Atlantans can now see the super popular Obama portraits…
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announced that they were making a multi-city tour for the portraits early last year. Atlanta can officially witness the portraits up close and personal, with the exhibition officially open at the High Museum of Art!
Kehinde Wiley painted the oil-on-canvas portrait of President Obama, while Amy Sherald painted the oil-on-linen portrait of the former First Lady. They were unveiled in February of 2018 at the National Portrait Gallery and have been met with immense acclaim ever since. The museum has even seen a record number of visitors the last two years the portraits have been on display. So now, they’re spreading the love!
“We view the country as our community,” said Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery. “Since the unveiling of these two portraits of the Obamas, the Portrait Gallery has experienced a record number of visitors, not only to view these works in person, but to be part of the communal experience of a particular moment in time. This tour is an opportunity for audiences in different parts of the country to witness how portraiture can engage people in the beauty of dialogue and shared experience.”
If you’re a lover of the arts, then what are you waiting for? High Museum of General admission tickets for “The Obama Portraits Tour” are now available, until all time slots are filled. In other news from the High, a gorgeous exhibition exploring the language of love is set to open soon.
“The Obama Portraits Tour” will be on view at the High from Jan. 14 through March 20, 2022. You can find the High Museum of Art at 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.