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Livestream - Unveiling of President and Mrs. Obama’s Portraits

Watch the unveiling of President and Mrs. Obama’s portraits, February 12 at 10am. The two portraits were commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Artist Kehinde Wiley—best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African Americans—was selected to create President Obama’s portrait. Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald, first-prize winner of the Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, was selected to paint Mrs. Obama.

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