The Official Obama Portraits

Washington, D.C

“I’m also thinking about all of the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who, in years ahead, will come to this place and they will look up and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American institution.

I know the kind of impact that will have on their lives because I was one of those girls.”

— First Lady Michelle Obama

Take a 360° tour of the Official Obama Portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.


Running Time - 3:11

Meet the Artists


Amy Sherald

Kehinde Wiley