The must-see exhibition at the High can be seen for free!
Ticket reservations are now open for “The Obama Portraits Tour” free admission days at the High Museum of Art. Witness the iconic Obama portraits up close and personal on one (or more) of the four free admission days.
Their newest exhibition features the portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald.
Every second Sunday of the month, you can access the South’s favorite art gallery for free. Those free dates for the Obama portaits include two Second Sundays (Feb. 13 and March 13), President’s Day (Monday, Feb. 21) and March 9.
Advance tickets must be reserved through the exhibition’s page on the High’s website. Due to the nature and popularity of the exhibition, all tickets are for specific time slots. Exhibition tickets cannot be exchanged or transferred. So make sure you reserve your spot for this unmissable exhibition at the High.
“The Obama Portraits Tour” is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. The Portrait Gallery holds the nation’s only complete collection of U.S. presidential portraits that is accessible to the public. It began commissioning presidential portraits in 1994 with George H. W. Bush and commissioned its first portrait of a first lady in 2006 with Hillary Rodham Clinton.
In addition to the portraits, the exhibition features an approximately eight-minute video providing background on the National Portrait Gallery’s commissioning of the portraits and putting them into the context of the national collection of presidential portraits.
In other news from the High, there’s an enchanting exhibition dedicated to the language of love, on its way to the art gallery.