A talk with the woman who designed Michelle Obama's portrait dress

Feb 16, 2018
The gown, with its graphic print, shows the former first lady's "intelligence, her realness," says Michelle Smith.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, left, and artist Amy Sherald unveil Obama's portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., Monday.
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American laborers as art at the National Portrait Gallery

Dec 5, 2017
"I want people to walk away recognizing workers in their daily life ... and possibly feel a little less alone walking away," says the exhibit's co-curator.
Smithsonian Museum curator Dorothy Moss leads Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal through the new exhibition “The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers.”
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