Creative and engaging, our unique programs advance the Museum's commitment to community outreach, engagement and learning, and empower a diverse audience to understand how and why the past is still relevant.
The Living History Series commemorates the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy with stories from those who witnessed the assassination or other historic events of the early 1960s. The monthly series links the past to the present through firsthand accounts from reporters, law enforcement officials, doctors, and everyday citizens who witnessed or, in some cases, made history.
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2015 Program Listings
From Rorschach Test to Time Clock:
Author and journalist Max Holland will trace the tangled history of the most famous yet misunderstood piece of evidence from the assassination: the 26.5-second long film made by Dallas businessman Abraham Zapruder.
Living History with Kenneth Giannoules
Superman Comes to the Supermarket:
The late Norman Mailer saw in John F. Kennedy, “a hero [who could] capture the secret imagination of a people, and so be good for the vitality of his nation.” Mailer’s 1960 profile of the then-presidential candidate, written for Esquire magazine, galvanized excitement for Kennedy just days before the election, and its radical writing style changed the face of New Journalism.
Now Norman Mailer. JFK. Superman Comes to the Supermarket, a new book from TASCHEN, pairs this classic text with over 300 exhilarating photographs from the campaign trail in an extra-large format.
Join TASCHEN Editor Nina Wiener as she moderates a discussion between two of the book’s contributors: J. Michael Lennon, Mailer’s biographer, and Lawrence Schiller, award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker and Mailer’s long-time collaborator.