John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) was born in May 1917 and was assassinated 46 years later in Dallas, Texas. He was the 35th President of the United States, with a presidency of only 2 years. JFK was considered the embodiment of American liberalism, impacting the politics and lives of American citizens more than anyone expected in his short time as a president.
To honor his life, in 2017, when he would have been 100 years old, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in cooperation with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation presented the life of the president in photographs from personal archive, as well as from photos of journalists at that time. Furthermore, the exhibition is based on the book “JFK: A vision for America”.
At the official opening of the vernissage at the University of Luxembourg, the Rector Prof. Dr. Stéphane Pallage spoke about the importance of this vernissage at our university and the H.E. US Ambassador Randy Evans recalled his experience of hearing the news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. More on what the president meant for the USA and its citizens were addressed by Prof. Dr. Robert Harmsen.
I want to thank François Carbon for his warm welcoming to every participant. I would also like to thank uniJAM band for their performance of songs related to the exhibition and that period. The uniJAM created the perfect atmosphere for such an event and let me feel as a part of that time, as a part of history.
Alongside the amazing photographs of JFK’s personal and political life, at the exhibition you will be able to observe the 3 pictures that were painted over by Jaques Schneider. Here the artist expressed the person, the origin and the myth of John F. Kennedy.
With the help of the United States Embassy Berlin & Luxembourg, the exhibition was brought to the University of Luxembourg.
When: 12th– 30th Nov 2018 / 1000 am – 600 pm
Where: University of Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Savoir (Auditoire), Ground floor
Esch-sur-Alzette, 20.11.2018 Madalina Modroiu