Where Your Speech Is Free And Your Comment Is King - Post A Link

THE NEWS COMMENTER

VOTE  (0)  (0)

See Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Portraits


Added 02-12-18 12:54:02pm EST - “They'll be on display with other presidential images at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.” - Huffingtonpost.com

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffingtonpost.com: “See Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Portraits”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s official portraits were unveiled Monday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Each of the Obamas spoke during Monday’s event. The former first lady spoke of her late father, who she says “sacrificed everything to give me and my brother the opportunities he never dreamed for himself.”

She also said she was “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.”

Both Obamas chose black artists who’ve been praised by Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery.

“Both have achieved enormous success as artists, but even more, they make art that reflects the power and potential of portraiture in the 21st century,” Sajet said.

Read more...

Watch the video:

Post a comment.

CLICK TO SHARE

BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE