Governor Dannel P. Malloy gathered with family and friends in an unveil of his official state portrait.
The portrait was unveiled at the Museum of Connecticut History Thursday evening. According to the Governor’s Office, producing an official portrait of each outgoing governor following their completion of duties has been a longstanding tradition dating back to the early 1800’s.
In the image, Malloy stands in a front window inside of the Governor’s Residence in Hartford, overlooking the sculpture garden.
Items included in the portrait are those that hold a strong meaning to Malloy. The items range from photographs of the governor’s family, to an LGBTQ flag, to the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award that he received in 2016.
Malloy can also be seen in the portrait wearing a green bracelet, representing the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012.
Malloy’s portrait will join the collection, which is on public display in the Memorial Hall of the State Library and Supreme Court building in Hartford.
The portrait was painted by Connecticut Artist Chris Zhang, who lives in East Lyme.
The public can view the portrait at the Museum of Connecticut History, located at 231 Capitol Avenue. Admission is free. You can visit Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-2:00pm.