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.

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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.