The Smithsonian Unveils Official Obama Portraits

The newly unveiled portraits of former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama and artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, at a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. | Image credit: Associated Press, Image source:

On February 13, 2018, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The LA Times would describe the paintings as “cheerfully bucking the official portrait trend of instantly forgettable painterly pablum.” Artistically Vibrant and Strikingly Refreshing In early October 2017, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announced […]