Creating the Official Obama Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery is the only place outside of the White House where the public can view a complete collection of presidential portraits.  Many of the oldest portraits in our collection came to the museum as gifts or purchases.  In more recent years, we have worked with the White House near the end of each president’s term to commission official portraits of the outgoing President and First Lady.  These portraits are created over several months and ultimately unveiled and installed in the museum for the public to visit and enjoy free of charge, 364 days a year. 


By making a gift to support the official portraits of the 44th President, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama, you are making a gift to the nation.  Everyone who contributes will receive information and updates about the portraits as this project moves forward. 

Join Us!

$44.     Name recognition on the Portrait Gallery's website
Once the portraits are unveiled, we will recognize your generosity by listing your name on our website

Donate $44.  

$144.     Commemorative photograph of the unveiling
Following the unveiling, you will be mailed a photograph of the President and First Lady with their portraits.

Donate $144.  

$444.     Invitation to a VIP tour of America's Presidents once the new portraits go on display.
After the portraits are installed, you will be invited to join a group tour to see the portraits in person before public hours.

Donate $444.  

To make a gift of $5,000 or more, please contact us at or 202-633-2801.

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