Clinton and Truman Presidential Libraries: Sculpture

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(click to enlarge) Glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly in Clinton Library.

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(click to enlarge) Sculpture portrait of Harry S. Truman

I think these two images may convey as well as anything the difference between the Clinton and Truman Presidential Libraries. Clinton: modern, sophisticated, impersonal. Truman: old-fashioned, common-man, personal. Ironically, Clinton is reputedly more outgoing and personable than Truman was (HST relished his privacy), but their libraries don't show it.

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