Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy

Begin Date2013-05-26
End Date2013-09-15
Last Harvested At2014-09-01
Credit LineHotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, in association with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. In addition, the Sixth Floor Museum will provide films and documentation of the president's trip to Texas in 1963. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, published in association with Yale University Press. It begins with an introductory essay by Olivier Meslay titled "Art Is Not a Form of Propaganda, It Is a Form of Truth," and includes contributions from Scott Grant Barker, Texas art historian; David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University and author of the much-lauded Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images; and Alexander Nemerov, Professor of Art and Art History at Stanford University. The exhibition in Dallas is presented by Citi Private Bank. Air transportation is provided by American Airlines.
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionIn commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Dallas Museum of Art will bring together the works of art installed in the president's suite at the Hotel Texas during his fateful trip in 1963. The original installation, orchestrated by a small group of Fort Worth art collectors, was created especially for the president and first lady in celebration of their overnight visit to the city and included paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Thomas Eakins, Lyonel Feininger, Franz Kline, and Marsden Hartley, and sculptures by Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore, among others. On view through September 15, 2013, Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy will reunite the paintings, sculptures, and works on paper for the first time in their original gathering, highlighting the diverse and thoughtful installation of artworks brought together for the presidential couple. The exhibition will also reveal for the first time the complete story of the presidential Suite 850 installation, which had been overshadowed by the president's tragic death, and examine the significance of art both to the Kennedys and to the Dallas-Fort Worth communities.
Attendance48745
LocationMarguerite and Robert Hoffman Galleries
CuratorsOlivier Meslay
Active1
NotesAttendance figure includes both Hotel Texas and DallasSITES.
Other VenuesAmon Carter Museum of American Art