On your next visit to Atlanta, don’t miss The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum’s latest exhibit, Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection, on display through November 27th, 2011. The exhibit showcases over 200 pins that Secretary Madeleine Albright wore during her career as Ambassador and Secretary of the United States.
Secretary of State Albright became known for selecting pins and broaches that expressed her opinion regarding a particular diplomatic situation, to send messages to the other side and just to express her moods. Balloons signaled she was happy, turtles that negotiations were moving to slow and spiders and crabs that it was a bad day. The pins were purchased at flea markets, antique stores and gifts from diplomats. One of her Americana pins is her Lady Liberty Silver Broach with two watch faces for the eyes, with one of the faces upside down. This was so she and also the person she was meeting would both know when the appointment was to end.
Secretary Albright’s book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box was published last year. This exhibit was designed by the New York Museum of Arts and Design with the generous support of Coca Cola.
Before you head back to our Atlanta Bed and Breakfast from the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum be sure and save some time to wonder around the 35 acres that include a lake and Japanese Garden, you might even see President Carter.
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