“Art with the Ambassador” Online Exhibition

Wednesday 10-11 a.m., February 16, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce, “Art with the Ambassador,” an online exhibition 10-11 a.m. on February 16. U.S. Ambassador Michael Klecheski will host the event live from his home, featuring a collection of original American artwork provided by the Art in Embassies (AIE) program of the U.S. Department of State.

For over five decades, AIE has played an important role in U.S. public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. The program engages with over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors. It encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries. The upcoming “Art with the Ambassador” online exhibition will present one of the 60 exhibitions that have been installed in U.S. diplomatic facilities throughout the world.

Some of the artists who created the works on display will join the conversation live from the United States to talk about the styles and inspiration behind their work while Ambassador Klecheski gives a live tour of the art in his home. Participants will have a chance to engage directly with the American artists and with Ambassador Klecheski.

The virtual event is open to the public and will have simultaneous translation. Journalists interested in covering the event may contact us at paspress@usembassy.mn or 7007-6249 for more information.

The American Corners in Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan, Khovd, Uvs and Dornogovi will live-stream the event. Local community members interested in participating in the event are welcome to contact their American Corner directly for details.

To participate in the event, please register via:  https://forms.gle/1vXd42QHV4qWtb9N9

The brochure for the Art in Embassies Collection can be viewed here.

AIE artists participating live in the online exhibit:

Rachael Wren (born 1976)
Artwork for AIE: “Portent,” 2008, Oil on linen, 48 × 48 in.

Rachael Wren received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a master’s in fine arts from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the National Academy Museum (New York), the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, North Carolina), the Teckningsmuseet (Laholm, Sweden), and Wave Hill (New York). Wren is the recipient of the Julius Hallgarten Prize from the National Academy Museum and an Aljira Fellowship. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Suzanne Unrein (born 1964)
Artwork for AIE: “Aquarium,” 2012, Oil on canvas, 52 ¾ × 67 ¼ in.

Suzanne Unrein grew up among swamps, alligators, mossy oaks, and hundreds of varieties of birds in the coastal towns of Florida. Her travels and encounters with animals in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo, and Bali have contributed to her vibrant worlds where the animality of humans plays within a world of beasts. A California native and a current New Yorker, her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, with solo shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and the Hamptons. Unrein currently works in her studio in the East Village. She has had residencies at the Studio Program at P.S. 122 in the East Village, New York; the Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming; and the Can Serrat residency in Le Bruc, Barcelona, Spain.

For more information about the event, please contact: pao@usembassy.mn or 7007-6045.

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