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The Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama go on display at LACMA

The Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama go on display at LACMA

The new exhibit, The Obama Portraits Tour, is featuring the official portraits of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, respectively. They hang on a white wall in the Resnick Pavilion. But not just merely numb walls.

I think the only way to reach a presidential portrait of Black people is by always keeping your eyes on that North Star. That is the point of showcasing the North star, Liz Andrews said. We should be able to reshape if you're looking for the north. This is not the brightest, it isn't the biggest, but it's the star that guides us. So many people who emancipated themselves, who fled slavery, used the Nord Star as tay

The museum has the exhibit Black American Portraits, which is curated by Andrews and Kim, showing 140 works, from a late 18th-century painting of sailor to contemporary video and mixed-media sculptures. The perfect moment is it. It really is, Andrew says. We wanted to make sure people walk away from the Obama portraits with if we remember how much the way we think about people and about them. We have gotten accustomed to the unique experience of the individual, and also to that,

The exhibits launched on Saturday with the museums annual Art + Film Gala. Wiley and Sherald were honored as well as Steven Spielberg.

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