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Teaching Activities for: 'Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction' - New York Times

  • Teaching Activities for: 'Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction'
    New York Times
    Now, read the article, “Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction,” and answer the following questions: 1. Where were the portraits unveiled on Feb. 12? Who are the artists who painted each of the portraits? 2. What details does ...
    How the Obama portraits cheerfully buck the trend of instantly forgettable presidential paintingsLos Angeles Times
    raceAhead: Why The Obama Portraits MatterFortune
    Does Barack Obama's Official Portrait Contain Secret Images of Sperm?Snopes.com
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Michelle Obama's portrait artist is from Georgia. Here's her story. - The Telegraph

  • Michelle Obama's portrait artist is from Georgia. Here's her story.
    The Telegraph
    The national portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama painted by a Columbus native was unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Amy Sherald, a Columbus native and nationally acclaimed artist who has a painting now hanging at ...

Sean Hannity's Blog Tried To Make The Bizarre Case That Obama's Portrait Contains 'Secret Sperm' - UPROXX

  • Sean Hannity's Blog Tried To Make The Bizarre Case That Obama's Portrait Contains 'Secret Sperm'
    UPROXX
    Barack and Michelle Obama had their official portraits revealed at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery this week. The portraits by Kehinde Wiley (Barack) and Amy Sherald (Michelle) have been positively reviewed by a lot of people on the ...

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Sean Hannity Tweets, Then Deletes, Weirdly Specific Sexual Stuff About Obama Portrait - HuffPost

  • Sean Hannity Tweets, Then Deletes, Weirdly Specific Sexual Stuff About Obama Portrait
    HuffPost
    Sean Hannity isn't a fan of Barack Obama, and he's not fond of the former president's new portrait either. Hannity on Tuesday tweeted a remark claiming the portrait had “secret sperm” hidden within the image. The tweet was deleted, but many on Twitter ...

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The Obama Portraits Drew a Strong Reaction. What Did They Mean to You? - New York Times

  • The Obama Portraits Drew a Strong Reaction. What Did They Mean to You?
    New York Times
    Typically, an official presidential portrait unveiling at National Portrait Gallery might be a ho-hum affair, even with the traditional pomp and circumstance. Not so for former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Monday. The ...
    How the Obama portraits cheerfully buck the trend of instantly forgettable presidential paintingsLos Angeles Times
    raceAhead: Why The Obama Portraits MatterFortune
    Behind The Obama Portraits: Artists Put Their Own Spin On A Presidential TraditionNPR
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Alex Jones Claims Obama is 'Covered in Sperm' in His Presidential Portrait - Mediaite

  • Alex Jones Claims Obama is 'Covered in Sperm' in His Presidential Portrait
    Mediaite
    This time, the notorious Pizzagate investigator is claiming the face of Barack Obama as depicted in his presidential portrait is actually “covered in sperm” as a part of the artist's “ritual of abomination” in support of globalism. While the conspiracy ...

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Christopher Knight on how the Obama portraits redefine presidential portraiture - Los Angeles Times

  • Christopher Knight on how the Obama portraits redefine presidential portraiture
    Los Angeles Times
    Surely the composition nods to the seated portrait of Abraham Lincoln by George P.A. Healy, the most celebrated (if now little known) American portraitist of the Civil War era. In 1868, Healy rendered Lincoln's posthumous portrait in a history painting ...
    raceAhead: Why The Obama Portraits MatterFortune
    Behind The Obama Portraits: Artists Put Their Own Spin On A Presidential TraditionNPR
    Obama portraits test our feelings about Obama eraChicago Tribune
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Obama portrait set to be unveiled - CNN

  • Obama portrait set to be unveiled
    CNN
    These are perhaps the most anticipated presidential portrait unveilings to date, due in large to the artists the Obamas selected. The former president chose Kehinde Wiley, a Yale University-trained painter famous for his depiction of African-Americans ...

The Latest: Obama: Working with artist on a portrait a 'joy' - STLtoday.com

  • The Latest: Obama: Working with artist on a portrait a 'joy'
    STLtoday.com
    Former President Barack Obama, looks at former first lady Michelle Obama's official portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Andrew Harnik. National Portrait Gallery ...
    Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and FictionNew York Times

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Obama jokes he failed to get artist to give him smaller ears - WSB Atlanta

  • Obama jokes he failed to get artist to give him smaller ears
    WSB Atlanta
    Michelle Obama's portrait, painted by Amy Sherald, shows her in a black and white dress looking thoughtful with her hand on her chin. Both artists were personally chosen by the Obamas. The portraits will now hang in the National Portrait Gallery, which ...

Barack Obama's presidential portrait was just unveiled — and people are having a field day with it - Business Insider

  • Barack Obama's presidential portrait was just unveiled — and people are having a field day with it
    Business Insider
    On Monday, Barack Obama had his presidential portrait unveiled. It will hang in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. But something about it looks different. Instead of the usual conservative image of a guy in a suit standing next to a wooden ...

The Weak in Portraits: Obama Edition - Power Line (blog)

  • The Weak in Portraits: Obama Edition
    Power Line (blog)
    The unveiling of the portraits of the Obamas for the National Portrait Gallery puts me in mind of Winston Churchill's reaction to the ghastly Graham Sutherland portrait (left) presented to him for his 80th birthday, which Churchill (a talented painter ...

raceAhead: Why The Obama Portraits Matter - Fortune

  • raceAhead: Why The Obama Portraits Matter
    Fortune
    Both painters— Kehinde Wiley, for Mr. Obama's portrait and Amy Sherald, for Mrs. Obama — are black; both have explored themes of race in their work. For both, it is the opportunity of a lifetime, but particularly for Sherald, who had not yet found ...
    Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama make their debut in Washington, DC And they're not what you'd expectLos Angeles Times
    The New Obama Portraits Definitely Brought Out the Internet's Best Meme GameTIME
    Obama portraits test our feelings about Obama eraChicago Tribune
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Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama make their debut in Washington, DC And they're not what you'd expect - Los Angeles Times

  • Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama make their debut in Washington, DC And they're not what you'd expect
    Los Angeles Times
    Former President Barack Obama and Artist Kehinde Wiley unveil Obama's official portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Monday in Washington. (Andrew Harnik / AP). Travelers heading to Washington, D.C., this spring will have something ...
    The New Obama Portraits Definitely Brought Out the Internet's Best Meme GameTIME
    The Mystery of Amy Sherald's Portrait of Michelle ObamaThe New Yorker
    Michelle Obama portrait by Amy Sherald: The critics respondBaltimore Sun (blog)
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Jimmy Kimmel Imagines Trump's Sexy Presidential Portrait After Obama Unveils His - TooFab

  • Jimmy Kimmel Imagines Trump's Sexy Presidential Portrait After Obama Unveils His
    TooFab
    After President Obama's portrait became an instant meme Monday upon its unveiling, Jimmy Kimmel couldn't resist poking fun at it -- but he had even more fun imagining the portrait Donald Trump might commission after his time in office is over. The ...

Twitter Drags Obama Portraits: 'Yikes, That's Awful' - Chron.com

  • Twitter Drags Obama Portraits: 'Yikes, That's Awful'
    Chron.com
    Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) February 12, 2018. This is a beautiful portrait. It looks very little like Michelle Obama pic.twitter.com/1CsRrWIJtN. — Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) February 12, 2018. Obama's new portrait looks awfully familiar… pic ...
    Obama's portrait artist painted black women with severed heads of white womenWashington Examiner
    [VIDEO] Barack, Michelle Obama unveil their official portraitsThe Punch

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The Shifting Perspective in Kehinde Wiley's Portrait of Barack Obama - The New Yorker

  • The Shifting Perspective in Kehinde Wiley's Portrait of Barack Obama
    The New Yorker
    I keep coming back to a bit of skewed perspective near the bottom of Kehinde Wiley's official portrait of Barack Obama, which was unveiled yesterday, during a ceremony at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C. The painting seats ...
    Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama make their debut in Washington, DC And they're not what you'd expectLos Angeles Times
    Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and FictionNew York Times
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The New Obama Portraits Definitely Brought Out the Internet's Best Meme Game - TIME

  • The New Obama Portraits Definitely Brought Out the Internet's Best Meme Game
    TIME
    The portraits—which were painted by New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley and Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald— were widely praised on Twitter, with celebrities such as director Ava DuVernay, model Chrissy Teigen, and comedian Chris Rock all ...

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Obama Portraits Unveiled At National Portrait Gallery - NPR

  • Obama Portraits Unveiled At National Portrait Gallery
    NPR
    Portraits of ex-President Obama and Michelle Obama were revealed at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Steve Inskeep talks to Kehinde Wiley about his portrait of the former president. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories ...

The Secret Political Message of Michelle Obama's Portrait Dress - Politico

  • The Secret Political Message of Michelle Obama's Portrait Dress
    Politico
    While the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled Monday were applauded by the art world—for their intense visual impact as much as the choice of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, artists who are both critical darlings and the first ...

Why the Obamas' New Paintings Are a Milestone in Black Portraiture - Slate Magazine

  • Why the Obamas' New Paintings Are a Milestone in Black Portraiture
    Slate Magazine
    At first glance, the recently unveiled portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama appear as their occupancy of the White House did—a dazzling and elegant streak of light and color. President Obama is set against a riot of greenery that, according to the ...

The scene during the Obama's portrait unveiling - Washington Post

  • The scene during the Obama's portrait unveiling
    Washington Post
    The unveiling of the former president and former first lady's portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Feb. 12, 2018 Former president Barack Obama arrives for the unveiling of his portrait and that of former first lady ...

Paintings Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At Portrait Gallery - Alabama Public Radio

  • Paintings Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At Portrait Gallery
    Alabama Public Radio
    Amy Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist, painted Michelle Obama sitting in a floor-length gown, chin on her hand, looking directly at the viewer with a calm, level gaze. The paintings, like the presidency they honor, are a historic first. Wiley and ...

National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits - WBRZ

  • National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits
    WBRZ
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. Barack Obama's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley - an artist best known for his vibrant, large-scale ...

The new Obama portraits are gorgeous alone, but combine strangely. - New Republic

  • The new Obama portraits are gorgeous alone, but combine strangely.
    New Republic
    The official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled today at the National Portrait Gallery. Amy Sherald painted Michelle, and Kehinde Wiley took on Barack. Both portraits are large-scale and make important use of color in framing each ...

OnPolitics Today: Budget buzz - USA TODAY

  • OnPolitics Today: Budget buzz
    USA TODAY
    The National Portrait Gallery added two new paintings to its collection on Monday: one of former president Barack Obama and one of former first lady Michelle Obama. The portraits have already proven to be quite divisive, but personal preferences aside ...

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Paintings Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At Portrait Gallery - 90.5 WESA

  • Paintings Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At Portrait Gallery
    90.5 WESA
    Amy Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist, painted Michelle Obama sitting in a floor-length gown, chin on her hand, looking directly at the viewer with a calm, level gaze. The paintings, like the presidency they honor, are a historic first. Wiley and ...

Live stream: The Obamas attend their official portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery - USA TODAY

  • Live stream: The Obamas attend their official portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
    USA TODAY
    Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama attend the unveiling of their official portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Read or Share this story: https://usat.ly/2o3YH50. Share your feedback ...

Obama jokes he failed to get artist to give him smaller ears - WBOY-TV

  • Obama jokes he failed to get artist to give him smaller ears
    WBOY-TV
    WASHINGTON (AP) - When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn't hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait. At a ceremony Monday to unveil portraits of ...

Trump's $4.4 Trillion Budget Released, Obama Portraits Unveiled, Charges in Milwaukee Jail Dehydration Death: PM ... - Reason (blog)

  • Trump's $4.4 Trillion Budget Released, Obama Portraits Unveiled, Charges in Milwaukee Jail Dehydration Death: PM ...
    Reason (blog)
    Obama portrait Abaca Press/Douliery Olivier/Abaca/Sipa USA/NewscomPresident Donald Trump's $4.4 trillion budget, unveiled today, would lead to more than $7 trillion in deficits over the next year due to large increases in military spending. Party of ...
    Former commander, 2 staffers charged in dehydration death of Terrill Thomas in Milwaukee County JailMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

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National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits - The News Tribune

  • National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits
    The News Tribune
    The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. Barack Obama's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley — an artist best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African ...

WATCH LIVE: Obama Speaks at Official Portrait Unveiling - Mediaite

  • WATCH LIVE: Obama Speaks at Official Portrait Unveiling
    Mediaite
    Former President Barack Obama is set to make an appearance at the National Portrait Gallery — a short walk from the White House he once inhabited — for the unveiling of his official presidential portrait. The portraits, commissioned by The ...

Paintings Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At Portrait Gallery - WFSU

  • Paintings Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At Portrait Gallery
    WFSU
    Amy Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist, painted Michelle Obama sitting in a floor-length gown, chin on her hand, looking directly at the viewer with a calm, level gaze. The paintings, like the presidency they honor, are a historic first. Wiley and ...

SQUEE alert! WaPo art critic's Obama portrait fawning rises to 'North Korean-level' - Twitchy

  • SQUEE alert! WaPo art critic's Obama portrait fawning rises to 'North Korean-level'
    Twitchy
    This is some world-class attempted turd-polishing by the @washingtonpost about the Obamas portraits. Were the writer not in love with the subjects he might've noticed how bad Michelle's painting really is. pic.twitter.com/NXHHsHkmG1. — Derek Hunter ...

When 'Obama: An Intimate Portrait' sold out on Amazon, Chicago-area bookstores cashed in - Chicago Tribune

  • When 'Obama: An Intimate Portrait' sold out on Amazon, Chicago-area bookstores cashed in
    Chicago Tribune
    The book went on sale in early November and spurred the largest single-day sales ever on Amazon for any title from parent company Hachette Book Group. Amazon is still sold out. The publisher has said it is printing more, but that takes extra time for ...

National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits - Fort Worth Star Telegram

  • National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits
    Fort Worth Star Telegram
    The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, both painted by African-American artists who were personally chosen by the Obamas. The portraits were unveiled to the public ...

Paintings Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At Portrait Gallery - NPR

  • Paintings Of Barack And Michelle Obama Unveiled At Portrait Gallery
    NPR
    Amy Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist, painted Michelle Obama sitting in a floor-length gown, chin on her hand, looking directly at the viewer with a calm, level gaze. The paintings, like the presidency they honor, are a historic first. Wiley and ...
    Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and FictionNew York Times
    Barack and Michelle Obama portraits unveiled at National Portrait GalleryUSA TODAY
    'Pretty sharp,' says Obama of his presidential portraitWashington Post
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Hip-hop painter Kehinde Wiley's portrait of Barack Obama will be unveiled tomorrow - Quartz

  • Hip-hop painter Kehinde Wiley's portrait of Barack Obama will be unveiled tomorrow
    Quartz
    After a year working in secrecy, celebrated hip hop portraitist Kehinde Wiley is finally ready to unveil the most important commission of his career: the presidential portrait of Barack Obama. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery will present ...

Get to know Amy Sherald, the Baltimore artist painting Michelle Obama's official portrait - Baltimore Sun

  • Get to know Amy Sherald, the Baltimore artist painting Michelle Obama's official portrait
    Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore artist Amy Sherald is about to undergo her first major public test when the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama are unveiled Monday in a ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Normally, presidential portraits don ...

Smithsonian unveils official Obama portraits - Axios

  • Smithsonian unveils official Obama portraits
    Axios
    The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery unveiled the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama this morning, painted by African-American artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. "I'm also thinking about the ...

Obama, Michelle portraits unveiled Monday at National Portrait Gallery - Chicago Sun-Times

  • Obama, Michelle portraits unveiled Monday at National Portrait Gallery
    Chicago Sun-Times
    Obama, the nation's first African-American president, selected Kehinde Wiley; Mrs. Obama picked Amy Sherald. Both artists are known for their painting of African-Americans. Wiley and Sherald are the first African-Americans to be commissioned by the ...

Fox News broadcasts Obama portrait unveiling — and racist viewers melt down with vile slurs - Raw Story

  • Fox News broadcasts Obama portrait unveiling — and racist viewers melt down with vile slurs
    Raw Story
    Fox News on Monday broadcast the official portrait unveiling for former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama — and some of the network's racist fans were none too pleased. In response to official Fox News Twitter posts about the ...

Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction - New York Times

  • Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction
    New York Times
    The painters they've picked to portray them — Kehinde Wiley, for Mr. Obama's portrait; Amy Sherald, for Mrs. Obama — are African-American as well. Both artists have addressed the politics of race consistently in their past work, and both have done so ...
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Obama portraits unveiled at Smithsonian museum - kgw.com

  • Obama portraits unveiled at Smithsonian museum
    kgw.com
    The National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, painted by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. (Feb. 12 - AP). Related Videos. Team USA by the numbers · OLYMPICS · Super Bowl ...

See Barack and Michelle Obama's new portraits unveiled today - Los Angeles Times

  • See Barack and Michelle Obama's new portraits unveiled today
    Los Angeles Times
    Former President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with their portraits at the National Portrait Gallery on Feb. 12. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images). Former President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were on hand Monday to unveil their ...

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D'OH! Science writer paints Obama portrait critics as racist — and busts HERSELF for racism - Twitchy

  • D'OH! Science writer paints Obama portrait critics as racist — and busts HERSELF for racism
    Twitchy
    The Obamas' new Smithsonian portraits have been unveiled and kind of deserve the epic beating they're getting. But if you're one of the many people mocking the portraits, you should probably just admit that you're racist. Just ask science writer Erin ...

President Obama's portrait artist has a famous work on display at Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Free Press

  • President Obama's portrait artist has a famous work on display at Detroit Institute of Arts
    Detroit Free Press
    Barack Obama's bold new portrait by Kehinde Wiley, unveiled to the public Monday, takes the art of presidential portraits into the new millennium. And if you'd like to see more of Wiley's work, look no further than the Detroit Institute of Arts. Wiley ...







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