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Smithsonian Unveils Amy Sherald’s Portrait of Michelle Obama

Image via Facebook Live

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.

Amy Sherald, Painter of Michelle Obama’s Much-Awaited Portrait, to Join BMA’s Board

Ms. Everything, by Amy Sherald (courtesy Smithsonian)

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

Still via YouTube/National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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.

Enoch Pratt Free Library and Friends School Present Writers LIVE, an Evening with Kwame Alexander


Join Friends School of Baltimore and the Enoch Pratt Free Library for Writers LIVE, an evening with Kwame Alexander, on Monday, March 6, at 6 pm, in the Friends School Auditorium (# 3A on the campus map).

Our Favorite Baltimore Designer Made Michelle Obama’s Dress

Photo via Instagram / @csiriano
Photo via Instagram / @csiriano

Christian Siriano is really just killing it these days.

Obama’s Niece Threatened at Maryland Basketball Game



Leslie Robinson is a 6-foot freshman at Princeton and a forward on that school’s basketball team. She also happens to be the daughter of Michelle Obama’s brother, making her the president’s niece.

Baltimore Senator Will Sit With Michelle Obama During State of the Union


Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 2.33.13 PMBaltimore City isn’t forgotten in the Oval Office these days. President Obama dropped by last week, and one of his panels heard from SRB. The streak continues this week, when State Senator Catherine Pugh will be sitting beside the First Lady as the President delivers the State of the Union address.

UPDATE: Commencement Speaker Extravaganza: Baseball Players, Hollywood Directors, and More!



Well, we know one person who is not going to be a graduation speaker this year. (That would be Hopkins’s Dr. Ben Carson, who opted not to give the speech at the graduation for the Johns Hopkins Medical School after students protested his homophobic remarks.) Here’s who’s speaking at local schools this year:

Marine from Frederick Asks Out the First Lady


She still has eleven months to change her mind, but last week First Lady Michelle Obama replied with a tentative “yes” to Marine Lance Corporal Aaron Leeks’ request that she acompany him to the Marine Corps Ball next November.

The native Marylander says he asked Michelle Obama, the wife of his commander-in-chief, to be his date as a way of saying “thank you” for her personal support of military families.

Apparently, asking celebrities to the ball is not unheard of — Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake were among the attendees last month. But inviting, in Leeks’ words, “your boss’s boss’s boss’s wife?” That’s got to be a first.