Visitors view the official portraits of former president Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley and former first lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald at The Art Institute of Chicago on June 18, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is the first stop of the The Obama Portraits Tour, organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and running from June 2021 through May 2022. Other scheduled stops on the tour include New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston.
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The Obama Portraits Are Going On A Museum Tour Until 2022! 

This is exciting! 

As reported on Madame Noire, five major museums will display Black artists Kehinde Wiley’s and Amy Sherald’s paintings of the Obamas. Wiley painted Barack Obama and, Sherald made one of the former First Lady. 

The first stop is the Art Institute of Chicago, and the artwork will be displayed until August 15. Then the next stop is museums in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston until May 2022. Take a look at the breakdown of the dates/locations reported on MN:

The article notes along with the portraits, there will also be educational workshops, audio-visual elements, and curated presentations. 

Time Out points out, Wiley and Sherald were “respectively commissioned to paint Barack and Michelle Obama.” 

Will you be taking a trip to see the beautiful art pieces?



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