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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors makes its West Coast Debut at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum for a limited run:
March 14 through May 19, 2024. 

Growing out of President George W. Bush’s personal commitment and the ongoing work of the Bush Institute’s Veterans and Military Families program, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of 98 service members and veterans who have served our nation with honor since 9/11, and whom the President has come to know personally since leaving office.

The collection of portraits is on loan from The Ambassador and Mrs. George L. Argyros Collection of Presidential Art at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Portraits of Courage is on exhibit at the Nixon Library and for the first time on the West Coast thanks to the generosity of Lisa Argyros / Argyros Family Foundation.

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 Veterans and Military Families program 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.

Portraits of Courage is included with admission to the Nixon Library. The Nixon Library is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM. Purchase tickets here.