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“The Obama Portraits Tour” Opening Day Celebration

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(left) "Barack Obama" by Kehinde Wiley, 2018. Oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. © 2018 Kehinde Wiley. (right) "Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama" by Amy Sherald, 2018. Oil on linen, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the generous donors who made these commissions of the Obama portraits possible and proudly recognizes them at npg.si.edu/obamaportraitstour

Join us for the public opening day celebration of The Obama Portraits Tour exhibition with live musical performances by cellist and vocalist Mia Pixley and ensemble, dance performances by Kimberly Marie Olivier, and a portrait photography session with First Exposures alumni.

Ticket Information

Free admission to The Obama Portraits Tour on June 18 and 19 is generously underwritten by Google. Tickets for the exhibition will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis and available onsite only, with a limit of four tickets per family. All activities on opening day are free.


First Exposures student portrait

Courtesy of First Exposures.

Pop-up photography studio
12–3 pm; de Young Café Terrace

Step inside our pop-up photo studio and receive a free portrait session by First Exposures alumni. Digital and print versions of the portraits will be available on a limited basis. Learn more.

Mia Pixley and Kimberly Marie Olivier

Mia Pixley (left) and Kimberly Marie Olivier (right). Courtesy of the artists.

Live music and dance performances
12:30–1 pm + 1:30–2 pm; Wilsey Court

Listen to live music by cellist and vocalist Mia Pixley and her dynamic ensemble of diverse, local musicians. Freelance dancer Kimberly Marie Olivier will perform to a few pieces. Learn more.

Sponsors

The Obama Portraits Tour has been organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.

Support for the national tour has been generously provided by Bank of America.

 

Support for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s presentation has been generously provided by

Presenting Sponsor
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund

Lead Sponsor
Ford Foundation

Major Support
Google
The Bernard Osher Foundation

Significant Support
AT&T
Rebecca and Cal Henderson

Generous Support
Bank of America
Sabrina Buell and Yves Béhar
Dagmar Dolby
Brook Hartzell and Tad Freese
Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg
Yieldstreet x Athena Art Finance

Free admission to The Obama Portraits Tour on June 18 and 19 is generously underwritten by Google.

Contact Information

Public Programs
publicprograms@famsf.org
(415) 750-7694