54th inaugural luncheon

The 54th Presidential

Inaugural Luncheon

George W. Bush

January 20, 2001



The Reverend Bill Graham

Presentations and Toasts

Mitch McConnell
J.Dennis Hastert


Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell


United States Army Band Brass Quintet



West Front, Steps of the Capitol

by Colin Campbell Cooper
Oil on canvas, n.d.

Private Collection

In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the first Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., the painting West Front, Steps of the Capitol by American artist Colin Campbell Cooper was exhibited at the Inaugural Luncheon.  

Cooper is best known for his modern urban impressionist landscapes.  This image depicts the West Front Terrace, designed in 1874 by Frederick Law Olmstead, and the site of the 2001 Presidential Inauguration.  The painting was borrowed from a private collector.  


The President and Vice President received a custom-crafted crystal bowl with solid crystal base, created by Lenox, Inc. Guests received a polished pewter box with an image of the U.S. Capitol as the building appeared on March 4, 1801.