See the famous official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, at the Brooklyn Museum. The Obama portraits are on a five-city national tour, visiting NYC for eight weeks, through Oct. 24.
The Obama Portraits Tour in NYC is being celebrated with a FREE outdoor opening event, with music, arts and crafts, poetry reading and more.
The Obama Portraits Tour party is Saturday, August 28, 4pm to 8pm, on the Plaza in front of the Brooklyn Museum.
Tickets are required to visit the Brooklyn Museum and see the portraits.
Suggested admission is $16 general, $10 students/seniors.
There also are special after hours walks and talks and other special events.
About the Obama Portraits
From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., in February 2018, the official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama have become iconic.
Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of the former First Lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public.
This five-city tour travels the United States from June 2021 through May 2022 and is expected to reach millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings.
This special presentation enhances the conversations surrounding the power of portraiture and its potential to engage communities.
The Obama Portraits Tour is accompanied by a richly illustrated book published by National Portrait Gallery and Princeton University Press.
Other Obama Portraits Tour Locations
Art Institute of Chicago (June 18–August 15, 2021),
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (November 5, 2021–January 2, 2022),
High Museum of Art, Atlanta (January 14–March 20, 2022), and
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (April 2–May 30, 2022).
The Obama Portraits Tour has been organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.