Online exhibition “Art with the Ambassador”

Wednesday 10-11am, February 16, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is pleased to announce “Art with the Ambassador,” an online exhibit from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on February 16. U.S. Ambassador Michael Klecheski will host the event live from his home, with a collection of original U.S. artwork provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies (AIE) program.

For more than five decades, the IEA has played an important role in American public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and the dynamic exchange of artists. The program engages over 20,000 participants worldwide, including artists, museums, galleries, universities and private collectors. It includes more than 200 sites in 189 countries. The upcoming “Art with the Ambassador” online exhibit will feature one of more than 60 exhibits that have been installed at U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world.

Some of the artists who created the works on display will join the conversation live from the USA to talk about the styles and inspiration behind their work as Ambassador Klecheski takes a live tour of the art at home. Participants will have the opportunity to interact directly with American artists and with Ambassador Klecheski.

The virtual event is open to the public and will have simultaneous translation. Journalists interested in covering the event can contact us at or 7007-6249 for more information.

American corners in Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan, Khovd, UV and Dornogovi will broadcast the event live. Members of the local community interested in participating in the event are encouraged to contact their US corner directly for details.

To participate in the event, please register via:

The Art in Embassies collection brochure can be viewed here.

AIE artists participating live in the online exhibition:

Rachel Wren (born in 1976)
Work for AIE: “Portent”, 2008, Oil on linen, 48 × 48 in.

Rachael Wren holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has exhibited her work in national and international galleries and museums, including the National Academy Museum (New York), Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, North Carolina), Teckningsmuseet (Laholm, Sweden) and Wave Hill (New York). York). Wren is the recipient of the National Academy Museum’s Julius Hallgarten Prize and an Aljira Fellowship. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Suzanne Unrein (born in 1964)
Work for the AIE: “Aquarium”, 2012, oil on canvas, 52 ¾ × 67 ¼ in.

Suzanne Unrein grew up among swamps, alligators, mossy oaks and hundreds of varieties of birds in coastal Florida towns. Her travels and encounters with animals in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo and Bali have contributed to her vibrant worlds where the animality of humans plays out in a world of beasts. A California native and current New Yorker, her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, with solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and the Hamptons. Unrein is currently working out of his studio in the East Village. She has had residencies at the Studio Program at PS 122 in the East Village, New York; the Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyoming; and the Can Serrat residence in Le Bruc, Barcelona, ​​Spain.

For more information on the event, please contact: or 7007-6045.

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James C. Tibbs