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EVENTS & EXHIBITS
National History Day 2019
Education - Professional Development January 1, 2019-December 30, 2019
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- National History Day 2019
EXHIBIT: “Panamanian Submerged Timber Series: Vessels Created by the Moulthrop Family”
Exhibit April 11, 2019-April 28, 2019
Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Free and Open to the Public (with Museum ticket purchase)
The seven vessels on display were created by the Georgia-based artists Matt and Philip Moulthrop through a unique collaboration with the Embassy of Panama. The works are part of a series of twenty-five turned-wood vessels made from wood submerged during the construction of the Bayano Dam in 1976. The dam is the second-largest power source in Panama.
Working with the company Wooderra, The Embassy of Panama coordinated the donation of the submerged timber and facilitated this cultural partnership in which the work of American artists highlights the natural beauty of Panama’s flora. The Carter Library was picked for the exhibit because of President Carter’s long relationship with Panama. In 1977, President Carter and General Omar Torrijos signed the Torrijos-Carter Treaties returning control of the Canal to Panama after 1999. Panama was also the first country to have its elections monitored by The Carter Center.
- EXHIBIT: “Panamanian Submerged Timber Series: Vessels Created by the Moulthrop Family”
Film Screenings April 22, 2019
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public
This film tells the story we learned of a stunning environmental tragedy place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. Thousands of young albatrosses lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. The experience is devastating, not only for what it meant for the suffering of the birds, but also for what it reflected back to us about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity’s damaged relationship with the living world.