Obama Portraits Lead to Major Uptick in Draw at National Portrait Gallery

February 27th, 2019

The exhibition of the Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery has grown the museum’s attendance by leaps and bounds, with 1 million more tickets sold this past year than the year prior, the Washington Post reports.  “I thought this is the closest that I’ll probably ever get to [Obama], and of what he represented — hope and love and progress,” says attendee Kamilah Chambers of Katy, Tex.

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