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The Obama Portraits Tour

Barack Obama sits in a wooden chair in front of an encroaching wall of greenery and flowers.
Michelle Obama sits against a blue background. She wears an evening gown inspired by the quilts of Gees Bend.

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Above left: “Barack Obama” by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. Above right: “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama” (detail) by Amy Sherald, oil on linen, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg; Judith Kern and Kent Whealy; Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia.

The Obama Portraits Tour is organized by the National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC.

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Support for the national tour has been generously provided by Bank of America.

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Local sponsorship includes:
Funding provided by Kent and Tamara Kelley and Sally and Allen McDaniel.

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Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot
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Benefactor Exhibition Series Supporters: Anne Cox Chambers Foundation, Robin and Hilton Howell. Ambassador Exhibition Supporters: The Antinori Foundation, Corporate Environments, Elizabeth and Chris Willett. Contributing Exhibition Series Supporters: Farideh and Al Azadi, Sandra and Dan Baldwin, The Ron and Lisa Brill Family, Charitable Trust, Lucinda W. Bunnen, Marcia and John Donnell, Helen C. Griffith, Mrs. Fay S. Howell/The Howell Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Jones, The Arthur R. and Ruth D. Lautz Charitable Foundation, Joel Knox and Joan Marmo, Dr. Joe B. Massey, Margot and Danny McCaul, Wade Rakes and Nicholas Miller, The Fred and Rita Richman Fund, In Memory of Elizabeth B. Stephens by Powell Stephens, Preston Stephens, and Sally Stephens Westmoreland, USI Insurance Services, Mrs. Harriet H. Warren Generous support is also provided by: Alfred and Adele Davis Exhibition Endowment Fund, Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Fund, Barbara Stewart Exhibition Fund, Dorothy Smith Hopkins Exhibition Endowment Fund, Eleanor McDonald Storza Exhibition Endowment Fund, The Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Fund, Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Helen S. Lanier Endowment Fund, Isobel Anne Fraser–Nancy Fraser Parker Exhibition Endowment Fund, John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Exhibition Endowment Fund, Katherine Murphy Riley Special Exhibition Endowment Fund, Margaretta Taylor Exhibition Fund, and the RJR Nabisco Exhibition Endowment Fund.