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Artwork From Kennedy's Presidential Suite on Display in Houston

Posted: May. 29th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Hotel Texas
Photo by Dallas Museum of Art

A lover of the arts but remembered only for the tragedy that befell him, President John F. Kennedy surrounded himself with beautiful artwork and those works will now go on display in Houston. Dubbed “Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy,” the exhibition will display a collection of works from the 1963 Presidential Suite.

No one standing in the Dallas Museum of Art on Wednesday morning felt the pain of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination more than Mark M. Connally.

As he told members of the news media gathered for the preview showing of “Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy,” his own father, the late John B. Connally, then in his first year as governor of Texas, was “gravely wounded” by the gunfire that killed the president.


Mark’s mother, the late Nellie Connally, was riding in the motorcade that carried her husband, President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.


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