The presidential portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama are coming to Chicago.
Chicagoans will have more than a year to bone up on the artworkbefore they’ll be displayed June 18 to Aug. 15, 2021, at the Art Institute of Chicago.
According to the Smithsonian: “The Obama Portraits will feature audiovisual elements, Portrait Gallery-led teacher workshops, curatorial presentations and a richly illustrated book. This special presentation will enhance the conversations surrounding the power of portraiture and its potential to engage communities.”
The Art Institute will be the first stop of a five-city tour that also will take the portraits to New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston.