“Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe”

Accepting bookings for 2018

Tour Schedule

Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
April 15, 2017 to Aug. 28, 2017

Planning is underway for the May 29, 2017, international celebration of the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth. As organizations across the country commemorate the Kennedy centennial, interest in President Kennedy and his family, already at an all-time high, will continue to grow. “Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe,” offers an inside look at the personal side of the Kennedy family that’s never been seen before.

This impressive exhibit showcases more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John Jr. — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot.”

Lowe was Kennedy’s personal photographer from 1958 through his early years in the White House. His extraordinary access to Kennedy’s private and public life allowed him to capture events that others could not. His photographs document Kennedy’s rise to power, from his 1958 re-election campaign to the White House, along with intimate scenes of the Kennedys at home. The exhibit also explores how Lowe’s images were used in the media.

A large touch-screen monitor allows visitors to view more than two dozen of Lowe’s original contact sheets, including the editing marks that indicate the images he selected for publication in various newspapers and magazines. The exhibit also includes an original Newseum-produced film about Jacques Lowe and the Kennedy family.

Photo Gallery


 

“Important pictures that might have been lost to history have, in a sense, been pulled from the ashes.”
— Time.com
“The most amazingly intimate photographs of a president ever taken.”
The New York Times

Exhibition includes:

  • 400 linear feet of exhibit content
  • 14 oversized image panels
  • 69 color and black-and-white framed photographs with labels
  • 13 supporting story panels
  • Nine wall cases to display 11 historic magazines that feature Lowe’s Kennedy photographs, including Look, Paris Match, Ladies’ Home Journal and Newsweek
  • A self-contained video monitor with an original Newseum-produced film
  • A self-contained interactive touch-screen monitor

Exhibition loan fee:
$20,000 for a 12-week period, plus shipping and insurance

For more information or to book Creating Camelot contact:
Alexandra Menard
travelingexhibits@newseum.org