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Aug 09, 2021
Art in Embassies Program
Andy Taylor - Shakes
Andy Taylor, “Shakes,” Oil on Linen, Returned from U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal

“Mr. President, in these times of challenge and turmoil from abroad, we often either forget or are unaware of the constructive efforts which are underway to promote better understanding among all people. Not guns nor butter, but original works of art are now being used in a combined Government-private interest effort to portray our proud cultural achievements to those of foreign lands..

I can think of no more effective approach to cultural diplomacy than that which the State Department is presently engaged in — the art in Embassies program.”

U.S. Senator Thomas J. McIntyre
September 9, 1965
Congressional Record

About Art in Embassies

Ann Korologos Gallery and our artists have proudly participated in the Art in Embassies program since 2006, sending works to Lisbon, Ulaanbaatar, Mbabane, Kathmandu, and more. Art in Embassies (AIE) is a program through the U.S. Department of State, which “creates vital cross-cultural dialogue and fosters mutual understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchanges.” Each work selected is on loan to the Embassies for a two-year period, after which they are returned to the artists and galleries. Ann and Tom Korologos participated in the Art in Embassies Program, curating two exhibitions for the U.S. Embassy in Belgium from 2003-2007 during Ambassador Tom Korologos’ tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium.

A special thanks to our artists who willingly participate in this initiative, lending their work to build cross-cultural connections by exhibiting their art around the globe. Their work, in the words of AIE, allow artists and cultures to “exchange ideas, values, and traditions.” To date, over 20,000 artists have participated in the program in exhibitions across 189 countries. Below, enjoy a selection of works that have recently returned from the Embassy in Lisbon, as well as works currently on view in Kathmandu, Mbabane and Ulaanbaatar. 

Lisbon, Portugal

Recently Returned Works from the Art in Embassies Program

Leon Loughridge - Summer Pasture 14/27
Leon Loughridge, “Summer Pasture 14/27,” Woodblock Print, 9 x 12 in
Leon Loughridge - Above Bear Lake, 6/18
Leon Loughridge, “Above Bear Lake, 6/18,” Woodblock Print, 22 x 14 in

Leon Loughridge - Snowfield, 8/18
Leon Loughridge, “Snowfield, 8/18,” Woodblock Print, 27.5 x 21 in
Dan Young - Through the Fence Line
Dan Young, “Through the Fence Line,” Oil on Panel, 9 x 12 in
Simon Winegar - Barn #4, Richmond, UT
Simon Winegar, “Barn #4, Richmond, UT,” Oil on Panel, 12 x 24 in

Kathmandu, Nepal

Current Works from the Art in Embassies Program

Michael Kessler - Revealed (6)
Michael Kessler, “Revealed (6),” Acrylic on Canvas, 55 x 77 in
Lloyd  Schermer  - Small Aspen Leaf 2
Lloyd Schermer , “Small Aspen Leaf 2,” Antique Wood Type, 18 x 25 in

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Current Works from the Art in Embassies Program

Tom Korologos, “Winter Feeding,” Digital Photograph on Archival Paper
Tom Korologos - Splitting the Rays (7)
Tom Korologos, “Splitting the Rays (7),” Digital Print on Archival Paper, 17 x 22 in

Mbabane, Eswatini

Current Works from the Art in Embassies Program

Heather Foster, “Waldo Canyon Textures,” Acrylic on Canvas
Heather Foster, “Tall Grass,” Acrylic on Canvas
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