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 ObamaMichelle Obama’s book tour to include stadium events Michelle Obama teams up with BET to urge women of color to vote Healthy food has gone high end, but is the lifestyle trend worth the cost? 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.