Tour of the Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms – December 2019

For fifty years, the art of diplomacy has thrived in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms against a stunning backdrop of American art and architecture from the time of our country’s founding and of its formative years. This historically evocative suite contains a museum-caliber collection of American fine and decorative art from the period of 1750-1825. In these State Rooms, the United States signs treaties, conducts summit negotiations, hosts swearing-in ceremonies, facilitates trade agreements, and promotes peace.