Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits are unveiled

Barack and Michelle Obama unveil their official portraits in a ceremony attended by family, former administration members and even celebrity friends like Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Former president Obama’s portrait, painted by Kehinde Wiley, will hang among those of his predecessors in the National Portrait Gallery’s “America’s Presidents” hall.

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The National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, painted by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. (Feb. 12)

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Obama’s portrait unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

Barack Obama’s portrait by artist Kehinde Wiley is unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, a rite of passage for most former presidents, all of whom have their portraits hanging in the museum. IMAGES