Last week, the world learned just how into painting former president George W. Bush is, so much that he's put on a show at the Bush Center in Dallas of world leader portraits he did. Few knew that he got inspired to paint after learning that Winston Churchill did after leaving office.
Each US president has their own relationship to the arts, but few know how much our current president, Barack Obama, has been involved in the art world, through what he collects and what he's said about—you guessed it—art history majors. In fact, the entire Obama family is into art, whether it's Michelle Obama signing paintings at the New Museum or the entire family enjoying their new dining room gallery space.
Get to know the First Family's art inclinations in 17 Art Facts About the Obama Family.