A More Perfect Union: American Artists and the Currents of Our Time

September 19, 2023 – October 1, 2023
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Collage of artworks featured in the exhibition.

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, East

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In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Art in Embassies’ traveling exhibition, A More Perfect Union: American Artists and the Currents of Our Time, will be on view at the National Museum of American History September 19–October 1, 2023. This is the final leg of the tour for the traveling exhibition, part of the office’s Democracy Collection initiative, which puts artists central to the defense of democracy. The exhibition includes works by some of the most respected contemporary artists in America. The works have been carefully selected to reflect the pride and innovation of America’s cultural sector, and to make cross cultural connections in the regions and states in which they are displayed.

Along with the temporary exhibition, the museum exterior will showcase THE PEOPLE, a new light projection by renowned artist Jenny Holzer. The artwork, which commemorates Art in Embassies’ 60th anniversary and its Democracy Collection initiative, will light the National Mall with quotations spanning history that extoll the beauty of democracy for five nights, September 17-21, 2023.