Exhibits On View

Collage of items related to disability pride month and polio eradication campaigns

July 2024

Disability Pride Month and Polio Eradication Campaigns

In celebration of Disability Pride Month, NMAD is highlighting disability activism in diplomacy, including diplomacy’s role in polio eradication campaigns around the world. This exhibit case will be on display throughout July 2024.
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jorge otero pailos sculpture

June 2024 through September 2024

Treaties on De-Fences

This summer, NMAD has partnered with the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies to host a special exhibit by American-Spanish artist Jorge Otero-Pailos. On display are sculptures made from fragments of security fencing from the former U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway and a book containing limited edition prints inspired by the diplomatic treaties signed between the United States and Norway. This temporary exhibition aims to raise awareness and advocate for the preservation of modernist architecture in U.S. embassies.

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chinese flash cards

May 2024 through October 2024

Commemorating 100 Years of the Foreign Service: The 1924 Rogers Act

In our latest “Spotlight on Diplomacy” exhibit rotation, this temporary exhibit celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the 1924 Rogers Act, which created the modern-day merit-based U.S. Foreign Service. A complete online version of this exhibit is available on our website.

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aerial view of diplomacy is our mission

Through October 2024

Diplomacy Is Our Mission

What is diplomacy? In this exhibit, we describe the work of U.S. diplomats as the “four pillars” of diplomacy: security, prosperity, democracy, and development. Explore unique stories and objects that reflect the impact of diplomacy on the United States. A complete online version of this exhibit is available on our website.

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Lego model of the Tangier legation

Through October 2024

American Legation in Tangier – LEGO™ Model

To capture the unique architecture of the American Legation, the team at LEGO™ utilized a novel design approach, capturing the details from inside the courtyard and designing out towards the exterior walls. The LEGO™ Model was transported to the National Museum of American Diplomacy with the generous support of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) and Crozier Fine Art.

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Berlin wall exhibit and signature segment

Permanent Exhibit

The “Signature Segment” of the Berlin Wall

NMAD is home to the “Signature Segment” of the Berlin Wall: a 13-foot high piece of the wall signed by 27 leaders and peacemakers. This segment, along with an accompanying exhibit on the Berlin Wall, can be viewed downstairs in the Founding Ambassadors’ Concourse.

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