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Experts to Explore “The Art & Leadership of Winston Churchill” on June 26 Engage at the Bush Center presented by Highland Capital Management

June 22, 2018
President George W. Bush to unveil his never-before-seen portraits of Winston Churchill - Rare opportunity to see 8 Churchill paintings on display

Dallas, TX (June 22, 2018) — The next program in the Engage at the Bush Center presented by Highland Capital Management series – The Art & Leadership of Winston Churchill – will explore what made Churchill an effective leader and how those lessons can be applied to today’s most pressing issues. This special evening will be enhanced by the exhibition of a number of Churchill’s paintings. Another world leader-turned-artist, President Bush, will deliver opening remarks and unveil his own portraits of Churchill. The event is sold out and will be livestreamed beginning at 6:30 p.m. CST at bushcenter.org.

Bush Institute executive director Holly Kuzmich will moderate a panel of the foremost experts on the leadership of Winston Churchill, including: Allen Packwood, director of the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge, David Reynolds, noted British historian and documentary filmmaker, and David Woolner, senior fellow and resident historian of the Roosevelt Institute and author of the acclaimed book, The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace.

Engage guests will enjoy the rare opportunity to see Churchill’s artwork in person on loan from the collection of Harlan Crow. Trustee and advisor to the Board of The International Churchill Society Lee Pollock will be on hand before the program to answer questions and share information about Churchill the artist.

The Engage series presented by Highland Capital Management brings authors, thought leaders, and newsmakers to the Bush Center. Thought-provoking lectures and discussions allow visitors to connect with the Bush Center in a new way and dive deeper into many of the issues and policy areas that matter most.

 

WHEN:           Tuesday, June 26, 2018

                        6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHO:             President George W. Bush
                       Holly Kuzmich, executive director of the Bush Institute, senior vp of the Bush Center

                       Allen Packwood, director of the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge

                       Lee Pollock, trustee and advisor to the Board of The Intl. Churchill Society in Chicago

                       David Reynolds, professor at Cambridge University and documentary filmmaker

                       David Woolner, senior fellow and resident historian of the Roosevelt Institute

WHERE:         George W. Bush Presidential Center

                        2943 SMU Boulevard

                        Dallas, TX 75205

MEDIA RSVP:  Please RSVP to the media credential request page https://forms.bushcenter.org/credentials.  
                         Media should apply for credentials no later than Monday, June 25 at noon.

For more information, please visit www.bushcenter.org/engage or email Monica Gonzalez at mgonzalez@bushcenter.org.  

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About the Bush Center:

Rooted in the guiding principles of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, the George W. Bush Presidential Center engages communities in the United States and around the world by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges. The work is achieved through three Impact Centers – Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and our Engagement Agenda. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the non-partisan, public-policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park; Café 43, a full-service restaurant; and a Museum Store.