Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The ART in Embassies Program

promotes the cultural identity of America’s art and artists by borrowing original works of art by U.S. citizens for display in U.S. embassy residences worldwide. Each ART exhibition is developed collaboratively between a United States ambassador and one of our curators. We select both image-based and abstract work in all media.

What is the length of a loan?The length of a loan is approximately two and one-half to three years, which coincides with the average length of an ambassador’s tenure.

Who arranges and pays for shipping and insurance?ART in Embassies hires professional fine art handlers to assemble, pack, crate and safely ship works of art to and from each embassy. ART insures each work during its transit to and from the embassy and while it is on exhibit at the residence.

Are lenders compensated in any way?Lenders are not compensated financially. Their participation is documented in ART exhibition publications and/or on the ART web site. A wall label accompanies each work of art and identifies both the artist and lender.

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