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Priceless Vol 1 Number 8


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Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends


NIH supports Tuskegee research with $8.5M


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Clark Atlanta Alumna Paints Michelle Obama


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Hampton Alumna’s Design Project ‘Black Panther’ Breaks Records


Presidential Portrait Unveiling (left to right): Kim Sajet, Director of the National Portrait Gallery; Artist, Kehinde Wiley; President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama; Artist and CAU Alumna, Amy Sherald; Smithsonian Secretary, David Skorton


The


National unveiled


its Portrait


Smithsonian’s Gallery


commissioned


portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle


Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. artworks were revealed a


in private ceremony in Portrait anniversary


Obama by artists The the


museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard as part of the


Gallery’s 50th celebrations.


President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama delivered


remarks as did


Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet and artists Wiley and Sherald.


“For 50 years, the


National Portrait Gallery has told


the story of America through the people who have impacted this country’s history and culture,” Sajet said. “We are thrilled the


nation these


to present to remarkable


portraits of our 44th president, Barack Obama, and former First Lady, Michelle Obama, painted by two of the country’s most


dynamic artists, Kehinde Wiley


contemporary and


Amy Sherald. As a museum of history and art, we have learned over the past half-century that the best portraiture has the power to bring world leaders into dialogue with everyday Americans.


These two


paintings fall into that category, and we believe they will serve as an inspiration for generations to come.”


Before President Obama’s


departure from office, he and Mrs. Obama selected Wiley and Sherald to paint their likenesses for the Portrait


Gallery’s


collection. This is the first time that African American artists have been commissioned for the National Portrait Gallery’s official portraits of a President or First Lady.


Former President Barack Obama's portrait can be seen in the America's Presidents gallery on the museum's second floor.


Michelle is featured


Former First Lady Obama's portrait in


the portraits at npg.si.edu. This Edition’s Highlights


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Acquisitions gallery on the museum's first floor.


Learn more about these Recent HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton


University alumna and two-time Academy Award and Emmy nominated costume designer Ruth Carter’s latest blockbuster film “Black Panther” shattered box-office projections with a $404 million weekend.


word-wide opening According to Disney, the


Marvel Studios film will total roughly $235 million over President’s Day weekend in North America alone.


“What a great moment for Hampton


University, to see a Hampton University alumna in such a key role within a landmark movie,” said Hampton University


President Dr. William R.


Harvey. “Words cannot capture my pride at seeing a talented alumna positively displayed for the world to see!”


University’s Department of Fine and Performing


Carter, a 1982 graduate of Hampton Arts, majored


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