New exhibit gives intimate look at President Obama

As the United States 44th president, Barack Obama must be one of the most photographed men in the world, but few news bulletin photos can give and intimate insight into what life must be like behind the presidential seal.

President Barack Obama | The Exhibition, is a new show seeking to give a more intimate look at the president’s life, collecting iconic images specially selected by the Chief White House Photographer and Director of the White House Photo Office, Pete Souza. The collection of photographs covers many of the historic moments captured during President Barack Obama’s two terms in office.

“This exhibition and its timing have provided a unique reflection of the City of Miramar and the nation in time for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month celebrations,” said Stephen Kantrowitz, Director of Cultural Affairs. “It reflects the many contributions African-Americans have made and continue to make in this country.”

The exhibit opens on January 14, and runs to February 29, at the Ansin Family Art Gallery, located in the Miramar Cultural Center. A community program will also be held on Wednesday, January 20, starting 7 p.m. in the Miramar Cultural Center – on the day marking exactly seven years since the inaugural date of President Barack Obama. The program is free and open to the public; however, tickets must be secured to attend at the center’s website.

The exhibit will also acknowledge the historic election of City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messame who last year became the city’s first African-American mayor. The show will also include numerous photos highlighting Messam’s historic first year in office.

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