Newly unveiled portrait of President Barack Obama, National Portrait Gallery

Newly unveiled portrait of President Barack Obama, National Portrait Gallery

Locals are flocking to the National Portrait Gallery to see the newly unveiled portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The painting of the former President, by acclaimed contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley, reveals just how much the presidential portraiture has changed over the centuries. Kate Lemay, historian with the National Portrait Gallery, joins us to discuss the tradition, and the role of portraits in the digital age.

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  • Kate Lemay Lead Historian of America’s Presidents, National Portrait Gallery @KCLemay

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