Art in Embassies Announces New Temporary Exhibits for Heads of Mission Residences
Art in Embassies (AIE) recently completed installations of three new temporary art exhibits at Heads of Mission residences in Canada, Poland and Slovenia. These facilities reflect the backgrounds and interests of ambassadors and are a vital part of American diplomacy, serving as points of contact for diplomatic engagement between U.S. officials and foreign visitors.
Ambassador David L. Cohen’s residential exhibition in Ottawa focuses on works from the American Northeast, particularly scenes from Philadelphia and Martha’s Vineyard. In Warsaw, Ambassador Brzezinski presents dance, movement and diversity in a variety of media and presentation styles, as well as age/generation, national origin, sexual orientation and identity genre of artists and their subjects. In Ljubljana, Ambassador Harpootlian’s Residence showcases artists from the South whose works of realism and abstraction express the intersection of the natural world, the human spirit and art.
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The US State Department established the Office of Art in Embassies in 1963, adapting a program started ten years earlier by the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibitions and collections created by the AIE play an essential role in the public diplomacy of our country. Works are carefully selected to reflect the pride and innovation of the American cultural sector and to build cross-cultural connections in the regions and states in which they are exhibited. In 2023, the IEA will celebrate its 60th anniversary at the US State Department.