Dr. Mark Sublette, a recognized art collector and American author, will be the guest of honor at a reception on Saturday, January 24, to kick off the Native American art exhibit at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Chile Michael Hammer. The Ambassador’s art collection is part of the State Department’s Art in Embassies Program and will be on display at his residence during his term in Chile.
Dr. J. Mark Sublette is a former physician and the founder of Medicine Man Gallery in Tuscon, Arizona. Dr. Sublette is the author of numerous catalogs on Native American subjects and is an authority on the artwork of Maynard Dixon. He is also the author of the Charles Bloom Murder Mystery series.
In Santiago, Dr. Sublette will also give a presentation on the art of the Native American Indians.
The Art in Embassies Program was established in 1964 by President John F. Kennedy and his wife. President Kennedy had the goal of promoting the cultural identity of America’s art and artists throughout the world. Thousands of individual artists, galleries, and museums in the United States have loaned artwork for display in U.S. embassy residences worldwide.
The collection displayed in Chile is comprised of fourteen works of art, including canvases, screen prints, photographs, vases, textiles, and multimedia.