George W. Bush announces book of portraits honoring immigrants
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Former President George W. Bush announced on Facebook Thursday that he will publish a book of portraits he’s painted to honor 43 U.S. immigrants.

The former president, an avid painter, said that his portraits will be featured in “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants," as well as an exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

The book and exhibit aim to honor “new Americans who have contributed to the cultural richness, economic vitality, entrepreneurial spirit, and renewed patriotism of our country.”


“As I said from the Oval Office in 2006, ‘America can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time,’” Bush wrote in the Facebook post.

The book will consist of stories and oil paintings “highlighting the inspiring journeys of America’s immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation.” It is currently available for pre-order for $38 or $250 for a deluxe signed edition and will be released March 2.

“My hope is that OUT OF MANY, ONE will help focus our collective attention on the positive effects that immigrants have on our country,” Bush said in the Facebook post.

The public exhibit will be running from March 2 to Jan. 2, 2022. Tickets for the exhibit can also be preordered for $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, $25 for youth and $20 for children.

In 2017, Bush released "Portraits of Courage," a collection of his paintings meant to honor those who have served in the military since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. Those portraits were also the subject of an exhibit at the Kennedy Center last year.