Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Voyage to The Carter Center for ‘A View from the Periscope’

Dive into the underwater world of submariners at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

“A View from the Periscope,” now on display through Aug. 3, features paintings and drawings from the U.S. Naval Historic Center’s art collection.

The exhibition provides a look at the unique role of the U.S. Submarine Service and celebrates the 60th anniversary of the former president’s submarine service.

The exhibition includes a 1902 drawing of the Hunley, the first submarine, as well as 42 other historic paintings and drawings from the World War II-era to the 1980s. Artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Georges Schreiber and John Charles Roach capture the mystery of the submarine and the adventurous nature of submariners.

The Carter Presidential Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors and $6 for military and students with IDs. Children 16 and under are free.

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