Obama Presidential Center Updates

A Legacy of Tireless, Dignified Public Service

September 9, 2022 3:00 PM

Revisiting President and Mrs. Obama’s moments with Queen Elizabeth. Read more

President and Mrs. Obama Become a Part of White House History with Reveal of Official Portraits

September 7, 2022 2:25 PM

“When future generations walk these halls and look up at these portraits, I hope they get a better, honest sense of who Michelle and I… More

World-Renowned Artist Maya Lin Commissioned to Create “Seeing Through the Universe” Sculpture for the Obama Presidential Center

August 4, 2022 9:45 AM

President Obama to name Water Garden surrounding the sculpture after his mother, Ann Dunham CHICAGO – Today, on his 61st birthday, President Obama… More

President Obama reunites with the young man from one of his favorite photos

May 27, 2022 7:00 AM

Earlier today, President Obama shared the message below with our email list to reflect on a pretty special moment he shared with a five-year-old boy… More

Obama Foundation Releases Plans for Fruit and Vegetable Garden Inspired by Mrs. Obama’s White House Garden

May 11, 2022 8:00 AM

Eleanor Roosevelt Fruit and Vegetable Garden to be named in honor of the groundbreaking and longest-serving First Lady Today, the Obama Foundation released… More

The Eleanor Roosevelt Fruit & Vegetable Garden honors a truly groundbreaking First Lady

May 11, 2022 8:00 AM

From our earliest days of planning, we always knew we wanted to have a Fruit & Vegetable Garden at the future Obama Presidential Center. More

Mrs. Obama Honors Her Mother, Marian Robinson, with Naming of Obama Presidential Center Museum Exhibit

May 6, 2022 9:30 AM

CHICAGO – Today, ahead of the Mother’s Day holiday, Mrs. Obama announced that the “Opening the White House” exhibit at the Obama Presidential Center Museum… More

For Mother’s Day, Michelle Obama announces a special honor for her mom Marian Robinson

May 6, 2022 9:30 AM

This morning, former First Lady Michelle Obama shared the note below with our email subscribers announcing that the “Opening the White House” exhibit in the… More

Obama Foundation Announces First Piece in Series of Commissioned Art for Obama Presidential Center

February 28, 2022 7:00 AM

‘Book Bird’ Sculpture by Chicago Artist Richard Hunt to be placed in the Reading Garden of the Chicago Public Library Branch at the… More

Preserving Black History: The HistoryMakers

February 17, 2022 11:15 AM

It all started with an interview with Tuskegee Airman Colonel William R. Thompson. Seated in the cockpit of his P-51, Benjamin O. Davis… More