The Rooms

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The Diplomatic Reception Rooms have served as the gracious setting for many of our country’s most significant diplomatic achievements. Characterized by their rare beauty, classical balance, and quiet dignity, these State Rooms convey a vivid sense of the American spirit.

The Entrance Hall

The Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room

The Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room

The John Quincy Adams State Drawing Room

The Dolley Madison Powder Room

The Edward Vason Jones Memorial Hall

The Gallery

The Henry Clay State Dining Room

The James Madison State Dining Room

The James Monroe State Reception Room

The Martha Washington Ladies Lounge

The Passageway

The Secretaries of State Terrace

The Entrance Hall
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The Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room
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The Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room
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The John Quincy Adams State Drawing Room
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The Dolley Madison Powder Room
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The Edward Vason Jones Memorial Hall
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The Gallery
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The Henry Clay State Dining Room
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The James Madison State Dining Room
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The James Monroe State Reception Room
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The Martha Washington Ladies Lounge
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The Passageway
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The Secretaries of State Terrace
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Collection

The Art of Diplomacy
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms are home to an unparalleled collection of fine and decorative art from the time of our country’s founding and formative years — all gifts of American citizens to our nation. These objects come together to form a reflection of our cultural heritage that is proudly shared by the American people as their ambassador to the world.
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Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders
Within these Rooms are lessons from our history that guide today’s leaders and empower the next generation. Our object-based learning resources and professional development opportunities bring classroom subjects to life, teach the skill of diplomacy, and inspire students and educators to become civically engaged in their classrooms, communities, and world.

Articles

Museum Perspectives

 In Museum Perspectives, The Office of Fine Arts shares their work, initiatives, research, and discoveries as custodians of one of the great American collections.

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History | Featured

Making Our Mark: Establishing a New Logo for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms

 |  November 05, 2021
The Office of Fine Arts is pleased to introduce the new logo of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms – a richly storied symbol sourced from the heart of the State Rooms that captures their history, beauty, mission, and meaning.
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Materials Spotlight: Porcelain

 | March 4, 2021

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Patriotic Porcelain
The Diplomatic Reception Rooms are home to one of the finest collections of porcelain objects produced for the American market. Made in China, France, England, and America, these objects reflect the fervent patriotism of the new nation, and commemorate its founders, milestones, and achievements.
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Our History

Mr. Conger’s Vision
When the Diplomatic Reception Rooms first opened, the modern spaces were sparsely appointed with government-issued furniture and accessories, and little other decor. Shortly thereafter, Deputy Chief of Protocol Clement Conger embarked on the Americana Project with the singular vision of transforming these State Rooms into period settings that showcase the best of American fine and decorative arts.
The Americana Project