Morven Museum & Garden

The Kennedys | Portrait of a Family: Photographs by Richard Avedon

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The Kennedys | Portrait of a Family: Photographs by Richard Avedon

August 7 – October 31, 2010


 

This exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History provide a behind the scenes look at the legendary first family as seen through the lens of acclaimed fashion photographer Richard Avedon. The exhibit presents twenty-seven photographs taken in January 1961 of the President-elect John F. Kennedy and his young family. The black and white photographs offered a snapshot of the new first family on the brink of Kennedy’s inauguration. Originally completed for a piece in Harper’s Bazaar, only six appeared in the magazine’s February issue. These rarely seen photographs offer an intimate look into the lives of John, Jackie, Caroline and the six-week old John, Jr.