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Media Rewind 1963
June 4 – December 8, 2013

Social and political upheaval dominated the headlines in 1963. Controversy around civil rights, the space program and capital punishment commanded the news. Graphic images of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the murder of his accused killer Lee Harvey Oswald are indelibly printed in collective memory. Fifty years later, we look back at the powerful images of individuals and events from that tumultuous year. The iconic pictures that filled newspapers, magazines and television screens became source material for Pop artists, and later other artists, who borrowed and manipulated images from popular culture in their works of art.

See thought provoking comments from our visitors about their memories and thoughts surrounding this tumultuous time.

 

From Our Collection

Drexler, 1963 1892, Toulouse-Lautrec Gursky, 2000 1855, Kensett

Upcoming Events

Sep
21
Sun
11:00 am Jazz Brunch: Sting to Swing
Jazz Brunch: Sting to Swing
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jazz Brunch: Sting to Swing: Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz [...]
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection
Sep 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Portraiture in the Collection: Free with admission, meet outside the Museum Shop.
Sep
24
Wed
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
Sep
25
Thu
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]

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