Bringing American Masterpieces to the City of Thessaloniki
As part of the celebrations for the U.S. Honored Country at the Thessaloniki International Fair 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Greece is thrilled to present the American Art Everywhere exhibition. Starting on September 7, Thessaloniki will be filled with artwork by prominent and diverse American artists. The pieces will be seen all over town, from the airport to the port to the City Hall… even on the buses crisscrossing the city.
The American Art Everywhere program is designed to showcase iconic works of American art in public spaces across Thessaloniki. People from around the world who are participating in the fair can enjoy American works of art that span time and artistic styles, from Mary Cassatt’s The Child’s Bath to Roy Lichtenstein’s I Love Liberty.
The United States’ presence as the Honored Country at Thessaloniki International Fair 2018 extends beyond the companies and conferences presented at the U.S. Pavilion. This is an opportunity to celebrate the breadth and depth of the U.S.-Greek relationship, which includes the cultural ties between our two countries.
The theme of the U.S. Pavilion at the Fair is ‘Harnessing the Power of Innovation and Creativity.’ American artists have pushed boundaries for centuries, and the works showcased in Thessaloniki highlight this spirit of innovation – from the realist depiction of modern American life in the work of Edward Hopper to the widely recognized cultural icon of Wood’s American Gothic; and from Inman’s glorious depiction of the Chippewa Chief to the pop Americana of Roy Lichtenstein.
This exhibition is inspired by the Art Everywhere public art exhibition organized in 2014 by major museums in the United States. The selected works represent important pieces within American art history, and their creators, styles, and themes showcase the diversity of American art and culture.
The U.S Mission in Greece is proud to partner with the Regional Government of Central Macedonia, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, HELEXPO, and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce to make these American works of art available to all Thessalonians.
A detailed list of the artworks and their locations can be found at www.usatif2018.gr, and the “USA TIF 2018” application on the app store.