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<p>Kehinde Wiley: Barack Obama</p>

Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977). Barack Obama, 2018. Oil on canvas, 841/18 × 577/8 × 1 1/4 in. (213.7 × 147 × 3.2 cm). 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, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Art History Happy Hour: The Obama Portraits Tour SOLD OUT

Thursday, October 21, 2021

6–7:30 and 8–9:30 pm

The Norm Restaurant and Bar, 1st Floor

This event is now sold out.

Treat yourself to a curator talk and wine pairings inspired by The Obama Portraits Tour. Hear from scholar and former curatorial assistant Joseph Shaikewitz and Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, and enjoy a tasting hosted by wine expert Marquis Williams of Highly Recommended, a Brooklyn-based members-only wine club. Delve into the history of presidential portraiture and explore the ways in which artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald paid homage to and broke from tradition in their portrayals of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Then, visit the galleries for an exclusive after-hours viewing of the portraits.

Tickets are $45 and include four wine tastings, small bites, and special after-hours Museum admission to The Obama Portraits Tour. Additional wine is available for purchase. Member tickets are $40. Not a Member? Join today!

All visitors must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required at all times, except during the wine tasting.