American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times

27 May – 20 August 2017

A televised President Kennedy draws attention in an L.A department store as he announces the U.S naval blockade of Cuba.

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times is a window into the life and times of one of the most admired and charismatic figures of the twentieth century.

As part of the centennial celebrations of the birth of United States President, John F. Kennedy, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest in association with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and WS Productions, presents American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times. This exhaustively researched exhibition contains 77 photographs of JFK, from childhood through to his untimely death in 1963.

Photojournalist and exhibition organiser, Lawrence Schiller, stated the exhibition records ‘a unique moment in American history,’ taking place during the ‘golden era of photojournalism’. The exhibition was recently opened in Washington at the Smithsonian American Art Museum by the President’s daughter Caroline Kennedy.

American Visionary is being exhibited concurrently across the world. Penrith Regional Gallery is honoured to be the first Australian Gallery to show these collected photographs, with expanded curatorial captions. This exhibition is made possible with funding from the United States Government.

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Getting to: Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest

86 River Road
Emu Plains, NSW 2750

Opening Hours

Sunday- Saturday

09:00 to 17:00 (Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)

Cafe at Lewers

Visitors to the Gallery can enjoy breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea at Cafe at Lewers.
Cafe open Daily 8am – 3.30pm 

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