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The Art of Diplomacy in Jamaica

The Art of Diplomacy (from the Jamaican Observer) – US Ambassador to Jamaica Pamela Bridgewater soon after she had arrived in the island, at an art exhibition at the now shuttered Mutual Gallery, where she had been a habituĂ©e when she was first posted here in the 1980s as a labour attachĂ© at a time […]

AIE Artist named MacArthur Fellow

Art in Embassies congratulates Carrie Mae Weems for her recent award as a MacArthur Fellow! AIE artist Carrie Mae Weems is a photographer and video installation artist examining the complex and contradictory legacy of African American identity, class, and culture in the United States. Her intimate depictions of children, adults, and families in simple settings […]
Johnny Johnson painting

Sharing art and friendship in Jamaica

If there’s a better art and goodwill ambassador from Fredericksburg than Johnny Johnson, it’s news to me. That’s why I was interested to learn that the longtime artist, educator and force for good in the community recently had a special reception and display of his work in Kingston, Jamaica. The art exhibition of some two […]

Employing Art Along With Ambassadors

Dorothea Rockburne, a thin, elfin woman in oversized blue sneakers, was 40 feet up, inspecting the tippy top of a huge canvas that hangs on the southern wall of the Queens Museum of Art. With one hand she grasped the orange railing of a scissor lift, creaking and swaying like a battered ferry on a […]