ATHENS – The U.S. Embassy in Athens and the Delphi Economic Forum, in collaboration with Art in Embassies, present the “Partners in Democracy” initiative on May 24 and 25 in Athens.
The initiative will bring together emerging leaders, civil society representatives, and esteemed experts from Greece, the United States, and worldwide to explore collaborative efforts in safeguarding democracy, promoting diversity, and fostering inclusion within our societies.
The “Partners in Democracy” Symposium, organized by the U.S. Embassy in Athens and the Delphi Economic Forum, will take place at the National Gallery on May 25. The symposium will feature a diverse range of voices addressing pressing challenges faced by democracies, including social inequalities, disinformation, and the rise of authoritarianism. Participants will also examine the role of art in advancing democracy, the potential of cities as inclusive platforms, and strategies for preserving and revitalizing democracies for future generations.
On May 24, the U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the State Department’s Art in Embassies office, will launch the traveling exhibition titled “A More Perfect Union: American Artists and the Currents of Our Time” at the Acropolis Museum. The exhibition, held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is part of the Art in Embassies’ Democracy Collection and showcases renowned contemporary American artists, including Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Christine Sun Kim, Edward Ruscha, and Carrie Mae Weems. Focusing on themes of equality, freedom, justice, and the foundational principles of democracy, the exhibition will travel to various capital cities worldwide throughout the year.