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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Tomorrow morning, May 20, The National Gallery of Art will hold a panel discussion, “The Role of Art in Diplomacy,”in partnership with the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies. Moderated by NGA curator Harry Cooper, the conversation will be formed by dean of the Yale School of Art Robert Storr, and contemporary artists Odili Donald Odita, Joel Shapiro, and Carrie Mae Weems.
FAPE Collection at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York. Works (from left to right): Ron Gorchov, Totem, 2010, 19-feet-high, Painting: paint on linen with wood support, Support: bronze obelisk, gift of the artist; Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #832: A red spiral line on blue, 2010, 40 x 126 ½ feet, Acrylic paint, An anonymous gift; Lynda Benglis, D’Arrest, 2009, 47 x 46 x 23 inches, Tinted polyurethane, Gift of the artist. (Photo by Paul Warchol/Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art)

The panel will be discussing the presence of art in U.S. embassy buildings, and will focus on the art project coordinated by FAPE at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York City. FAPE contributed over 200 works by 50 American artists to the collection, and three site-specific installations.

Seating will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the discussion will take place in the Gallery’s East Building Auditorium.

By Erin Williams  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/19/2011

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