September 26 – Ambassador Hoekstra hosted a reception to launch the Art in Residence collection at his home in The Hague. The works include 10 pieces from the United States, featuring several artists from Michigan. The other five pieces are by Dutch artists including two pieces on loan from Frisian artist Claudy Jongstra, a Jan Wieger on loan from the Groningen Museum, and two paintings on loan from the Bert Kreuk Collection including a work by Piet Mondrian. Photos of all the works with information on the artists are located in the gallery below.
The Art in Residence collection is made possible by the Art in Embassies program. Art in Embassies is a program by the U.S. Department of State and seeks to create vital cross-cultural dialogues and foster mutual understanding through the visual arts. As a public-private partnership, Art in Embassies engages over 20,000 international participants, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors. The program develops and presents approximately 60 exhibitions per year and have installed over 58 permanent art collections in the Department’s diplomatic facilities in over 200 venues in 189 countries.
We thank the Groningen Museum, the Bert Kreuk Collection, Claudy Jongstra, and others for loaning works to the collection.