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 […]

William Wegman and Weimaraners

From Sesame Street to Saturday Night Live to the Smithsonian – American artist, William Wegman’s has an impressive and eclectic resume. As a conceptualist, an early pioneer of video art, painter, and photographer, Wegman quickly made a name for himself after he graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1965 with his work being […]