You Can Check it Out Any Time You Like: Hotel Texas Exhibit Re-unites Art From Fateful 1963 Kennedy Visit

by Bill Davenport September 21, 2012

In November of 1963, a group of prominent Fort Worth citizens put together a collection of modern art to decorate President John F. Kennedy’s suite at the Texas Hotel in Fort Worth in the days just before his assassination. In May 2013, the Dallas Museum of art, in association with the Amon Carter Museum, is planning to re-assemble that collection in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the president’s death.

Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy will reunite the paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Van Gogh, Thomas Eakins, Lyonel Feininger, Franz Kline, Marsden Hartley, Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and others.   Related photographs, videos, and other archival materials from the Sixth Floor Museum tell the story of the presidential Suite 850 installation, overshadowed for years by the president’s tragic death.

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