JFK Portrait Going On Display At National Portrait Gallery

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WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The National Portrait Gallery is putting a portrait of John F. Kennedy on display in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The pastel portrait by Shirley Seltzer Cooper will go on display Friday in the museum’s “Celebrate” space. It will remain on view through July 9.

The 35th U.S. president, who was assassinated in 1963 as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, would have turned 100 on May 29.

The portrait gallery is one of several Smithsonian institutions with events or exhibitions honoring Kennedy’s legacy. The Kennedy Center is also hosting a series of performances next week.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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