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The Obama Portraits
July 23, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
A docent of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will discuss the portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, with Q + A to follow.
About the portraits: These now-iconic works by Wiley and Sherald are barrier breaking in multiple ways, and give us the opportunity to contemplate how portraiture has given visual form to ideas of power, identity, status, and legacy throughout history.
The portraits are at the de Young this summer as part of “The Obama Portraits Tour” organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The portraits will be on view from June 18 to August 14, 2022.