02.12.2018

Barack and Michelle Obama's Smithsonian Portraits Unveiled

Barack and Michelle Obama's Smithsonian Portraits Unveiled Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/INSTARimages.com

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Monday unveiled its commissioned portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively.

The former president and first lady gave remarks at the unveiling, with Mrs. Obama first saying how “overwhelmed, humbled, proud and grateful” she was to be honored with the portrait, which depicted her sitting in a long, flowing, colorful dress amid a pale blue background.

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