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Inaugural Exhibition 2017 Coast Guard Art Collection
Upper Gallery, July 16, 2017 - July 28, 2017
1-6PM Mon-Friday, 1-5PM Saturday-Sunday.
Thursday, July 20th the exhibition will close at 5pm.
Join us Tuesday, July 25th at 6:30pm for the true story of an historic Coast Guard rescue in “The Perfect Storm” presented by ship crew member Nelson Simon.
The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) makes use of fine art to educate diverse audiences about the Coast Guard.
Today, more than ever, the service addresses an abundance of challenges as it works to maintain the nation’s security at home and abroad and execute its 11 statutory missions such as search and rescue, defense readiness and drug and illegal migrant interdiction. COGAP art provides visual testimony to the unique contribution the service makes to the nation in its multifaceted roles as a military, humanitarian and law enforcement organization.
Art from the program is exhibited at museums around the country. It is also displayed in offices of members of Congress, Cabinet secretaries, senior government officials and other military services and Coast Guard locations nationwide.
Coast Guard artists—a talented cadre of professional artists—donate their work to the program. Today, the collection comprises some 2,000 works showing the missions performed by the service’s force of 40,400 active duty members.
The Coast Guard Art Program has been sponsored by the Salmagundi Club since the program’s inception in 1981.
To learn more about COGAP, please visit: www.uscg.mil/art
Image pictured is the 2016 George Gray Award winner, "Guardians of the Sea" by Robert Semler