The periodical exhibition was inaugurated at the Acropolis Museum “A More Perfect Union: American Artists and the Currents of Our Time» with works by contemporary American artists. At the center are issues of equality, freedom, justice and other fundamental principles of democracy.

The exhibition, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organized by the US Embassy in Athens and the Delphi Economic Forum, ahead of the “Partners in Democracy” Symposium that is taking place today at the National Gallery.

The works come from the collection “Art in Embassies” of the US Department of State, a program that this year celebrates 60 years since it was founded by President John F. Kennedy and travels to capitals around the world throughout the year.

He opened the exhibition the US ambassador in Athens George Tsounis , who in his greeting connected modern democratic values ​​with their ancient Athenian roots. “The Art in Embassies program celebrates the arts, democratic ideals, culture, values ​​valued around the world that were born here in Athens. Values ​​on which the USA was founded. Unfortunately, democracy is constantly under attack. There are totalitarian regimes that think that by force they can change the borders of nations and violate international law. It is a special obligation of the USA and Greece to protect democracy,” stressed Mr. Tsounis, adding: “There have been dark days in the history of the USA, but we overcame them and are striving for the best. I believe the works in this exhibition are a contemporary expression of freedom, of where we are and where we need to go as a society.”

The opening of the exhibition was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikramenos, the president of the Acropolis Museum K-A Rizos, the Educational Attaché of the US embassy, ​​Sana Surendra, the director of the “Art in Embassies” program of the State Department Megan Bayer, Mr. a.

The exhibition will last until Tuesday, May 30.