Exhibition: American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times

Time & Date: May 3, 2017 – September 17, 2017

Venue: Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963). During his administration, photographers and cameramen used his images and his family to convey the vision of new America: a world power making a better life for its citizen.

The exhibition American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times features the President John F. Kennedy’s life. It is based on the book FK: A Vision for America.

During the exhibition, visitors will have a chance to see 77 images chosen from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives.

The exhibition showcases images depicting Kennedy’s life events, from his first congressional attempt as a war hero in 1946, his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, his run for the White House in 1960 and role as commander in chief, to his tragic death in Dallas in 1963.

Source: americanart.si.edu

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