Michelle Obama’s Portrait In The Smithsonian Moved To A Larger Area Due To Big Crowds
The Smithsonian Institution houses a portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama, and it’s a popular attraction. It’s such a popular piece, in fact, that it’s been relocated to a larger location in the National Portrait Gallery.
MICHELLE OBAMA’S PORTRAIT IN THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION RELOCATED
Amy Sherald’s painting of the former First Lady was first shown last month, alongside a portrait of husband Barack Obama that was created by Kehinde Wiley. Approximately 176,000 people visited the Smithsonian Institution last month, which is the biggest number of guests in three years.
As Michelle’s painting has drawn quite a crown, the museum moved her portrait up to the building’s third floor “for a more spacious viewing experience.”
We’re always changing things up here 👀 Due to the high volume of visitors, we’ve relocated Michelle Obama’s portrait to the 3rd floor in our 20th-Century Americans galleries for a more spacious viewing experience. Reubicamos el retrato de Michelle Obama al tercer piso del museo pic.twitter.com/OnBgmf6bQq
— Portrait Gallery (@NPG) March 9, 2018
Earlier this month, a photo of the 2-year-old Parker Curry admiring the Michelle’s portrait went viral. The little girl was awestruck by the former First Lady, believing her to be a queen. Michelle herself took notice of Curry and visited her, inspiring the two to dance together:
Parker, I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you! pic.twitter.com/faUVTsYWun
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2018