Secretary Kerry awards the 2014 U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts -
Secretary of State John Kerry awarded the second U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts during a luncheon ceremony on January 21, 2015, in the Department’s Benjamin Franklin Room.
The Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is proud to announce that the distinguished recipients are Xu Bing, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Maya Lin, Julie Mehretu, Pedro Reyes, and Kehinde Wiley.
These seven artists were honored for their outstanding commitment and contributions to the AIE program and international cultural exchange.
Art in Embassies was initiated by the Museum of Modern Art in 1953, and formalized as part of the - read more>