Art dedication Ceremony U.S.Embassy Oslo
On September 20, 2018, a ceremony marked the unveiling of the new permanent art collection at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo. Many of the artists represented in the collection attended the event. The collection was curated by the Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) curator Sarah Tanguy. Public Affairs Officer Ann McConnell welcomed the guests to the special event and introduced Ambassador Braithwaite. The Ambassador spoke about how the collection features work by contemporary American, Norwegian, and indigenous artists. He also commented on how this collection uniquely reflects the shared cultural values of the United States and Norway. Afterwards, curator Sarah Tanguy gave a presentation of all the artworks in the collection, which engages themes of the Arctic and its changing ecosystem, exploration, and discovery.