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Legendary journalist Bill Moyers will make a rare encore appearance and return to the Truman Library Institute's Howard and Virginia Bennett Forum on the Presidency to speak publicly - for the first time - about his close association with LBJ, the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the intertwined legacies of Presidents Johnson and Truman.
Moyers was appointed associate director for the newly created Peace Corps in 1961. When LBJ took office after Kennedy's assassination, he became a special assistant to Johnson. He played a key role in the Great Society legislative task forces and was a principal architect of LBJ's 1964 presidential campaign. Moyers acted as the president's informal chief of staff from 1964 until 1966; from 1965 to 1967, he served as White House press secretary.
This exceptional event will feature a program by Bill Moyers, followed by a conversation with the live audience, moderated by former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey and will be held at unity Temple on the Plaza.
Internationally recognized architect and educator Peter Eisenman, FAIA, Int FRIBA, delivers a Public Lecture Series talk titled “Close Reading Architecture Today,” in conjunction with the exhibition Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association.
Eisenman is founder and design principal of Eisenman Architects, an architecture and design office in New York City. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Popular Science magazine named him one of the top five innovators of 2006 for the multipurpose University of Phoenix Stadium.
Presented at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University.
Reception, 6 p.m. ~ Lecture, 6:30 p.m.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington and to introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America, the Missouri State Museum will offer a series of screenings and discussions centered around four documentaries on the Lincoln University campus in Jefferson City, Mo.
This program continues the museum’s ongoing series, “Museum After Hours,” held the first Wednesday of each month. While museum galleries will remain open until 9 p.m., the programs for September, October, November and December will be presented in the T.D. Pawley Theater at Lincoln University.
The Created Equal film set is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The schedule is as follows:
Programs will be held on the above-listed dates ONLY.
Matthew Bailey, PhD, independent scholar, discusses Joan Miró’s Peinture (painting), 1933.
This Spotlight talk focuses on Miró's working methods and provocative imagery, exploring the artist's efforts to create a more culturally engaged form of Surrealism beyond its traditional focus on the private subconscious, using abstraction as a means to invoke both psychic and social conflict permeating life in the twentieth century.
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