Local gallery and museum to unveil “Clintons and Kennedys” exhibition

Hillary Clinton with Jackie Kennedy by Tansill Stough / Courtesy

A series of expressionist paintings of Bill and Hillary Clinton and John and Jacqueline Kennedy will be on display at two locations in Fayetteville this spring and summer.

The paintings, by Hot Springs artist Tansill Stough, can be viewed at the Fayetteville Underground gallery from Thursday, May 5 through May 27.

An official opening reception is planned from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12.

The exhibition will move to the Clinton House Museum on June 2.

The collection was inspired by the loss of Stough’s father and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

From a news release:

As she cathartically worked through her grief and loss, she felt others would emotionally connect to the story of JFK’s life and the people he left behind.

Stough’s work is shown in various galleries across the state, and can be found in private and corporate collections including the Rockefeller Foundation, Morris Foundation, and on permanent display at the Clinton House Museum.

Fayetteville Underground is located on the southeast corner of the Fayetteville square, and is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Clinton House Museum is located at 930 W. Clinton Drive.

For more information, contact museum director Kate Johnson at 479-444-0066.