Madrid’s US Embassy invites public to view art

The US ambassador to Spain has opened the doors to his home in Madrid to give the public the chance to see an impressive hoard of art that has been brought to life by a unique programme launched more than 50 years ago to demonstrate how art can play a part in politics and serve as a ‘cultural bridge’.

Central Madrid.

Central Madrid. Image by Kristijonas Dirse / CC BY 2.0

The art collection, which includes around 80 works from US, Latin American and Spanish artists, reflects the individual tastes of the ambassador but was curated as part of the US’s Art in Embassies scheme that launched in 1961 under then first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. It was officially presented in Madrid at the ambassador’s private residence for the first time last Thursday, and the public can request to view the collection by contacting the embassy via email or through its social networks. Read more: elpais.com

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