Embassies are our outreach both diplomatically and culturally. American art is world renowned and is a wonderful ‘calling card’ with which to build or strengthen relationships.
Next, will come bills to de-fund the National Endowment for the Arts, which brings $$$ to smaller cities, towns and rural areas and not to mighty, privately funded venues in NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.
Art plays an important economic role in communities across America and should be represented in our embassies as well.
“You gotta have art.”