Portraits of Courage

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors
February 21, 2020 – April 25, 2020
Julia Ideson Building | Exhibit Hall


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 post-9/11 veterans and their families.

Growing out of President Bush’s personal commitment and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six 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.

Visitors to Portraits of Courage will:

  • Learn the stories of each of the warriors featured in the exhibit
  • Glean an additional appreciation for the service and sacrifice of those who serve in the United States military.
  • Understand and appreciate the impacts of the wounds of war – both visible and invisible.

This exhibition is generously supported by

Sylvie & Gary Crum
Sarah & Doug Foshee, NextOp and Combined Arms
April and Jay Graham Family 
Kathleen & Maynard Holt
Ann & Johnny Johnson
Nancy & Rich Kinder
John L. Nau, III
Doug Pitcock
Amy & Tom Ryan

Exhibit is free and open to the public. Exhibit dates are subject to change.