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Ambassador Mark Brzezinski’s Remarks at AIE Opening Reception

Welcome to the house of the American people for the opening of the Art in Embassies exhibition. We have invited you here to discuss the beautiful pieces that are on display in this home, but first, I have a surprise for you...

Berea artist’s work to grace a U.S. embassy

Berea artist’s work to grace a U.S. embassy. When City resident Augusto Bordelois received an email a month or so ago, bearing a U.S. Department of State label...

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe member Jessica Leigh Gokey

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe member Jessica Leigh Gokey will be on exhibit at the United States Embassy in the Vatican in Rome, Italy.

AIE Chisinau adds local artist to upcoming exhibition

"I still feel like I’m off the radar. I still function as an underground artist. To be included was an enormous honor.”

Artist has painting selected for display at US embassy in Canada

“I’ve always felt incredibly honored to help represent our country with art...Some of my favorite historical painters, like Thom Thomson, were Canadians, so this is a special honor.”

In the world of Arts – Baku

In the world of arts: report from evening at residence of US Ambassador to Azerbaijan - U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Earle Litzenberger has hosted a reception at his residence to showcase the examples of American fine art presented under the U.S. State Department's 'Art in Embassies' program (AIE)

US Envoy Hosts Kuwaiti Creatives

US Ambassador to Kuwait Alina L Romanowski hosted diplomats and a broad range of Kuwaitis at her residence on Monday for an Art in Embassies reception.

From the Wyoming Valley to Africa with Pride

Arthur Miller photographer is described as “a semi-impressionistic view of Frances Slocum State Park, Luzerne County, PA, titled ‘Ducks In A Row” was selected for the Art in Embassies exhibition in Ouagadougou.
ABOVE: Workers prepare Arthur Miller’s artwork for shipment to a U.S. Embassy in Africa. RIGHT: Miller shows one of his works selected for display in the official residence of Sandra E. Clark, the U.S. ambassador to Burkina Fasou in West Africa.

Art in Embassies Registry

Ask not what your art can do for you, but what your art can do for your country –

A Whirling Porcelain Coral Reef Draws Attention to the Cost of Climate Change

The latest installation by ceramicist and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison is Confluence (Our Changing Seas V), a porcelain coral arrangement produced for the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Artist Lecture Series with Idris Khan

Art in Embassies will partner with The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on May 31, 2018, to bring renowned contemporary artist Idris Khan to Washington DC for an artist talk.

Stephen Wilkes’ Day to Night photograph documents historic Canada Day 2017

On Canada Day, 2017, while thousands waited in lineups in the pelting rain for a spot on Parliament Hill, someone was watching from a fourth floor window across Wellington Street.

Stephen Wilkes has merged a Canada Day morning for a new Contemporary Conversation

“It had all the elements that I look for when I create these pictures. I love the grandeur of the architecture, I love having the sense of humanity in the foreground and that all these things would be going on during the day and into the night and then the fireworks at the end was […]

British envoy calls for cordial bilateral ties

Islamabad-The British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew CMG Tuesday said that the youth will decide Pakistan’s future. Speaking at a ceremony to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pak-UK relations, the envoy said, “It will be up to the people who are here today – the future leaders – who will decide which direction Pakistan heads in […]

Vermont Artist Wolf Kahn wins U.S. State Department Honor

Vermont artist Wolf Kahn has reaped many awards in a life as colorful as his work, but the 89-year-old just traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive his first medal. “It’s big and heavy, with a blue ribbon you can put around your neck,” he says. “I thought I was getting the Medal of Freedom the […]

Deputy Secretary Blinken To Award the 2017 Medal of Arts

Deputy Secretary Blinken To Award the 2017 U.S. Department of State International Medal of Arts Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will present contemporary artists Nick Cave, Jenny Holzer, Wolf Kahn, Imran Qureshi, Pat Steir, and Rachel Whiteread with the U.S. Department of State International Medal of Arts at the biennial ceremony at 4:00 p.m. […]

Meet the Artists at the Hirshhorn

As part of a “Meet the Artists” panel, Nick Cave, Imran Qureshi, and Pat Steir will join art critic and journalist Deborah Solomon for an enlightening discussion on their commitment to cultural diplomacy through the visual arts and international cultural exchange. Cave, Qureshi and Steir are three recipients of the 2017 International Medal of Arts, […]

Rachel Whiteread will be honored with an International Medal of Arts

The U.S. Department of State will honor contemporary artists Nick Cave, Jenny Holzer, Wolf Kahn, Imran Qureshi, Pat Steir, and Rachel Whiteread with the International Medal of Arts at the biennial ceremony on January 12 in Washington, D.C. The International Medal of Arts is awarded to artists who demonstrate an enduring commitment to the Art […]

U.S. State Dept’s International Medal of Arts awarded to Imran Qureshi

U.S. State Dept’s International Medal of Arts awarded to Imran Qureshi (Siena Art Institute 2016 Fall Project Fellow) U.S. State Dept’s International Medal of Arts awarded to Imran Qureshi (Siena Art Institute 2016 Fall Project Fellow) – We’re very proud to share the news that Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, 2016 Fall Project Fellow at the […]

Hirshhorn Museum Announces New Partnership with Art in Embassies

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, DC, announced an innovative new venture with the US Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies, which promotes public diplomacy through the visual arts. The new collaboration will allow for both institutions to arrange international exhibitions, extended loans, artist residencies and programming. “Throughout the past 50 […]
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