Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.

Kehinde Wiley Painter, President Obama's official portrait & Amy Sherald Painter, Michelle Obama's official portrait Time: 11:45aET/4:45pGMT Location: National Portrait Gallery, DC
Kehinde Wiley Painter, President Obama's official portrait & Amy Sherald Painter, Michelle Obama's official portrait Time: 11:45aET/4:45pGMT Location: National Portrait Gallery, DC

    JUST WATCHED

    Obamas' official portraitists on their daunting task

MUST WATCH

Obamas' official portraitists on their daunting task

The Obamas are signaling "that it is okay to occupy skin that happens to look like this." Amanpour speaks with official portraitists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, whose paintings now hang in the National Portrait Gallery.

Obamas' official portraitists on their daunting task

The Obamas are signaling "that it is okay to occupy skin that happens to look like this." Amanpour speaks with official portraitists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, whose paintings now hang in the National Portrait Gallery.