Travelers heading to Washington, D.C., this spring will have something new to see: Portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery. The portraits will go on display Tuesday and mark the first time the museum has commissioned African American...
Two African-Americans, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, were commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery for the official Obama portraits.
They'll be on display with other presidential images at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
The paintings are a departure from more staid portraiture. Artist Kehinde Wiley painted the former president; Amy Sherald captured the former first lady.
Doreen St. Félix writes about Amy Sherald’s official portrait of the former First Lady Michelle Obama, which will hang in the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C.