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

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Amid the political and historical analyses bearing upon the fiftieth anniversary of president John F. Kennedy's assassination, the story of a small art exhibition assembled for the president and Mrs. Kennedy at Hotel Texas in Fort Worth for their overnight stay o November 21, 1963, constitutes a rare intersection between art and historical tragedy. This is a tribute to the Kennedy's interest in art, and an opportunity to learn about a little-known effort to enrich and enliven the Kennedy's visit.

TRC audience: 
College/Adult
High School (9-12)
TRC subject: 
20th Century (1946-1999)
Art Ed/Museum Ed
Texas History
TRC format: 
Book