Barack and Michelle Obama: National gallery portraits of former US 1st citizens to go on tour

Barack and Michelle Obama: National gallery portraits of former US 1st citizens to go on tour

- The paintings of former American president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama will be going on a special tour

- Among the places they would be getting to are the Art Institute of Chicago and Brooklyn Museum

- The tour has been described as a significant one which will reveal the true power of portraitures

The paintings of much-loved former president and first lady of America, Barack and Michelle Obama, will be going on tour.

It should be noted that the portraits were painted by artist Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald and has raked in millions since they have been housed at the National Portrait Gallery.

BOTWC reports that the two artists were the first to be commissioned to paint the portrait of a presidential couple.

From June 18th to August 15, 2021, the tour will begin at the Art Institute of Chicago before it will go show at Brooklyn Museum between August and October 2021.

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The tour of the portraits are very much anticipated by fans of the US former first citizens. Photo source: BOTWC

The tour of the portraits is very much anticipated by fans of the US former first citizens. Photo source: BOTWC
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Other places the work of art will be getting are Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a big history was made in the world as Saleha Jabeen was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Chicago at the Catholic Theological Union by the Air Force chief of chaplains.

With the new development, she became the first-ever female Muslim chaplain in the department of the defense.

She said that when she came to America 14 years ago as a student, she thought she would create a difference in the corporate world.

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Her attention, however, shifted when she got to know of the travails servicemen encounter through her brother’s service in the army.

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Saleha followed her brother's footstep as she joined the Army Medical Corps where she had the opportunity to work with chaplains and started helping soldiers out.

In other news, Angola billionaire Isabel dos Santos, and one of the wealthiest women in the world, hinted at contesting for the country’s presidency.

In speaking with the media, Isabel on four different occasions refused to rule out the possibility that she could be running for the nation’s highest political post.

It should be noted that her father, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, was the president of Angola for 38 years.

Also, prosecutors are trying to recover $1bn (N361,500,000,000) Isabel and her associates are said to be owing the country.

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