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.

The Four Arts will offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. Must show military ID.

Click here for more information: https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/blue-star-museums/frequently-asked-questions

 

  • 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

Panel Discussion
Please join us for a Panel Discussion on February 2, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Audio Tours
An audio tour that is narrated by President George W. Bush is available for this exhibit. The cellphone-based audio tour requires a smartphone and headphones. Complimentary earbuds are available at the Box Office. For visitors without smartphones, the audio tour is available on stationary tablets with headsets throughout the galleries. The audio tour is included with the price of gallery admission.

Gallery Talks
All visitors are welcome to drop in and enjoy Gallery Talks! Learn about the exhibition and discover highlights in this 45-minute docent-led talk. Although talks are geared toward adults, children are welcome. Each Gallery Talk is included with gallery admission. Gallery talks happen every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., and every Saturday at 11 a.m. Please note, no Gallery Talks on December 8th or between December 25th and January 1st. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Advance reservations are required for groups of 10 or more, one week in advance. Please contact rdunham@fourarts.org for details.

Gallery Talks are available:

Tuesday, February 5th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, February 6th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, February 9th, from 11 to 11:45 AM
Tuesday, February 12th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, February 13th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m
Saturday, February 16th, from 11 to 11:45 AM.
Tuesday, February 19th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, February 20th from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Saturday, February 23rd, from 11 to 11:45 AM
Tuesday, February 26th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, February 27th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, March 2nd from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, March 5th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, March 6th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, March 9th from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, March 12th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, March 13th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, March 16th from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, March 19th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, March 20th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, March 23rd from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, March 26th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, March 30th from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Private Tours
Engage directly with works of art during a private and customized guided tour when the gallery is closed to the public. A Four Arts docent will make connections between works of art in this 45-minute discussion-based exploration of the exhibition. Although tours are geared toward adults, children are welcome.

Admission is $30 per person. Tickets must be purchased one-week in advance. Tours limited to 25 people per tour.

Private tours are available:
Monday, February 11th from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Friday, February 22nd from 9 to 9:45 a.m.
Sunday, February 24th from 12 to 12:45 p.m.
Friday, March 8th from 9 to 9:45 a.m.
Monday, March 11th from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Sunday, March 17th from 12 to 12:45 p.m.
Monday, March 25th from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
Sunday, March 31st from 12 to 12:45 p.m.

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 from the Ambassador and Mrs. George L. Arygros Collection of Presidential Art at 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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