In tribute to President John F. Kennedy’s life and legacy, and in remembrance of the 55th anniversary of his death, The Sixth Floor Museum is presenting a new temporary exhibit, “55 Years.” Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, “55 Years” showcases how President Kennedy’s image has been depicted on many popular magazine covers over the last five decades.
President John F. Kennedy was often the focus of magazine covers and headlines throughout his political career and presidency. With a charismatic personality, aspirational ideas and youthful good looks, his image routinely donned the covers of magazines. Articles about him, both positive and negative, dominated the headlines during his lifetime.
The November 22, 1963 assassination of President Kennedy, however, marked an immediate shift in how he was portrayed in the media. Critical articles became rare and imagery frequently reflected a commemorative, nostalgic tone. This captivating visual timeline of President Kennedy’s likeness reflects his everlasting imprint on our nation’s consciousness.
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Monday, December 31, 2018—12:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
The Sixth Floor Museum
411 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75202