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Featured Artists

  • Amy EllingsonAmy EllingsonVIEW

    Amy Ellingson's paintings have been shown in solo exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Santa Monica. Notable group exhibitions include Bay Area Now 3, a triennial survey at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Matter & Matrix at Scripps College in Claremont, CA; and N...
  • Katsumi HayakawaKatsumi HayakawaVIEW

    1970 Born in Tochigi Pre., Japan Work and live in New York EDUCATION 1998 Received MFA from School of Visual Arts New York 1992 Received BFA from Nihon University College of Arts, Tokyo ...
  • Joyce ScottJoyce ScottVIEW

    Joyce J. Scott, one of the most significant artists living and working in Baltimore today, was born in Baltimore and still lives in the Baltimore neighborhood where she was raised. Sculptor, jeweler, printmaker, installation artist, performance artist, and educator, Joyce J. Scott draws from influen...
  • Branislav NikolicBranislav NikolicVIEW

    Branislav Nikolic is an artist and curator working in the media of painting, sculpture, installation and photography. Born in 1970 in Šabac (Serbia) to an artistic family, Branislav has been dealing for many years with a social dimension of the sculpture as a medium in public space. Very often he ac...

Art in Embassies and U.S. Embassy Ottawa Partner with National Gallery of Canada on Contemporary Conversations Series

The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) and U.S. Embassy Ottawa are pleased to announce the launch of the Contemporary Conversations series. This new partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will feature a series of artist lectures and community outreach events, in conjunction with the newly opened art exhibition at the Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, the Honorable Bruce A. Heyman. The exhibition features eight noted artists: Nick Cave, Chuck Close, Hung Liu, Eric Fischl, Theaster Gates, Alex Katz, Marie Watt, and Stephen Wilkes. - read more>
February 9, 2015

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>

February 8, 2015

Art of Healing - Saluting the Heroes - Moosa Badar Al Balushi's face lit up when Greta C Holtz, US ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, congratulated the visually challenged sculptor for displaying two of his excellent works at the 'Art & Healing' show at the Ambassador's residence.

"Thank you for inviting me for the exhibition. It is a great honour," Moosa, who became the cynosure of all eyes during the evening thanks to his porcelain works of Arabian Oryx and Omani Rose Water Sprinkler, immediately returned the compliments with a broad smile. Safiya Al Bahlani, who carved a niche for herself in digital art despite being born without arms, and Rua Ahmed Al Farazi, a decorative - read more>

December 25, 2014

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