Democracy Collection

Artist Exchanges

Guatemala City, Guatemala

January 16-20, 2023

Hosted by Ambassador William Popp
Traveling artists: Susan Gott, Derwin Leiva
Theme: Art and entrepreneurship (Gott); Art, music, and freedom of expression (Leiva)

Manama, Bahrain

February 4-9, 2023

Hosted by Ambassador Steven Bondy
Traveler: Regina Bain (Louis Armstrong House Museum)
Theme: Jazz Ambassadors

Vilnius, Lithuania

March 13-17, 2023

Hosted by Ambassador Robert Gilchrist
Traveling artist: Zoë Charlton
Theme: Art, social justice, and freedom of expression

Wellington, New Zealand

March 27-31, 2023

Hosted by Ambassador Tom Udall
Traveler: Paul Chaat Smith
Theme: Contemporary Indigenous art

Algiers, Algeria

April 2023

Hosted by Ambassador Elizabeth Aubin
Traveling artist: Hillary Waters Fayle
Theme: Art as a tool of women’s empowerment

Ankara, Turkey

May 2023

Hosted by Ambassador Jeff Flake
Traveling artist: Richard Webb
Themes: Art and the individual voice

Lilongwe, Malawi

June 2023

Hosted by Ambassador David Young
Traveling artists: Tim Davis and Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre
Theme: Art, social justice, and Juneteenth

Maseru, Lesotho

September 2023

Hosted by Ambassador Maria Brewer
Traveler: Beatriz Vasquez
Theme: Art, social justice, and immigration, Hispanic Heritage month

Ljubljana, Slovenia

May 2023

Hosted by Jamie L.Harpootlian
Traveling artist: Anne Blackwell Thompson
Theme: Art, nature, and natural resources

Astana, Kazakhstan

August 2023

Hosted by Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum
Traveling artist: Ángel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción
Themes: Art and activism

Mexico City

October 2023

Hosted by Ambassador Ken Salazar
Traveling artists: Arely Morales
Theme: Celebrating the bicentennial of U.S./Mexico relations

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

October 2023

Hosted by Ambassador Jonathan Henick
Traveler: Negar Ahkami
Theme: Art and a new democracy