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Michelle Obama's Portrait Is Moving Due to High Demand

Well, Damn! Michelle Obama's Portrait Is So Popular, It's Moving to a Better Spot

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama unveils her portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

It's only been a month since Michelle Obama's official portrait was installed at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, but the portrait is already being moved due to high demand. Painted by Amy Sherald, the portrait was originally hung in a fairly inconspicuous hallway — and despite its location, people were still lining up to catch a glimpse.

On March 21, the gallery shared a picture of the portrait's new and "more spacious" location on the third floor "due to the high volume of visitors." Adding, "We're always changing things up here."

The former first lady's portrait received additional buzz after a photo of a little girl gazing up at it went viral. Eventually, Obama heard about 2-year-old Parker Curry's awestruck reaction and set up a meeting with her in person. On Instagram, Obama shared pictures from the sweet meeting and wrote, "Maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you!"

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