Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — With the unveiling here Monday at the National Portrait Gallery of the official presidential likenesses of Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, this city of myriad monuments gets a couple of new ones, each radiating, in its different way, gravitas (his) and glam
Obamas' official portraits unveiled - CNNPolitics
Washington (CNN)Barack and Michelle Obama re-emerged on the public stage Monday in Washington, only this time for an event that has nothing to do with politics. The former first couple's official portraits were unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, a rite of passage for most
Watch: Unveiling of President and Mrs. Obama’s Portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery - Obama Foundation
“The arts have always been central to the American experience. They provoke thought, challenge our assumptions, and shape how we define our narrative as a country.” —President Obama Earlier today, President and Mrs. Obama attended their official portrait ...
Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter - The New York Times
Barack and Michelle Obama don’t like to waste an opportunity, in word or action, to make larger points about contemporary life and culture. In that vein, their choices of artists for their official portraits in the collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery shine a spotlight on the
Obama portraits unveiled at National Portrait Gallery
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery unveiled their official portraits of former president Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. How closely do you think they resemble the Obamas? USA TODAY The National Portrait Gallery has two new additions to its collection of presidential portraits
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Portraits Official Unveiled | Time
The National Portrait Gallery unveiled the long-awaited portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday. The Obamas’ portraits were painted by New York based artist Kehinde Wiley and Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald. They are the first African Americans
Portraits of Presidents of the United States - Wikipedia
Barack Obama was the first President to have his portrait taken with a digital camera in January 2009 by Pete Souza, the then–official White House photographer.  The picture was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. A painted portrait of Barack Obama was ...
Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits expand beyond usual format | Art and design | The Guardian
Barack Obama’s official portrait, painted by Kehinde Wiley. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA The National Portrait Gallery began commissioning portraits of the president with George H W Bush in 1994 and added commissions of the first lady, beginning with Hillary ...
Michelle Obama's official portrait looks nothing like her - CNNPolitics
The Obamas were back in Washington on Monday for the unveiling of their official portraits that will hang in the National Portrait Gallery. While Barack Obama's portrait -- the former president seated in a chair surrounded by flowers and leaves-- was intriguing, it was ...
Obama paintings bring huge crowds, excitement to National Portrait Gallery - The Washington Post
The Smithsonian’s presidential portraits are feeling the selfie love. The new paintings of former president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, attracted big crowds to the National Portrait Gallery last week, where thousands of visitors lined up for hours to see the works and snap selfies in
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