Smithsonian moves Michelle Obama portrait to larger space over high demand
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The Smithsonian Institution has relocated its official portrait of former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJulián Castro: No one can ‘out-gutter’ Trump The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Day 27 of the shutdown | Cohen reportedly paid company to rig online polls, boost his own image | Atlantic publishes ‘Impeach Donald Trump’ cover story Ex-Michelle Obama aide says O'Rourke's road trip is a 'listening tour' in form of a travel blog MORE to a larger space in the National Portrait Gallery because of a “high volume of visitors.” 

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


Visitors have poured into the National Portrait Gallery in Washington since the Obamas’ portraits were installed. 

More than 176,000 people visited the museum last month, the largest number in a month in three years, CNN reported.

The former first lady paid a visit to 2-year-old Smithsonian visitor Parker Curry earlier this month, after a photo of Curry staring at the portrait went viral.