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<p>Amy Sherald: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama</p>

Amy Sherald (American, born 1973). Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018. Oil on linen, 721/8 × 601/8 in. (183.2 × 152.7 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. (Photo: Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Brooklyn Talks: The Sartorial Vision of Michelle Obama

Thursday, September 2, 2021

7–8:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

From Inauguration Day to her official portrait by Amy Sherald (on view as part of our special exhibition The Obama Portraits Tour), First Lady Michelle Obama powerfully expressed the values and vision of the Obama White House through her sartorial choices. Explore the former First Lady’s culture-shifting style with image strategist Meredith Koop—who has been Michelle Obama’s stylist since 2010, in the White House and for subsequent appearances—and fashion historian Kimberly M. Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies, Ryerson University, and principal researcher for The Fashion and Race Database. The two discuss some of Michelle Obama’s key looks, starting with her official portrait, and explore the intersection between fashion and politics.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Tickets are $30 and include after-hours admission to The Obama Portraits Tour. Member tickets are $20. Not a Member? Join today!

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

 

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