the Library brings a new deal to a new generation.
|Art of the New Deal features a selection of New Deal art from the collections of the FDR Library. Click the link above or the image to the left to enter the online exhibit.|
The museum maintains an active program of traveling exhibitions. We also present joint exhibitions with other museums and libraries. Contact Supervisory Museum Curator Herman Eberhardt if you are interested in bringing one of our traveling exhibits to your institution.
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