Jack and Jackie Kennedy were avid supporters of the visual and performing arts, and under his presidency developed positions that empowered the arts and gave a voice to architecture. They hosted White House parties in honor of famous artists, and JFK supported the creation of the GSA Art in Architecture Program to oversee the commission of artwork for new Federal building, and created the position of Special Consultant on the Arts. The panelists for this evening will discuss how Fort Worth welcomed JFK with art 50 years ago and how governmental support affects the creation of art and architecture today. Tickets for this event are free, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Find more information by contacting 817.288.1229 or online at www.fwopera.org/events.
- Marc Scorca, President/CEO, Opera America
- Dr. Andrew J. Walker, Director, Amon Carter Museum
- W. Mark Gunderson, AIA, Architect
- Darren K. Woods, General Director, Fort Worth Opera
- David T. Little, Composer, JFK
- George Shackelford, Director, Kimbell Art Museum
A very special thanks to the Kimbell Art Museum for their generous support of this event. A special thank you to our proud partner The Sixth Floor Museum.