Presidential Portraits unlike Any Others

For their portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald created a new visual language, at once extraordinary and accessible, that makes space for people of color. In this eight-minute video, hear from both artists as well as Taína Caragol, curator of painting and sculpture and Latinx art and history at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, as they discuss making the portraits, the public response, and the national tour that brings the Obamas to MFA Boston.