Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies

FAPE A public-private partnership with the State Department providing permanent works of American art for U.S. embassies worldwide

The Leonore and Walter Annenberg Award
Ellsworth Kelly, 2008
Bronze, 15 x 2  1/8 x 3/8 inches

2020 and 2021
Annenberg Award

FAPE was proud to present the Leonore and Walter Annenberg Award for Diplomacy through the Arts to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sharon Percy Rockefeller in a virtual presentation on Monday, November 15. 

To view the event, click here

We are grateful to our featured speakers for making it such a memorable evening!

Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer
Ken Burns, Filmmaker
Kaywin Feldman, Director, National Gallery of Art
Jane and James Ginsburg
Jo Carole Lauder, FAPE Chairman
Eden Rafshoon, FAPE President
Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and Chief Executive Officer, WETA
Darren Walker, FAPE Vice President and President, The Ford Foundation


Original Print and Photography Collections

Each year, distinguished American artists donate editions to FAPE’s Original Print and Photography Collections.

2020-2021 artists include Carmen Herrera, Clifford Ross, Pat Steir and Stanley Whitney. We look forward to unveiling their works during our 2021 Annual Events.

Recent FAPE Shipments

In 2020, FAPE sent art to the U.S. Embassies in London, United Kingdom and Reykjavik, Iceland. For London, works by Avis Robinson and Carrie Mae Weems were sent for a special exhibition celebrating diversity in the arts. The new U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik was dedicated on October 20, and FAPE worked closely with the State Department’s Office of Cultural Heritage to provide art by Richard Benson, Jeff Koons, Elizabeth Murray, Willi Rauhut, Richard Serra and Joel Shapiro; the Declaration of Independence; and other works.

Carrie Mae Weems, American Monuments I
Carrie Weems, American Monuments I
Installation view of Richard Serra’s Reversal series at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavík, Iceland. Gift of The Honorable Ronald S. Lauder and Mrs. Jo Carole Lauder.
Elizabeth Murray’s Deep Blue C and Jeff Koons’ Play-Doh on display at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Joseph Angemi, Senior Curator, Office of Cultural Heritage, U.S. Department of State, installing FAPE’s Replica of the Declaration of Independence. Gift of David M. Rubenstein.

Upcoming Installation

Roy Lichtenstein, Greene Street Mural
U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico
July 2022

FAPE Family Fun

Looking for something to do with your children or grandchildren? Download FAPE’s Coloring Kit!

Central to our mission is to inspire and educate the next generation of artists and diplomats! The Coloring Kit  features works in our Site-Specific Collection at U.S. embassies around the world. Visit countries from China to Greece while learning about the United States’ greatest artists.

FAPE Coloring Book Cover

FAPE believes in the power of art to engage global citizens, foster mutual understanding and promote cultural exchange.  By sharing great American art with the world, we show respect for our international partners and their culture while highlighting the richness and diversity of ours.

—Jo Carole Lauder, Chairman


Our corporate partners are integral to our success!

FAPE would like to give special recognition to Bank of America which has been our official sponsor since 2011. Its annual gift ensures the success of so many of our programs, including our Original Print, Photography and Site-Specific Collections.

Read about our sponsors.


Please join FAPE as a Cultural Ambassador!

Thanks to our members, FAPE is able to commission and acquire works by American artists for display in U.S. embassies worldwide.

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