Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Displays Eunice Kennedy's Portraits Photographed by Herb Ritts

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In honor of Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921-2009) and her many accomplishments, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has placed on view three iconic black and white photographs of Mrs. Shriver by renowned photographer Herb Ritts (1952–2002). These photographs― taken in Los Angeles in 1995―are displayed in the MFA’s Linde Family Wing outside of the Herb Ritts Gallery. The portraits, part of a gift of more than 200 works from Herb Ritts and the Herb Ritts Foundation, will be on view at the MFA through September 2009.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a member of the Kennedy family and founded the Special Olympics in the 1960s as a national organization. Her husband, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., was the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election. She actively campaigned for her elder brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during his successful 1960 U.S. presidential election. In 1968, she helped Ann McGlone Burke nationalize the Special Olympics movement. Her daughter, Maria Shriver, is married to actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger...

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