January 11th, 2012
04:20 PM ET

You can see what President Obama saw

While on vacation in Hawaii this past month President Obama and his family stopped by The East-West Center to view an exhibit of his mother's life and work in Indonesia.   The exhibit of jewelry, textiles, metal work and photographs collected by Obama's mother Ann Dunham closed earlier this month but here you have a chance to see what the president saw when he stopped by.


Topics: The Family

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. jerry

    This is truly a joke.

    January 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
    • lisa2010

      i think YOU're a JOKE!!!! go back to your couch, drink a beer and do your puzzles,, YOU'LL NEVER AMOUNT TO ANN DUNHAM'S LEVEL!!!

      January 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
      • jerry

        OMG! another angry single black woman...they are everywhere, even in the Whitehouse.

        Sorry Mrs obama, I mean Blackhouse!

        January 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
    • jean2009

      Ah jerry the overall midget...mind, body and lacking in soul and sooo many ways.

      January 12, 2012 at 10:42 am |
    • Michelle

      You are a angry, ignorant racist completely empty of morals. We need less of people like you.

      January 29, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  2. insight iowa

    Very interesting, thank you for this story. She seemed to have been a very talented and caring person. So many do such great things to help others less fortunate that we are blind to.

    January 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
    • jerry

      so talented she needed to abandon the two children of muslim fathers with her parents and eventually her son to a know sexual deviant and leftist radical to mentor him...yes, a great woman indeed. Don't believe me look it up.

      January 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
      • Charles

        Jerry, why are you so bitter? Take a chill pill my friend.

        January 12, 2012 at 7:20 am |
      • jean2009

        @ jerry
        Yes talented, something you don't seem to understand and are obviously lacking. Yes, she sent her son back to Hawaii to live with his grandmother so he would receive a quality education. In no terms does that amount to abandonment, but actually to providing well for your children.

        Look at the results, one child is a Harvard graduate, author of 6 books, a lawyer, and President of the United States; and his sister Maya has a PhD graduated from Barnard College, is a teacher and has taught at the University of Hawaii. She recently published a children's book.

        http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/beyond-prisons/obamas-sister-what-our-mother-taught-us?b_start:int=1&-C=

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Soetoro-Ng

        January 12, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  3. george

    Awesome exhibit, a truely talented individual and extreemley caring!!! She must be equally proud looking down at the accomplishment of his Son. This is the most important of her gift to America!

    January 12, 2012 at 12:25 am |
  4. gtsmoker

    now we know where young Barry developed his love affair with bankers.

    January 12, 2012 at 3:12 am |
    • jean2009

      @gtsmoker His grandmother Marilyn Dunham was a bank Vice-President. His mother worked with non-profit grants and micro-finance banking to help poor women pull themselves out of poverty through small business loans. Look up Women's World Banking, and maybe you should research a little more before you make senseless poorly slanted posts.
      http://articles.nydailynews.com/2008-11-08/news/17909957_1_wall-street-credit-quality-bear-stearns

      January 12, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • jw

        thats the beauty of this govenmental system. he doesnt have to.

        January 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
      • Steve

        The American people have omebce like Piranhas, feeding away non stop until their is nothing left.How can the american people ignore the energy that Obama created for America after wiining the elections, how can the American people(Rep.) ignore that reality? they felt it too! im sure, instead they translated it to fear, the only tactic they know Any how, I never felt or saw anything like it on that day of our Presidential victory!! not to mention how it was felt Worldwide!After 8 years of Bush creating that perfect gap between the elite and the middle class , poor people,creating a frightend, sick. less confident and uneducated America, he met his objective, Yet I can also understand how dificult it is for Republican Conservatives to step aside now, imagine having to give up 8 years of what the Bush admisntration has provided, it must be tough??? Its like teaching an old dog new tricks, obviously that old dog is not interested when he can simply be fed and lay all day long on that Big Ass Porch! Now President Obama has to keep the boat afloat for Republicans and Democrats and anyone in between to balance this nation that allows you to be all we can be!In 8 years I didnt see Bush perform any miracles! so why should Obama in just 1??? Let them man work and help thy neighbor!!!!

        April 2, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  5. Michelle

    Jerry – get back in the clown car.

    This looks like a very interesting exhibit. I hope it tours other cities.

    January 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm |
  6. Louis

    Jerry must be a limited educated chap. Must be the tea he has been drinking. he obviously does not know the true and living God to have so much bitternesss

    January 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
  7. Merryjhoy

    irelandsgirl16 sounds like a lot of fun but .i dont have a twttier:/ so ..you can just call me XDDDDDDDDDDD lol i cant even begin to imagine what that conversation would be like. but ill try;me:hellork:hi its ryan (with amazing accent)*me thinks about ryans i know and immediately jumps to rk*me: aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhehehee sorryrk:thats ok, thanks for donating.me: oh it was no biggie. i try to do what i canrk: it really means a lot. i apresiate it (i assume you say appreCiate like paul ; ) )me: ok i promised myself i wouldnt ask this but rk: *chuckles* go aheadme: (now starting to involuntarily do accent* what is it like to be named after a shade of green! *giggles* sorry i had to askrk: quite colourful ; )me *faints*rk: you there ire .me:yeah, sorry i had to step out of the phone. your awesomely clever answer with your beautiful accent that i just embarrased myself with when i *accidently* used it.hi ryan ; ) XDDDD

    April 3, 2012 at 8:21 am |
  8. beau

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    July 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm |