Winter Exhibition Suite – 27 May – 20 August 2017

In association with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and WS Productions, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest is pleased to present an exhibition of iconic photographs to celebrate the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States.

The exhibition will feature 77 framed photographs culled from Getty Images, noted photojournalist archives and Kennedy Presidential Library collections of over 36,000 images along with a selection of ephemera.

The most exhaustively researched group of Kennedy photos ever assembled, the exhibition celebrates the life, political career, and extraordinary vision of one of the country’s most admired and most charismatic presidents.

“Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color.”
— John F. Kennedy, “Liberation of the Human Mind,” Washington, DC, November 29, 1962

Image: Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, 1957. Photo, © Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos (detail)

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts acknowledges the generous support of the United States Government through the Department of State, in the presentation of American Visionary.


Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, 1957. Photo, © Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos

A televised President Kennedy draws attention in an L.A. depart­ment store as he announces the U.S. naval blockade of Cuba, Oc­tober 22, 1962. Photo by Ralph Crane/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Senator Kennedy returns home to Massachusetts after accepting the Democratic nomination, July 1960. Photo by Paul Schutzer/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.

A photo booth portrait, possibly taken during their honeymoon travels, 1953. Courtesy John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

New York City, early 1961. The Kennedys’ influence on popular style, particularly Jackie’s, had already gained momentum prior to the election but positively exploded once JFK as­sumed office. Photo by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.

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