The paintings, by Robert McCurdy and Sharon Sprung, will hang in the White House.
How the Myth of Barack Obama Overtook the Man (and the Politician)
A new HBO film introduces a level of nuance to its depiction of the president that’s been sorely lacking in most portrayals.
What Does Obama and Reagan’s Official Photographer Think About Trump?
In The Way I See It, former White House photographer Pete Souza recalls his time following two different presidents.
White House Removes Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Portraits From Entrance Hall
The paintings have been removed from Trump’s daily route to the Oval Office and replaced with depictions of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
The Inspiring Story of Michelle Obama, and Its Limitations
Based on the former First Lady’s memoir, the documentary Becoming advances the Obama family’s skillfully crafted image, while unintentionally revealing some of its contradictions.
Trump Will Likely Refuse to Unveil Obama’s Official Presidential Portrait
Trump will be breaking a four decades-long White House tradition, fueling years of dispute between him and former President Barack Obama.
Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley’s Portraits of the Obamas Get a National Tour
Starting in June 2021, the official portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama will leave the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC to tour five cities across the country.
Parsing Trump’s Latest Photo Op (aka the Killing of al-Baghdadi)
Donald Trump tries to reinvent another seminal Obama moment in his own image. But did it work?
When a Chinese Company Resurrected a Shuttered American Auto Factory
American Factory, the first film from the Obamas’ production company Higher Ground, is a riveting inquiry into globalization.
Trump Satirizes Kehinde Wiley’s Obama Portrait to Fundraise 2020 Reelection Bid
The president’s action committee is selling the shirt, labeled “SPY” through its gift shop for $28.00. It also comes as a tank top.
A Mississippi Elementary School Changes Its Name from a Confederate President to Barack Obama, Celebrates with Mural
Charles and Talameika Brice were selected to paint the mural at Obama Magnet, which was named after Confederate president Jefferson Davis until this year.
Obamas Open Up About Their Newly Unveiled Official Portraits
At the unveiling this morning, Michelle Obama spoke about her “instant connection” with Amy Sherald, while Barack Obama said he asked Kehinde Wiley “to bring it down just a touch.”