TATE Modern

AIE and TATE Artist Lecture Series

American Artist Lecture Series Inauguration – The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is pleased to announce the AIE American Artist Lecture Series at the Tate Modern-London, in a unique collaboration with Embassy London. In celebration of AIE’s 50th anniversary, the three-year-long program will feature six noted American artists. Brice Marden, internationally […]

AIE announces new collaboration

American Artist Lecture Series Inauguration – The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is pleased to announce the AIE American Artist Lecture Series at the Tate Modern-London, in a unique collaboration with Embassy London. In Brice Marden’s early work brought together the painterly quality of abstract expressionism with the intellectual rigours of […]
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 […]

Sharon Cosgrove heading to Astana

Though Wilkes University associate professor of art Sharon Cosgrove speaks neither Kazakh nor Russian, the two primary languages of Kazakhstan, she said that when she travels there at the end of the month, she doesn’t expect the language barrier to be much of a problem. As part of the U.S. Department of State’s ART in […]
Sharon Cosgrove teaching at Kostanay Orphanage
Local residents learn about Tunisian Collaborative Painting

Sharing the Artful Impulse

Stonington – Inside the La Grua Center Friday afternoon, art became a truly cooperative process. Five individuals worked together in silence on a single, enormous canvas. One woman dabbed orange onto her brush. Another slid a line of yellow onto the work. Once the participants added something, they tended to step back and appraise where […]

Rhode Island School of Design creates US embassy art

RI School of Design creates US embassy art Students at the Rhode Island School of Design are getting a crash course in international diplomacy as they work with a professional sculptor on artwork for a new U.S. Embassy in Morocco. The collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s ART in Embassies program is a first for […]
Tori Greising in Gaborone

US Embassy brings fabric artist to Thrapong

One of Botswana’s finest art galleries, Thapong Visual Art Medium this week welcomed Victoria ‘Tori’ Greising, an American artist who will be working with local artists and residents in creating a three -dimensional fabric sculpture. This is part of the Art in Embassies Programme which the American government has been running since 1963 although this […]

US Ambassador hosts art exhibition

RIYADH: US Ambassador to Riyadh James B. Smith and his wife Dr. Janet Breslin-Smith hosted on Sunday night at their Riyadh residence the “ART in Embassies” exhibition dubbed “Connecting Families,” which was attended by media and both Saudi and American artists. The US ambassador’s residence is named after the USS Quincy, the battleship on which […]
Jim Drain teaching at RISD

RISD and AIE partner with Jim Drain

Rhode Island School of Design Partners with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of ART in Embassies Visiting artist Jim Drain (RISD BFA 98/Sculpture) is leading Art in Embassies: Morocco, a Wintersession 2012 studio course at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), as the first phase of a multiyear partnership between RISD and the U.S. […]

Contemporary Practices Art Journal – Beyond The Frame

Contemporary Practices Art Journal – Beyond The Frame – Contemporary Art in the Emirates – “Art in Embassies” program – United States of America, Ambassador’s residence in Abu Dhabi. Interview with the Honorable Michael Corbin, Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Arab Emirates, conducted by Omar Donia in January 2012. Since […]
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Washington Times – Using art for diplomacy: A vibrant State Department program reaches 50

Washington Times – The Chinese may be wary of America’s global intentions, but they certainly like our art. Since earlier this year, when works by American artists were installed in the new U.S. Embassy compound in Beijing, there is an ever-lengthening waiting list to join the weekly tours. The visitors gaze at the vast ceramic […]

Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes

If you’ve served abroad, Uncle Sam wants your photographs. The Defense Department wants donated photos from current and former service members who have served overseas for use in a recognition exhibition planned in conjunction with the State Department, according to a DoD press release. The department is looking for photos that depict life as a […]
Matt Moulthrop, Honey Locust, Wood, Courtesy of the artist, Marietta, Georgia

Moulthrop Family on PBS

Matt and Philip Moulthrop, current and previously lenders to the ART in Embassies program are now being featured in a video produced on PBS about the history of their family as an craft art family of woodturners (PBS Series Craft in America, Episode VII Family). the video can be seen for free on PBS through […]

Embassy Sarajevo opens AIE shows

Ambassador and Mrs. Moon hosted representatives of the BiH art community October 25 at their residence to celebrate ART in Embassies program exhibits at the Ambassador’s Residence and New Embassy Compound in Sarajevo. Ambassador Moon told guests “Promoting the arts and connecting people through the visual arts advances freedom of expression and invites an exchange […]
Chris Doyle, Social Structure II, 2012, Mixed Media

U.S. Embassy Gives Art Center Stage

On September 30, the U.S. Ambassador, Robert P. Jackson and his wife, Babette Jackson celebrated the importance of artistic expression and the cultural similarities between both countries in an Art in Embassies exhibition. The Ambassador and his wife opened their home to over 120 members of the arts community and the Diplomatic corps for a […]

Art out of Junk

In consumer societies, where everything is disposable the minute it breaks down or a new model comes out, there is an art movement that finds beauty in objects that most people would consider useless. That movement is called ‘found art sculpture’ and last week a group of Omani artists were introduced to it at a […]
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When Life Becomes Art

When Life Becomes Art

Excerpt from news story featuring Pedro Reyes, an artist featured in the new Tijuana Consulate in Mexico. “…It represents efforts by more than 100 artists to expand definitions of art and change social conditions by inventive, nontraditional means. Low, temporary walls of stacked concrete blocks and gray metal shelving units divide the space, creating an […]

Maggie Michael at Bucharest Embassy

WASHINGTON, DC.- G Fine Art begins its 10th anniversary season with There is No Rising or Setting Sun, new paintings and works on paper by Maggie Michael. An opening reception will be held Saturday, September 10, 6-8PM, and the exhibition will run through October 15, 2011. Michael’s fourth solo exhibition features a group of works […]
Maggie Michael at Bucharest Embassy
Gundega Strautmane, Untitled works from Braille series, Pins, thread

United States Inaugurates New Embassy Compound in Riga

The New Embassy Compound, located in the Sampeteris-Pleskodale neighborhood of Pardagauva, was designed to create a gateway to the United States that combines an appropriate balance of cordiality and security…The embassy showcases a permanent art collection celebrating the exchange of artistic expression between the United States and Latvia through forty-five works by American, Latvian, and […]

Art in Embassies exhibition opens in Wellington

We are delighted to welcome you to the ART in Embassies 2011 Wellington exhibition, Encountering Place. Because the exhibition is mounted in the public rooms of the Embassy Residence, we have the pleasure of seeing the works numerous times each day. And still the exhibition provokes the same broad smile it did a month ago, […]
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