Trump portrait to debut in National Portrait Gallery upon reopening

Trump portrait to debut in National Portrait Gallery upon reopening
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A portrait of former President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE will be unveiled in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., when it reopens, Washingtonian reports.

Trump's portrait will be the latest addition to the museum's "America’s Presidents" gallery, a permanent exhibit within the museum.

The portrait itself is only temporary, however — Trump's official portrait is still in the works. A museum spokesperson told Washingtonian that the final work of art is still in its initial phase of creation.


Typically, presidential portraits can take as long as two years from the time they are commissioned until they are debuted to the public.

As with the Obamas, the Trumps will be invited to the National Portrait Gallery for an unveiling ceremony when the artwork is ready to be displayed.

The gallery told Washingtonian it doesn't have an estimate for how many viewers the former president's new portrait will draw to the museum.

"As with all recent presidential commissions, we are unable to speculate as to how visitors will receive the portraits once completed," National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet told the outlet.

She continued, "That is the beauty of portraiture: How it is received is always different for different people.”