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Arely Morales

In October 2023, artist Arely Morales traveled from her home in Texas to Guanajuato, Mexico, to attend the Festival Internacional Cervantino as a representative of U.S. Embassy Mexico. Festival Cervantino is the largest cultural festival in Latin America celebrating art, heritage, and sports, and this year the United States was a guest of honor. The...
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Monica Jahan Bose

In early 2024, American artist Monica Jahan Bose traveled to Bangladesh for a series of cultural diplomacy programs through the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka. Her outreach helped the Embassy there connect with the people of Bangladesh through artist talks, hands-on workshops, and one-on-one conversations centered around topics of climate change, gender, and social justice.
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Beatriz Vasquez

In September 2023, Mexican American artist Beatriz Vasquez traveled to Maseru, Lesotho, on an Art in Embassies Democracy Collection artist exchange where she engaged in cultural diplomacy with audiences across the country. As part of the Embassy’s recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, she shared artwork inspired by papel picado, a form of traditional Mexican...
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Tim Davis and Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre

In June 2023, artists Tim Davis and Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre traveled to Malawi to participate in an Art in Embassies Democracy Collection artist exchange. Their visit took them from Zomba to Lilongwe and culminated with the Embassy’s Juneteenth celebrations. They met with artists, students, faculty, civil rights activists, and a host of other audiences as...
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Ángel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción

In August 2023, American artist Ángel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción traveled to Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan, to participate in an Art in Embassies Democracy Collection Artist Exchange in conjunction with the recognition of the UN Day Against Nuclear Testing. Much of Vázquez-Concepción’s art is rooted in the history of atomic culture and nuclear technology in the United...
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