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Montreal Gazette Theaster Gates

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will welcome internationally renowned American artist Theaster Gates on May 12th as the second speaker in the 2016 Contemporary Conversations series.

El Pais – A Muse for two artists – Time

El Pais: Babelia – A Muse for two artists: Time.  Photographer Catherine Opie and painter Philip Taaffe, whose pieces hang in the most prestigious U.S. institutions, talk about their way of working and about the role of art in society. Rut de las Heras Bretin – There is a slice of America in the heart […]

Town&Country – State Craft

A group of iconoclastic African-American artists are getting their work on walls around the world - and access to an international audience of millions. The radical patron behind it all? The U.S. State Department. Usually the term art world is a grandiose touch, a misnomer that really means, depending on the circumstances, famous artists and […]

Ottawa Citizen – Kiki Smith, Wide Awake and making art

Ottawa Citizen – When I phone Kiki Smith in New York City she is asleep and misses the call, which makes my opening question — do you ever sleep? — either prescient or unnecessary. Like so much with Smith’s work, it’s open to interpretation. The question is inspired by Smith’s output. The 62-year-old artist, who […]
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Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait News Agency – The US Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Douglas Silliman has recently hosted an art exhibition at his residence in the US embassy, showcasing a various collection of artworks by contemporary American artists to the Kuwaiti public. The event, which took place Tuesday evening as part of the US Department of State’s Art […]
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Financial Times – When an embassy becomes an art gallery

Financial Times – Dignitaries visiting the new US embassy in Nine Elms, south London, which is due for completion in late 2016, will encounter a commanding, site-specific work that is America incarnate. Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford’s work, “The Constitution”, will span 32 canvases and cover the embassy atrium. This gargantuan, patriotic piece will incorporate […]

The Forecaster.net – Portland artist’s work going into diplomatic service in Azerbaijan

Forecaster.net – Receiving an email asking for personal belongings to be sent to Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, is unusual. But last October that’s exactly what happened to Rush Brown, a local artist and retired teacher. As it turns out, Brown has a fan living in Baku: Robert Cekuta, U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan. “This […]
Athena Magcase-Lopez, Weaver in a Cave, 2007, Oil on canvas, Courtesy of the artist, Morris Plains, New Jersey

GMA News Online – Ambassador Goldberg invites Filipinos to join US Embassy art contest

GMA News Online – US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg gave an online tour of his official residence in Manila in a video posted by the US Embassy on Tuesday. In the video, Goldberg talked about the artworks on the residence’s walls, saying that as a fun part of his or her job, every US Ambassador […]

PDAmericas: Promoting Native American Culture

PDAmericas – Arts in Embassies: Promoting Native American Culture – Hopi-Tewa artist Dan Namingha travelled to Chile to carry out a three day program and officially launch the Arts in Embassies catalogue. Dan Namingha has been showing professionally as an artist for over 40 years. His works reflect respect for his ancestry, his homeland, and […]
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UMSL Daily – Art professor collaborates with IAIA artists, attends vice president’s reception

UMSL Daily – As a printmaker, Jeff Sippel’s work has been seen all over, but even he never dreamed he’d have the honor of working with artists from around the world and meeting the vice president of the United States. Sippel, professor of art and art history at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, was selected this […]

Alaska Public Media – Juneau artist Crystal Worl honored at VP Biden’s house

UMSL Daily – As a printmaker, Jeff Sippel’s work has been seen all over, but even he never dreamed he’d have the honor of working with artists from around the world and meeting the vice president of the United States. Sippel, professor of art and art history at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, was selected this […]
Stephen Wilkes, Presidential Inauguration, Day to Night, 2013, Archival Digital Type-C print on Acrylic [Edition #4/30], Courtesy of the artist, Westport, Connecticut

Newswire.ca – Art in Embassies Contemporary Conversations: Stephen Wilkes

Newswire.ca – The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and the U.S. Embassy Ottawa, will welcome renowned American artist Stephen Wilkes for the fourth lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series on November 19. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) brings internationally recognized American artists to Canada […]

U.S. Embassy Ankara – From Your Perspective

U.S. Embassy Ankara – Sence/From Your Perspective is about you – it is about what you see and what you experience.  For all of us,  how we see the world around us begins with where we stand, our past experiences, our perceptions, our interpretations, and our beliefs.   With this exhibition through a variety of mediums, […]
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Indian Country Today Media Network – Art in Embassies, Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Biden Honor 5 Native Artists

Indian Country Today Media Network – Art in Embassies, Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Biden Honor 5 Native Artists at the VP’s Home – Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, honored five Native American and Alaskan Native artists last night in a reception at their home in Washington DC. In […]

The Botswana Gazette – Americans workshop with Thapong artists

The Botswana Gazette – This past week, Thapong artists were treated to a four day workshop which was organized by the Art in Embassies Program. Curator of Cultural Programs at the Art in Embassies for the US Department of State, Welmoed Laanstra explained that “cross cultural exchange is important to us. The last exchange we […]
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All Africa – Okavango Artists learn from American Experts

All Africa – Maun — Okavango Artists Association (OAA) members have received training on abstract art expressions from three American experts at Nhabe museum in Maun recently. In an interview, the OAA chairperson, Ompatile Sebuelo said they requested professional artists from USA through the American Embassy to impart skills to their members. Sebuelo noted that […]

RISD EDU – Art in Embassies Morocco Mission Accomplished

RISD EDU – Nearly four years ago, sculptor Jim Drain 98 SC worked with an interdisciplinary group of students over Winter session to create a site-specific work for the new US embassy then under construction in Rabat, Morocco. Board of Trustees Vice Chair Lisa Pevaroff-Cohn 83 TX (above right) supported the Art in Embassies: Morocco […]
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All Africa – Botswana: U.S. Embassy to Support Upcoming Artists

All Africa – Botswana artists are set to benefit from an Art in Embassies cultural exchange that will be hosted by the United States of America Embassy in collaboration with Thapong Visual Arts Centre. Speaking in an interview, coordinator of Thapong Visual Arts Centre, Reginald Bakwena said the first cultural exchange will be held in […]

artnet – U.S. Ambassador to Spain’s Blue Chip Art Collection

artnet – US Ambassador to Spain James Costos and his partner Michael S. Smith, an interior designer, have opened up their Madrid residence for a public viewing of their world class art collection, according to El Pais. Costos and Smith moved to the residence in 2013, and were one of the first same-sex couples to […]
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