Monday, September 3, 2018
The Arizona Historical Society, in partnership with Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, is pleased to announce that they will host Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a special exhibit from the George W. Bush Institute, this fall at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe, Arizona.
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 brings together 66 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.
Each featured painting is accompanied by the inspiring story of the warrior depicted, written by President Bush. As the stories unfold, 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 journeys to recovery, and the continued leadership and contributions they make as civilians.
The Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park in Tempe is one of just four venues nationwide selected to host the paintings this year. Portraits of Courage will be on display from October 19 through December 29, 2018. The Arizona Heritage Center is located at 1300 N College Ave in Tempe, Arizona.
To learn more, visit www.PortraitsofCourageAZ.org.