Book Talk: "Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush"

Jodi Kanter, GW Associate professor of theater

How do the funding, setting, architecture, and exhibition of a presidential library shape our understanding of the president’s character? In her book Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, Jodi Kanter analyzes presidential libraries as performances that encourage visitors to think in particular ways about executive leadership and about their own roles in public life. Books will be available for purchase in the museum shop.

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required.