The Obama Portraits
Art Institute of Chicago
111 Michigan Ave.
Chicago is the first stop on a five-city tour for the portraits that are on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Not only do the portraits feature history-making subjects but they were made by groundbreaking artists. A highlight for the city, African American artist Kehinde Wiley seated former President Barack Obama against a backdrop of flowers, including chrysanthemums, the official flower of Chicago.
Event Cost: Free with timed admission
Event Times: June 18-Aug. 15, 2021
Age recommendation: Early Elementary (K-3), Late Elementary (4-5), Parents only, Teens, Tweens