Michelle Obama Portrait Moved Due To Popularity



The new Michelle Obama portrait in the National Portrait Gallery, painted by Amy Sherald, was moved to a different part of the museum due to popularity.

Sherald’s painting of Michelle Obama shows her in a flowing, patterned dress with a halter neckline.

Baltimore-based Sherald is an African-American artist known for her unique style and her portraits tend to underscore themes of social justice.

She often paints black skin tones in gray as a way to take away the assigned “color” of her subjects.

The gallery has relocated Michelle Obama’s portrait to the 3rd floor in 20th-Century Americans galleries for a more spacious viewing experience.

176,700 people visited the gallery in February, the busiest month in three years, according to Smithsonian Institution data.

The attention of the Obamas’ paintings shows they are still popular with the American people and culture even after leaving office.