Portraits of Courage

A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors

July 21 through September 30, 2018

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 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. 

Each featured painting is accompanied by the inspiring story of the warrior depicted, written by President Bush. 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.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship from Zachry Group, San Antonio is one of just four venues nationwide to host the paintings this year.