Established in 1963, the U.S. Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE) plays a vital role in our nation’s public diplomacy through a culturally expansive mission, creating temporary and permanent exhibitions, artist programming, and publications. AIE curates exhibitions for the representational spaces of all U.S. chanceries, consulates, and embassy residences worldwide, selecting and commissioning contemporary art from the U.S. and the host countries. These exhibitions provide international audiences with a sense of the quality, scope, and diversity of both countries’ art and culture, establishing AIE’s presence in more countries than any other U.S. foundation or arts organization.
USNATO is proud to participate in the AIE program and bring some of the best art on loan from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Witte Museum. Fourteen works of art comprise the “Taste of Texas in Truman Hall” exhibition on display at the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO.