Michelle Obama Unveiled Her Official Portrait

Official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled on Monday at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

The portraits were painted by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her social justice painting style.

“Let’s just start by saying, ‘Wow,’ again. Let me just take a minute. It’s amazing. Wow,” Obama said after the portrait was unveiled. The moment was followed with a gasp and applause.


All former presidents and first ladies have their portraits done and hung in the Portrait Gallery.

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“What you think?” Michelle asked her mother, Marian Robinson. “It’s pretty nice, isn’t it?”

Former First Lady said that she and President Barack Obama met with several artists for their portraits, but she bonded with Sherald because of all the time they spent together.

However, the Twitter community’s response is equally disapproving: