March 22, 2018
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Michelle Obama‘s portrait at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is way too popular, but are we surprised?! The painting was drawing such large crowds that it had to be moved to a different floor that provides a “more spacious viewing experience.”
We’re always changing things up here 👀 Due to the high volume of visitors, we’ve relocated Michelle Obama’s portrait to the 3rd floor in our 20th-Century Americans galleries for a more spacious viewing experience. Reubicamos el retrato de Michelle Obama al tercer piso del museo pic.twitter.com/OnBgmf6bQq
— Portrait Gallery (@NPG) March 9, 2018
The former First Lady’s portrait was just unveiled in February along with Barack Obama‘s. Their portraits, painted by Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley, definitely made an impact at the museum. Last month, according to the Smithsonian visitor statistics, the museum had more than 176,700 visits – the busiest its been in three years!
Sherald and Wiley are the first black artists who have painted official presidential portraits and were specifically selected by the Obamas to create their paintings. The duo is truly leaving their mark!
TELL US: Have you visited Michelle Obama’s portrait yet?!