GFDD Joins the Celebration of Dominican Art at the Arts Museum of the Americas (AMA) in Washington, D.C.

October 17, 2014

Representatives from Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) attended the opening ceremony for the exhibition "Modern and Contemporary Art in the Dominican Republic" held on Thursday, October 16th 2014, at the Arts Museum of the Americas (AMA) of the Organization of American States (OAS). The exhibition is showcasing works from the Customs Office of the Dominican Republic’s impressive art collection of
numerous Dominican plastic artists, and it is honoring the memory of this institution’s former Director, Miguel Cocco.

The event, moderated by Andres Navia, AMA Director, had the valuable presence and kind welcoming words of José Miguel Insulza, OAS Secretary General; Pedro Vergés, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the Organization of American States
(OAS) and Fernando Fernández, Dominican Republic’s Customs Office Director. Mr. Insulza noted the historic and relevant relationship between the OAS and the Dominican Republic, specially emphasizing the cultural heritage contribution of this nation to the region.

Other special guests who attended the event were Ligia Reid, Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the United States, Minerva González viuda de Cocco, among others high-level
officials, diplomats and members of the Dominican diaspora living in Washington, D.C.

As part of GFDD’s institutional mission to promote Dominican culture in the United States, the Foundation celebrates this display of 30 artworks showcasing the consistency, quality, and diversity of Dominican art.

The exhibition will be open to the public until February 1, 2015.

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