Obama Celebration & Portraits Need to Knows

The “SUMMERY CARAMELIZED COMEBACK will commence on the Brooklyn Museum Plaza with art-making with Cool Culture, in addition to a Brooklyn Pop-Up Market spotlighting local Black artists and vendors to shop and snack. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem … Kyle Carrero Lopez and celeste doaks will read their original poetry. In case you don’t know … Cave Canem is Brooklyn’s leading organization dedicated to cultivating the artistic growth of Black poets.

Obama Portraits Need to Know’s:

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018 is by Amy Sherald (American, born 1973). Oil on linen. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Barack Obama, 2018 is by Kehinde Wiley (American, born 1977)  © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber and The National Portrait Gallery are grateful to the following lead donors for their support of the Obama portraits: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Judith Kern and Kent Whealy, and Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia.