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Title
Hotel Texas
Type
Text
Monograph
Subject
Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy (1963 : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Art, Modern--Exhibitions (LCSH)
Art--Collectors and collecting--Texas--Fort Worth (LCSH)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Travel--Texas--Fort Worth. (LCSH)
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994--Travel--Texas--Fort Worth. (LCSH)
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Group Shows (BISACSH)
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century (BISACSH)
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) (BISACSH)
Language
English
Illustrative Content
Illustrations
Geographic Coverage
Texas
Classification
LCC: N6448.A78 H68 2013
DDC: 709.04/00747642812 full
ART006010
HIS036060
HIS036130
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Supplementary Content
bibliography
index
Summary
"The events associated with John F. Kennedy's death are etched into our nation's memory. This fascinating book tells a less familiar part of the story, about a special art exhibition organized by a group of Fort Worth citizens. On November 21, 1963, the Kennedys arrived in Fort Worth around midnight, making their way to Suite 850 of the Hotel Texas. There, installed in their honor, was an intimate exhibition that included works by Monet, Van Gogh, Marin, Eakins, Feininger, and Picasso. Due to the late hour, it was not until the following morning that the couple viewed the exhibition and phoned one of the principal organizers, Ruth Carter Johnson, to offer thanks. Mrs. Kennedy indicated that she wished she could stay longer to admire the beautiful works. The couple was due to depart for Dallas, and the rest is history.This volume reunites the works in this exhibition for the first time and features some previously unpublished images of the hotel room. Essays examine this exhibition from several angles: anecdotal, analytical, cultural, and historical, and include discussions of what the local citizens wished to convey to their distinguished viewers"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Art Is Not a Form of Propaganda; It Is a Form of Truth / Olivier Meslay
The Unplanned Farewell: An Art Exhibition for President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy / Scott Grant Barker
Oil on Canvas: Texas Art Collectors and the President's Visit to Fort Worth, November 1963 / David M. Lubin
Swimming: Thomas Eakins, JFK, and November 22, 1963 / Alexander Nemerov
Illustrated Chronology / Nicola Longford
Checklist of the Exhibition.
Authorized Access Point
Hotel Texas