Virtual Conversation: The Obama Portraits—Featuring Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald #ArtTuesday

The Art Institute of Chicago will be hosting a virtual conversation with artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald on June 17th, discussing their portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald discuss their celebrated portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama and the opening of The Obama Portraits tour. They are joined by James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director, and Jordan Carter, associate curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
On loan from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Obama portraits come to Art Institute of Chicago for the first stop of a five-city tour. As the family’s longtime home, Chicago has a unique connection to the Obamas, as does the Art Institute.

Read more about the event and check out the tour.


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