SMITHSONIAN’S OFFICIAL PORTAITS OF THE OBAMAS

February 12, 2018 The Unbiased Writer

The official portraits of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were unveiled today at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.. Today, @KehindeWiley and @ASherald became the first black artists to create official presidential portraits for the Smithsonian.’To call this experience humbling would be an understatement. Thanks to Kehinde and Amy, generations of Americans — and young people from all around the world — will visit the National Portrait Gallery and see this country through a new lens. They’ll walk out of that museum with a better sense of the America we all love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted.’ – President Obama (photo above President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley)


(photo above Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald)

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