The Obama Portraits Tour and Black American Portraits at LACMA
Opening November 7, 2021
The Obama Portraits Tour through January 2, 2022
Black American Portraits through April 17, 2022
The Obama Portraits Tour and Black American Portraits are two exhibitions that celebrate portraiture, opening on Sunday, November 7, at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Public tickets on sale Thursday, October 21, at 10 am, with new ticket blocks released every two weeks. Advance online tickets required.
In the West Coast presentation of the national tour, Kehinde Wiley’s Barack Obama and Amy Sherald’s Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama are on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
To complement The Obama Portraits Tour, LACMA presents Black American Portraits, an exhibition that reframes portraiture to center Black American subjects, sitters, and spaces. Drawn mostly from LACMA’s collection, this companion presentation will feature painting, textiles, sculpture, and photography that focus on Black joy, abundance, family, and nuance. Learn more at lacma.org/Portraits.
LACMA is always free for members and children 17 and under. L.A. County residents receive free general admission after 3 pm every weekday LACMA is open! The museum will also offer free admission on the following dates during the run of these exhibitions (advance online tickets are required): Sunday, November 7; Tuesday, November 9; Saturday, November 20; Tuesday, December 14. For more information, visit lacma.org.