Portrait Gallery Marks 50th Anniversary of JFK Inauguration

WASHINGTON, DC—This year the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 1961. The special exhibit features several photographs and a full-length, abstract portrait painted by Elaine de Kooning. The installation will be on view through Jan. 8, 2012.

“John Fitzgerald Kenedy,” 1963 (oil on canvas) by Elaine de Kooning. | Photo by Arts Observer

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