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  • DJIBOUTI 2014
  • ASTANA 2015
  • DILI 2015

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  • John GarrettJohn GarrettVIEW

    John Garrett has been working with the application of textile technologies and imagery to various materials, has been pushing the boundaries of traditional fiber art and textiles for the past twenty-five years. Currently a full-time studio artist in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Garrett taught for many y...
  • Paulette TavorminaPaulette TavorminaVIEW

    Paulette Tavormina lives and works in New York City. Amidst the bustle that defines the city, she can often be found at one of the city’s many farmers markets searching for the perfectly imperfect flora that characterize her photographs. Her arrangements often recall the sumptuous detail of seventee...
  • George HoGeorge HoVIEW

    George Ho was born in Taiwan in 1968 and educated in the United States since the age of 11. He received his B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University and pursued further studies in painting and sculpture at the New York Studio School in New York City. He maintained a paintin...
  • Mary Lee BendolphMary Lee BendolphVIEW

    Gee’s Bend is a small rural community nestled into a curve in the Alabama River southwest of Selma, Alabama. Founded in antebellum times, it was the site of cotton plantations, primarily the lands of Joseph Gee and his relative Mark Pettway, who bought the Gee estate in 1850. After the Civil War, th...


Art in Embassies and TATE Modern are pleased to announce the next lecturer in the American Artist Lecture Series. Glenn Ligon will be the sixth speaker in the American Artist Lecture Series, a partnership between Art in Embassies, Tate Modern and US Embassy London. One of America’s leading contemporary artists, he is perhaps best known for his now landmark series of paintings in which texts are written in black against white backgrounds. Ligon continues to explore subjects of race, language, desire, sexuality, and identity in his work while crossing borders of media from painting, drawing, print, photography, film or sculptural installations to his iconic neon reliefs. Throughout his career, - read more>

March 27, 2015

Artists honored at the AIE exhibition in Madrid - White House interior designer Michael S. Smith and his partner, US Ambassador to Spain James Costos, opened their newly decorated Madrid residence to visiting American art heavyweights last week. The dinner honored Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden, Glenn Ligon and Chicago-based Theaster Gates, visiting as part of the Art in Embassies cultural exchange program. Toasting the visitors were collectors and curators including Carmen Giménez, MoMA trustee Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, billionaire Juan Abelló and Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza. The artists were honored again the following night at Harper’s Bazaar Spain’s relaunch for - read more>

February 24, 2015

Art That Crosses Borders - Bringing together different cultures under one roof is something art museums do well. They know how to hang an ancient Indian watercolour beside a Canadian photograph, or place works by a French Impressionist, a Russian, an Italian and a Dutchman in the same room.

So it seems perfectly fitting that the National Gallery would partner with the diplomatic community — the Art in Embassies program and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa — to present a series of lectures by American artists. The Contemporary Conversations series premieres on Thursday, February 26 at the Gallery, with a talk by multidisciplinary artist Marie Watt, of Seneca and Scottish-German heritage, whose work explores - read more>

February 24, 2015

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