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)
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
* Artist of Obama White House
* Making a Difference: A Tour for Families