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

February 2 - May 19, 2019


American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times brings together seventy-seven images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives. The dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life is evident in these photographs—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946, his fairytale marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, his run for the White House in 1960 and role as commander in chief, to the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. These images remain as vivid evidence of John Kennedy’s imprint upon the American conscience.

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times was produced by Wiener Schiller Productions and presented by the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in cooperation with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Getty Images.

The Cedar Rapids presentation of American Visionary has been made possible by the McIntyre Foundation, the Diamond V Corporate Fund*, and the Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc. Corporate Donor-Advised Fund*(*funds of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation).

Additional exhibition and educational support has been provided by the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund, the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, members of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and contributors to the Museum’s Annual Fund. Annual educational programming support has been provided in part by Transamerica.


on 01/03/19
George Henry has amazing photos of the Kennedys which could further enrich the exhibition

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