Members of the MICA community are internationally recognized among the Most dynamic artists In the world. In fact, more than 60 MICA faculty members and alumni have been commissioned by the U.S. Department of State’s Arts in Embassies program, which was inaugurated to enhance U.S. public diplomacy through cross-cultural dialogue centered around the visual arts and artist exchange.
One of those artists is alumnus Jeffrey Koons ’76 (general fine arts), who is known for his unique blend of conceptual art with popular culture. Koons, who collaborated with Art in Embassies at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as part of an exchange program, was one of five artists awarded the U.S. Department of State’s first ever Medal of Arts for their outstanding commitment to international cultural exchange through the Art in Embassies program.
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