Temporary Exhibits

Vietnam, America’s Conflict

Vietnam, America’s Conflict brings together the powerful photography of Jim Guy Tucker and Bruce Wesson, graduates of Little Rock's Hall High School class of 1961. The work of these two schoolmates captures the faces of men, women, and children learning first hand their own profound lessons of war. Using the portraits in this exhibit, Tucker and Wesson remind museum patrons of the reality of war.

Conflict and Crisis: The MacArthur-Truman Controversy

On April 11, 1951 President Harry S. Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur from all his commands for publicly criticizing governmental policies in the Korean War. MacArthur received a hero's welcome home while Truman was widely scorned. The subsequent controversy created an enduring debate over the issue of civilian authority over the military, limited war versus total war and the containment of communism. The dismissal of MacArthur by Truman created a political controversy which remains today. This exhibit is on loan from MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, Virginia.