The portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama were painted by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively.
Since their arrival in the Smithsonian two-years ago, the portraits have been a wildly popular attraction at the museum.
The official portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama have captivated millions in D.C. — and now they’re coming to Atlanta! https://t.co/HtQmJpnp0K— High Museum of Art (@HighMuseumofArt) January 23, 2020
Beginning in June 2021, the portraits will be displayed at five museums across the country including Chicago, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston. These locations were chosen based on their connections to the former first couple and the artists.
The first stop for the Obama portraits will be the Art Institute of Chicago.
The tour is expected to last until May 2022.