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<br /> Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center<br /> and the Artists Who Created Them<br /> 2016<br /> 1<br /> “I LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMERICA<br /> WHICH WILL NOT BE AFRAID OF GRACE AND BEAUTY.”<br /> — John F. Kennedy<br /> Remarks at Amherst College<br /> October 26, 1963<br /> [Engraved outside along the River Terrace towards Hall of Nations side]<br /> 2<br /> Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center<br /> and the Artists Who Created Them<br /> In the late 1960s, early supporters of the Kennedy Center hosted a reception for all foreign<br /> ambassadors and cultural attachés in Washington. This gathering sparked the beginning of embassy<br /> fundraising parties on behalf of the Center, promises of benefit concerts by foreign artists, and the<br /> contribution of gifts from many nations to this institution, a tradition that continue<a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=1"> Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center and the Arti</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=2"> “I LOOK FORWARD TO AN AMERICA</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=3"> Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center and the Arti</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=4"> AFRICA The African Room is located on the Box Tie</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=5"> ARGENTINA Two oil paintings by Raquel Forner, loc</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=6"> AUSTRIA Crystal chandelier on the orchestra level</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=7"> BRAZIL Tapestry by Jacques Douchez [temporarily o</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=8"> CHINA Artwork and furnishings for the Chinese Lou</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=9"> CYPRUS Eighth century B.C. amphora [temporarily o</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=10"> DENMARK Porcelain relief by Inge-Lise Koefoed, lo</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=11"> FRANCE Two tapestries designed by Henri Matisse, </a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=12"> GERMANY Two bronze sculptures by Jürgen Weber, on</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=13"> GREAT BRITAIN Sculpture by Dame Barbara Hepworth,</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=14"> HUNGARY Porcelain sculpture, eosin glaze techniqu</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=15"> ISRAEL Artwork and furnishings for the Israeli Lo</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=16"> ISRAEL Israeli Lounge, located on the Box Tier of</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=17"> Ceiling panels by Shraga Weil These 40 wooden ce</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=18"> ITALY All the Carrara marble for the exterior and</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=19"> JAPAN Terrace Theater designed by Philip Johnson </a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=20"> LESOTHO Wall hanging of wool and mohair by Sugat,</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=21"> MEXICO Two tapestries by Leonardo Nierman, locate</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=22"> NETHERLANDS Seventeenth century oil painting by P</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=23"> NIGERIA Hand-carved wooden doors by Lamidi Olonad</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=24"> NORWAY Seven Hadeland crystal chandeliers for the</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=25"> SPAIN Two tapestries reproduced from the original</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=26"> SPAIN Sculpture of Don Quixote by Aurelio Teno on</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=27"> SWEDEN Sixteen Orrefors crystal chandeliers for t</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=28"> URUGUAY Sculpture by Alfredo Halegua for the Nort</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=29"> Miscellaneous Gifts GRAND FOYER Bust of John F. K</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=30"> CONCERT HALL Israeli Lounge, located on the Box T</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=31"> CONCERT HALL Bust of Mstislav Rostropovich, Natio</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=32"> CONCERT HALL Painting of Franz Joseph Haydn by C.</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=33"> Sculpture by Regina Porten, located on the 2nd Ti</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=34"> CONCERT HALL Bust of Dmitri Shostakovich by Ernst</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=35"> EISENHOWER THEATER Bust of President Dwight D. Ei</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=36"> EISENHOWER THEATER Painting of Dwight D. Eisenhow</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=37"> OPERA HOUSE The Russian Lounge is designed by Ser</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=38"> OPERA HOUSE Sculpture of Julius Rudel by Una Hanb</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=39"> OPERA HOUSE Scuplture by Lili-Charlotte (Lolo) Sa</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=40"> TERRACE THEATER The Stamp of the State painting, </a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=41"> HALL OF STATES Bust of Roger L. Stevens by Jimilu</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=42"> INDEX BY COUNTRY AG Africa.....................</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=43"> MISCELLANEOUS GIFTS BP Bust, Bela Bartók .......</a> <a title="Artistic Gifts to the Kennedy Center page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7709daa8?page=44"> 45</a>