George W. Bush Presidential Inaugural Medal

  • Gladys Gunzer, George W. Bush Presidential Inaugural Medal, 2005, gold, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2005, Medal Craft Mint Green Bay, WI, Gift of the James F. Dicke Family, 2010.64.5

Luce Center Label

The inclusion of the vice president with the president on the medal's face has become a tradition for second-term inaugural medals. For the 2005 commemorative piece, Gladys Gunzer searched through countless images of President Bush and Vice President Cheney in newspapers, magazines, and on the Internet for inspiration for this double portrait. She eventually found several likenesses that she believed suggested a "feeling of looking forward" and based her portraits on these images. (H.

Title
George W. Bush Presidential Inaugural Medal
Artist
Date
2005
On View
Dimensions
2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James F. Dicke Family

Mediums Description
gold
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ceremony – civic – inauguration
  • Occupation – political – president
  • Portrait male – Bush, George W.
Object Number
2010.64.5
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI