Art in the Obama White House

Check out some of the art that has made its way to the Obama White House.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Alma Thomas' "Watusi (Hard Edge)" is one of many new pieces of art on display in the Obama White House. It shows some of the modern art style chosen by the first family.
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National Gallery of Art
Ed Ruscha's "I Think I'll..." also is part of the Obama White House.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Glenn Ligon's "Black Like Me No. 2," a Hirshhorn loan now hanging in the first family's living quarters, is a "text painting" that reproduces words from the 1961 book "Black Like Me."
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National Gallery of Art
Susan Rothenberg's "Butterfly"
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National Gallery of Art
Richard Diebenkorn's "Berkeley No. 52"
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National Gallery of Art
Edward Corbett's "Washington, D.C. November 1963 III"
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AP
American artist George Catlin's painting, Catlin and Indian Attacking Buffalo, is on loan from the gallery to the Obama White House.
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AP
Henry Williams' 1877 patent model for his feathering paddle-wheel for steamboats is on loan from the National Museum of American History to the Obama White House.
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AP
The Samuel F.B. Morse 1849 patent model of his Electric Telegraph is on loan from the National Museum of American History to the White House.
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In contrast, this portrait of Euphemia White Van Rensselaer by George P.A. Healy (1813-1894) hung in the Kennedy White House.
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A portrait of President Andrew Jackson, painted in 1845 by Thomas Sully (1783-1872), has been displayed in the White House during the Johnson, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton administrations.
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