On November 29, five of the world’s most recognized artists-Cai Guo-Qiang, Jeff Koons, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems-gathered to discuss art and diplomacy. This public event followed an open house with students from The Washington Ballet, The Corcoran ArtReach, the Levine School of Music, and the Washington of artist Nick Cave at THEARC the previous day.
The “Talk Back” at THEARC, kicked off the Washington-based components of the Department of State’s Art in Embassies (AIE) 50th anniversary year-long programming. AIE seeks to spread the works of artists to U.S. missions across the globe, an initiative aimed at fostering cross-cultural public diplomacy through art.
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