As we approach the end of President Biden’s first full week in office, the list of notable changes in the White House is quite long. One of these changes is the artwork on display. Though it may seem frivolous in the face of the crises that this president, in particular, must face, the decor of the First Family—and especially in the Oval Office—is strategically designed to send a message to the American people and the world at large.
As the leader of the free world, you would expect the president to have their pick of great artworks. Indeed, they may request artworks from both national and private museums. But the White House also has its own collection at the First Family’s disposal. Here’s a look at some of the works that President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden have chosen to decorate their home. We’ll also take a look at some notable picks from former First Families.