American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times

May 3, 2017 – September 17, 2017

Senator Kennedy returns home to Massachusetts after accepting the Democratic nomination, July 1960. Photo, © Paul Schutzer, Getty Images

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, South

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President John F. Kennedy’s administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives that capture the dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have never before been published. The exhibition is presented as part of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s yearlong, nationwide celebration that commemorates Kennedy’s centennial year.

The exhibition is based on the book JFK: A Vision for America, published by HarperCollins.

The exhibition will travel.