Smithsonian announces Michelle Obama’s portrait has been moved


Former first lady Michelle Obama’s portrait, just unveiled last month, has gotten an upgrade to a larger room, due to high traffic, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery announced in a Twitter post on March 9.

We’re always changing things up here 👀 Due to the high volume of visitors, we’ve relocated Michelle Obama’s portrait to the 3rd floor in our 20th-Century Americans galleries for a more spacious viewing experience. Reubicamos el retrato de Michelle Obama al tercer piso del museo

The Hill reported: The portrait, by Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald, was unveiled last month, alongside a portrait of former President Obama by Kehinde Wiley.

Visitors have poured into the National Portrait Gallery since the Obamas’ portraits were added. 

About 176,000 people visited the museum last month, the largest number of visitors in a month in three years, CNN reported.

The former first lady also paid a visit to two-year-old Parker Curry earlier this month, after a photo of Curry staring at the portrait went viral.

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