Six Must-Attend Events: May 24-29

The state's top offerings from seeing some of the top street artists' work to hearing the Sixth Floor Museum's founders talk about the importance of the institution to Dallas and JFK's memory.
Fri May 24, 2013 9:45 am
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston will present the work of 21 street artists.
Timothy Gonzalez

DALLAS

The Chosen One
Stephen Fagin is perfect for telling the story of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the former book depository from where it is believed Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shot that killed President John K. Kennedy. As a fourth grader, Fagin, who is from Dallas, visited the museum—where he is now the associate curator—the first week it opened, in 1989. This stoked an obsession about conspiracy theories fueled by his mother’s many books on the assassination. “The reason I’m at this museum is really the result of my mother’s lifelong interest in the story,” Fagin said. “She grew up here in Dallas, and like so many other local school kids, she was traumatized by the events of that weekend, and felt personally threatened—her whole world shifted.” Fagin recently transformed his graduate thesis into his own Kennedy book, Assassination and Commemoration: JFK, Dallas, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the first institutional history of the museum. On Wednesday, Kennedy’s birthday, Fagin will present the book in conversation with Conover Hunt and Lindalyn Adams, the museum’s two key founders, who are speaking publicly at the museum for the first time. The saga of preserving this reminder of one of Dallas’s darkest moments,

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