John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial (Portland, Oregon)

The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, also known as The Grotto: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial,[1] is an outdoor 1965 large bas-relief sculpture and memorial to John F. Kennedy by an unknown artist, installed outside The Grotto in Portland, Oregon, United States.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial
The memorial in 2014
ArtistUnknown
Year1965 (1965)
TypeBas-relief sculpture
MediumMetal[1]
SubjectJohn F. Kennedy
Condition"Well maintained" (1993)
LocationPortland, Oregon, United States
OwnerThe Grotto, formally known as the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

Description and reception

The large bas-relief sculpture and memorial to John F. Kennedy is installed in the parking lot of The Grotto, a Catholic shrine and sanctuary formally known as the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, located at Northeast Sandy Boulevard and 85th Avenue in Portland's Madison South neighborhood.[2] It was created in 1965 by an unknown artist. The plaque displays Kennedy's profile, the same seen on the Kennedy half dollar.[1]

The memorial was gifted by multiple Catholic organizations.[2] Its condition was deemed "well maintained" by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in July 1993.[1] The memorial is administered by the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother and has been included in published walking tours of Portland.[1][2][3]

See also

References

  1. "The Grotto: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  2. Cook, Sybilla Avery (1998). Walking Portland. Globe Pequot. p. 233. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  3. Cook, Sybilla Avery (April 2, 2013). Walking Portland, Oregon (2 ed.). Globe Pequot. p. 242. Retrieved August 8, 2015.

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