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

Monday, October 7, 2019 - Friday, November 15, 2019

The REACH

Free! Reserve passes online in advance, or drop in throughout the day and get passes onsite.

This collection of portraits by President George W. Bush is on loan from the Ambassador and Mrs. George L. Argyros 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. 

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The following dates are not available to reserve tickets:  October 30, 2019.

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Free! Reserve passes online in advance, or drop in throughout the day and get passes onsite.

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. Argyros 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 ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, the traveling exhibit Portraits of Courage brings together 66 vibrant full-color oil portraits with stories and a 4-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 the impacts of the wounds of war—both visible and invisible.
This exhibit is wheelchair accessible. The Portraits of Courage book will be available for purchase in the Kennedy Center Gift Shops.

Tours are available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.; and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Stop by the Welcome Desk in the REACH. Groups of 10 or more call the Tour Desk at (202) 416-8340.

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