Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hotel Texas: JFK in Fort Worth, 1963

Up close and personal at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.  Specifically, I checked out the new Hotel Texas exhibit and picked up a copy of its accompanying book -- Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy (2013). 
When the Kennedys stayed in a suite (Room 850) at Hotel Texas (now Hilton Fort Worth), they discovered -- on the morning of the assassination -- that their quarters had been fully decorated with original works of art specifically deployed for their stay. 

One of the pieces that sticks out is Pablo Picasso's all-blackened bronze Angry Owl sculpture from the early 1950s. Another little bronze: Eros Pellini's Girl from Lombardia (late 1950s). And let's not forget Marsden Hartley's Sombrero with Gloves 1936 oil painting.

It's a small, interesting exhibit.  

Today's Date: Journey. 

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