New Presidential Portraits

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Yesterday, the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. They were painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively.

Here’s what various news outlets have said about the portraits, the artists, and the First Lady’s dress:

Find a book about Kehinde Wiley on our Black History Month table in the Learning Commons!

Black History Month

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Black History Month is underway! Haggerty Library has a display in the Learning Commons and a helpful Guide here. It contains sites to explore and highlights from the library.

Education students should also visit Teaching Tolerance for anti-bias lesson plans and ideas for this month honoring the many contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. Celebrate and learn about African American history all year ’round!