Name that Painting

President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia, left, and Sasha, right, watch on television as First Lady Michelle Obama begins her speech at the Democratic National Convention, in the Treaty Room of the White House, Tuesday night, Sept. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

We posted about art in the White House last week, discussing artists from our collection that are also reflected in the works chosen for display in the Obama White House. A photo taken last night of the president and his daughters watching the First Lady give her speech to the Democratic National Convention featured a sliver, but enough for identification, of Susan Rothenberg’s Butterfly (1976) from the National Gallery of Art. Rothenberg is part of our own collection, too, with her work Three Masks (2006).

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