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."
We’re always changing things up here 👀 Due to the high volume of visitors, we’ve relocated Michelle Obama’s portrait to the 3rd floor in our 20th-Century Americans galleries for a more spacious viewing experience. Reubicamos el retrato de Michelle Obama al tercer piso del museo pic.twitter.com/OnBgmf6bQq— National Portrait Gallery (@smithsoniannpg) March 9, 2018
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!"