Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery
Open daily through March 31, 2019

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors

Saturday, February 2, 2019 through Sunday, March 31, 2019

Growing out of President George W. Bush’s personal commitment and the ongoing work of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors brings together 66 full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11, and whom he has come to know personally since leaving office.

Each featured painting is accompanied by the inspiring story of the warrior depicted, written by President Bush. As the stories unfold, readers and visitors will encounter the faces and the hearts of those who answered the nation’s call and learn of their bravery on the battlefield, their journey to recovery, and the continued leadership and contribution they make as civilians.

In addition to the collection of portraits, the exhibit includes information and resources created by the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative that visitors can use to learn how to better support post-9/11 warriors in their communities. These resources are intended to help bridge the military-civilian divide.

Exhibition catalogs will be made available for purchase.

  • Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Admission is $10
  • No charge for Four Arts members and children 14 and younger
  • Please note: Photography is permitted
  • The Four Arts is located at 100 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, Florida. Directions and free parking are available

Audio Tours

We are excited to announce that an audio tour will be available for this exhibit. The audio tour is included with the price of gallery admission.

President George W. Bush painting. Photo by Grant Miller, Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors is a collection of portraits by President George W. Bush on loan through the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a non-profit organization whose Military Service Initiative is focused on helping veterans and their families.

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