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State Department Insures Artwork for $200M

12:42 PM, Feb 24, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
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When asked in December for a response to the latest round of purchases for Art in Embassies, the State Department released the following statement about the program:

The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies curates permanent and temporary exhibitions for U.S. embassy and consulate facilities. For the past five decades Art in Embassies has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy with a focused mission of cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and artist exchange.  Art in Embassies is a public-private partnership engaging over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors, and encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries.

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