Rome Celebrates John Fitzgerald Kennedy with a Photo Exhibition

60 years after the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Rome is hosting a photo exhibition to celebrate the legacy of the 35th American President. The exhibition, which opened on November 22, is sponsored by John Cabot University and the Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy Foundation.

Poster of the photo exhibition

The Assessorato alla Cultura del Municipio I di Roma Centro (The Cultural Affairs Office of Rome’s First Municipality) chose to chronicle John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s trip to Rome on July 1, 1963, with 10 photographs. Following the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy was touring the world at the height of the Cold War to promote peaceful existence among peoples and countries.

The exhibition was made possible through the collaboration of historians and academics and through loans from the photographic archives of ANSA, Istituto Luce, Storico Capitolino, Geppetti and Riccardi. JCU history professor Andrea Lanzone will participate in the initiative by offering discussion points on Kennedy’s career.

“In a very fragile historical and political phase, today more than ever, JFK’s eloquence, diplomatic, and political skills are a model of moral leadership and resolution of issues. They are relevant examples applicable to the urgent need for peace,” said Giulia Silvia Ghia, Assessora alla Cultura (Counselor for Culture) of the Municipio I Roma Centro and coordinator of the initiative.

The photo exhibition will remain open from November 22 to December 22 and will be hosted by the Casa delle Letterature dell’Istituzione Biblioteche Centri Culturali di Roma Capitale. It will be possible to visit it for free Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.