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The Obama Portraits: Exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago

Featuring official portraits by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald

The official Obama Portraits Exhibit of Barack and Michelle Obama are here in Chicago as part of a five-city tour organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Start Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
End Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2021
Time: varies by date
Location: The Art Institute (Two Entrances)
111 South Michigan Avenue or 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Cost: Free – $35 (Exhibitions are free with museum admission)

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The Obama portraits feature history-making subjects by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, the first African Americans to be commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to create official portraits of a president or first lady.

The exhibition includes several self guided tours inspired by The Obama Portraits, offering different ways to explore artworks throughout the collection:
* Chicago Connections
* Portraits
* Artist of Obama White House
* Making a Difference: A Tour for Families

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