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November 21 – 22, 1963 – JFK’s Visit to Fort Worth


JFK Tribute Dedication Ceremony:


JFK Tribute in Fort Worth:


Art Collections:

President and Mrs. Kennedy’s appreciation of the arts was well known before their visit to Fort Worth.  Because of their love of the arts, Fort Worth art patrons wanted the President and Mrs. Kennedy to be surrounded by beautiful pieces from Fort Worth collections. As a result, sixteen original pieces representing modern art and sculpture, American art, and Impressionist–inspired works were assembled and displayed in the President and First Lady’s suite at the Hotel Texas. To accompany the art, a special catalog, “An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. Kennedy,” listing the artist, title and medium, and the owner of the work was printed and also placed in the suite.

Swimming, 1885

Thomas Eakins (1844–1916)
Oil on canvas
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchased by the Friends of Art, Fort Worth Art Association, 1925; acquired by the Amon Carter Museum, 1990, from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through grants and donations from the Amon G. Carter Foundation, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, the Anne Burnett and Charles Tandy Foundation, Capital Cities/ABC Foundation, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the R. D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation and the people of Fort Worth

Lost in a Snowstorm – We are Friends, 1888

Charles M. Russell (1864–1926)
Oil on canvas
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

The following collection will be on display as The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy  October 12, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Swimming – Thomas Eakins
Lost in a Snowstorm—We are Friends – Charles M. Russell
Manhattan II, 1940 – Lyonel Feininger
Sacrificial Goat – Jack Zajac
Sombrero with Gloves, 1963 – Marsden Hartley
Study for Accent Grave – Franz Kline
Three Points, 1939-40 – Henry Moore
A Girl from Lombardia  – Eros Pellini
Angry Owl, 1951-1953
Summer Day in the Park, 1918-1923 – Maurice Brazil Prendergast
Geyser Pool, Yellowstone, 1985 – John Henry Twachtman
Spirit Bird – Morris Graves