ATLANTIC CITY — Whoopi Goldberg visited the city Thursday for a dedication and unveiling of a portrait of the comedian donated to the resort’s African American Heritage Museum.
Goldberg appeared at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City for a fundraiser to benefit the African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University.
In April, Goldberg gave a shout-out to Atlantic City on an episode of “The View,” touting the museum. She said her mind was “blown” while visiting Atlantic City, and she praised the museum for being a substitute for visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
“Most people don’t realize that Atlantic City is up and running. There’s a lot going on down there,” she said on the show.
After her visit, New York-based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri decided to dedicate to the museum a painted 10-foot-by-10-foot portrait of Goldberg.
Ozeri was at the event with Goldberg to dedicate the painting and to raise funds to help the museum maintain the integrity of its archives.