In a move to reflect the new administration, the White House has removed portraits of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush from the walls of the White House. The portraits had been hung in the Cross Hall of the White House since 2009 and were removed shortly after President Joe Biden was sworn into office.
The removal of the portraits is in line with the tradition of updating the White House to reflect the current administration, which includes changing out portraits, furniture, and artwork. The portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have also been removed, and the Biden administration is planning to install new portraits of the current president and first lady in their place.
The portraits of the former president and first lady have been moved to the George W. Bush Presidential Library, which is located in Dallas, Texas. They will be on display for visitors to view, as well as for the library’s collections.
Removing the portraits is a sign that the new administration is ready to move forward with a fresh start. The Biden administration is already making big changes, and the removal of the Bush portraits is just one small part of the larger transition.