ART in Embassies: Dusti Goes to Africa

Amanda Winstead Fine Art
Nov 30, 2017 9:01PM

Amanda Winstead Fine Art and the Dusti Bongé Art Foundation (DBAF) are pleased to announce a painting from the DBAF’s collection has been selected for loan to the U.S. Department of State’s “ART in Embassies” program in Africa.  Ambassador Dean Pittman of Mississippi is the new U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique and has worked with the curator of the ART in Embassies program to organize an art exhibition for display in the U.S. Embassy residence in Maputo, Mozambique.

The ART in Embassies program was founded in 1963 with the mission of creating exhibitions of original art for display in the public rooms of U.S. diplomatic residences worldwide.  The residences serve as centers for official state functions, and each exhibition becomes a part of the ambassador’s cultural mission.  It is apropos that a painting by Dusti Bongé was selected for the ambassador’s residence in Mozambique.  She visited the country twice during her travels around the world, first during the early 1960s.

Dusti Bongé (1903-1993) is Mississippi’s most important Abstract Expressionist painter.  Amanda Winstead Fine Art is the exclusive agent of the DBAF and has a comprehensive selection of works from all periods of Bongé’s career available.  We invite your inquiry.

Dusti Bongé (1903-1993)
Untitled (Black, Blue and White Composition), 
1958, oil on canvas, 44 x 28 in. 
Copyright The Dusti Bongé Art Foundation.

Amanda Winstead Fine Art