Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama Unveiled Next Month

Mark your calendars. The Smithsonian will unveil the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama next month. The Obamas will participate in a private ceremony on February 12th at the National Portrait Gallery. Artist Kehinde Wiley, who is best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African Americans, was chosen by the National Portrait Gallery to paint the former commander-in-chief. Amy Sherald, an artist based in Baltimore, was selected to paint Michelle Obama. The pair of portraits will join the “America’s Presidents” exhibition at the gallery in Washington as part of its permanent installation.More here.

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