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Annual Rothschild Lecture: Amy Sherald
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Annual Rothschild Lecture: Amy Sherald

Amy Sherald, who painted the official portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama for the National Portrait Gallery, delivered the Annual Rothschild Lecture at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University on October 20. This is the audio portion, paired with images she presented in her talk about her exceptional portraits of African American subjects. Posted with permission from Amy Sherald.

Amy Sherald, "Light is easy to love."
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Amy Sherald, "Light is easy to love."

New to the Nasher's collection is a painting by Amy Sherald, the official portrait artist of former First Lady Michelle Obama, whose portrait has been such a hit among visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Another Amy Sherald painting was also in the exhibition "Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art" that originated at the Nasher in 2016. "Light is easy to love.," was a gift from Jennifer McCracken New (T’90, L’94) and Jason G. New (L’94).

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