The Presidential Portrait Gallery and the Obama Portraits

Presenter: Barbara Tomlinson
Tuesday, March 2, 2020 at 1:30pm
 
 

Visiting the Presidential Portrait Gallery in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington has never been on any tourist’s “must see” list, until now.  During the first two weeks the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were on display visitors had to wait up to 90 minutes just to enter the Gallery. This talk will explain how and why these portraits came to be and what the public reaction to them has been. Come see what all the excitement is about!

 
Barbara Tomlinson received her B.A., cum laude, from Barnard College, her M.A.T. from Harvard University and her Ph. D., in American and Women’s History, from Rutgers. After serving for many years as history department chair at a small, independent secondary school, she moved to Kean University in 1986 to be a course-coordinator for the cultural history component of the General Education Program. She wrote the teacher’s manual for the text used in the program’s course on Western Culture. She retired from Kean in 2000 and now teaches cultural history in various continuing education programs around the state. In addition, she has led tours to various cities in the United States and Europe to explore their historical and cultural context.

Her most important role, however, is being grandmother to Jacob and Adam.



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