4

Former President George W. Bush's Art to be Displayed in His Namesake Library

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

What history will say about George W. Bush is yet to be determined, but in the past few years he's grown pretty damn good at painting puppies. Last year on Jay Leno, he brought up his art teacher to whom he said, "There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body...your job is to find it." In April, at the Presidential Library and conservative think tank on SMU's campus, the world, or at least Dallas, will be able to see the results of Dubya's tireless efforts toward masterpiece.

From the looks of it, the 43rd President's first art exhibit won't be pictures of puppies though. The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy will feature two dozen portraits painted by President Bush. According to the press release, the exhibit "will explore the relationships that President George W. Bush forged with world leaders to shape international policy and advance American interests abroad." Although the announcement didn't contain any specifics, an educated guess would be that the portraits are of dignitaries he worked with. Perhaps Condi or Dick?

But we're wondering if just maybe his mastery of painting canines leaks into these portraits. Tony Blair as a poodle, anyone? Anyway, we can rest assured the exhibit won't include his intimate bathtub portraits.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.