Citizen Cope and Alice Smith will headline tribute to JFK at National Portrait Gallery

International singer-songwriters Citizen Cope and Alice Smith will headline a tribute to John F. Kennedy in honor of his centennial this Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery. Their intimate performance in the Kogod Courtyard will include songs focusing on justice and freedom, two ideals championed by Kennedy. They will celebrate the life and legacy of JFK through music, art and education, as part of the “America Now” series.

Along with the concert, visitors will be able to see Kennedy’s words brought to life with an interactive experience with artist R. Luke Dubois. Other activities include a scavenger hunt though the museum’s galleries and Instagram hashtag printers. Summer cocktails and light fare will be available for purchase. A pastel portrait of Kennedy by Shirley Seltzer Cooper is on view in the museum’s Celebrate space.

America Now: JFK 100
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

America Now is a three-museum collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of American History, and Smithsonian American Art Museum. More information is available at

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