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Lady Bird exhibit opens

Thursday, July 15, 2021 by Tai Moses

A new exhibition at the just-reopened LBJ Presidential Library delves into the life, loves and legacy of Lady Bird Johnson. Lady Bird: Beyond the Wildflowers is the library’s first major curated exhibition of the former first lady’s “complete personal and political life,” according to the press material, and library Director Mark Lawrence calls it a “landmark moment.” Daughter Luci Baines Johnson said her mother was “the most curious woman I’ve ever known and believed a day without learning was a day that was wasted. She was a ‘gentle heroine of nature and mankind’ and never wasted a moment of her 94 years.” Her other daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, described her mother as “always ready for an adventure. … This exhibition captures my mother’s never-ending quest for knowledge about travel, art, literature, and environmental conservation as well as her passion for contributing to the community and our country.” The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 13, includes letters, photographs, clothing and artifacts that are on display to the public for the first time.

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