After receiving international attention for her portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama–so much so that her painting had to be moved to a larger space within the gallery to accommodate the crowds–Amy Sherald is scheduled to unveil a large work of public art in Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District, where she has a studio.
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Local artist Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama attracted admirers and strong critics soon after it was unveiled. The latter group complained the portrait didn’t really look like the former first lady. But criticism is subjective, and the general public has been voting with its feet: In February, the National Portrait Gallery reported attendance was up 300 percent, with lines as long as 90 minutes to see the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.
What do the Gun Trace Task Force, Michelle Obama’s portrait, and Pebbles the emotional support hamster have in common? They’re all part of February’s Fishbowl Faves, our monthly video round-up of the most popular stories of the month. Our video collaborator Joey Malinski of ATB Productions hosts from inside the Mt. Washington Tavern.
After walking hand in hand across the stage at the National Portrait Gallery, Michelle Obama and Amy Sherald pulled down a black curtain to reveal the Baltimore artist’s portrait of the former first lady.
Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, known for her life-sized, high-contrast portraits of African-Americans – most recently that of first lady Michelle Obama, to be unveiled next month – will be joining the Baltimore Museum of Art’s board of trustees in February.
Artist Amy Sherald, Tapped to Paint Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait, is Speaking at Hopkins Next Week
Baltimore portrait artist Amy Sherald, who was recently chosen for the prestigious job of painting the official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama, will be speaking at Hopkins next week.