Tyler Shields Check Out a Dead President

5/18/2015 12:40 AM PDT

Tyler Shields -- Check Out a Dead President


Tyler Shields wants you to see how a toe tag was attached to the body of President John F. Kennedy, and how a black man struck back at a KKK member.

Shields spent a year putting together awesome art for an exhibit that kicks off Tuesday in Santa Monica at the Andrew Weiss Gallery.

The photos mostly recreate iconic moments in American history, some of which are grim and some are really fun. 

Shields tells us most people under 30 have no concept of world events, aside from 9/11. His exhibit brings some really important moments to life.