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National Gallery of Canada Magazine – Art in Embassies Presents Contemporary Conversations Lecture Series with Eric Fischl

National Gallery of Canada Magazine – Art in Embassies presents the Contemporary Conversations Lecture Series featuring Eric Fischl – The third in the Art in Embassies, U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the National Gallery of Canada public dialogues will feature internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor Eric Fischl. Hailed as one of the most influential figurative […]

Bangor Daily News – Appleton artist’s ‘Library’ reaches international audience

Bangor Daily News- Appleton artist’s ‘Library’ reaches international audience – Artist Abbie Read of Appleton didn’t know what to make of the email that appeared in her inbox in spring 2014. “It said something like, ‘Hello, I’m with the Art in Embassies program and I’d like to talk with you about sending one of your […]
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Arizona Journal – Petrified Forest Inspires Painter

Arizona Journal – Northland Pioneer College students enjoyed the latest installation of Petrified Forest National Park’s Artist-In-Residence program, hosted Tuesday at the school’s Little Colorado Campus in Winslow. Petrified Forest Ranger Kip Woolford and NPC 2-D Art Professor Peterson Yazzie welcomed and presented the artist to 12 students beginning their second week of Yazzie’s Fine […]

Washington Post – His parents wanted him to run the farm, but he had other ideas

Washington Post – Joseph Vodlan remembers the moment — about 70 years ago — that he became an artist. He was 5 or so years old, and playing with figurines made from pine bark at his family’s home in Slovenia. World War II was in progress, but this summer morning was calm. As he was […]
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IIP.gov U.S. Embassy in Sudan Unveils New Art Exhibition

IIP.gov – Ever since the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, unveiled its collection of 40 original artworks on June 24, embassy visitors have been enjoying an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures, photographs and fiber works by Sudanese and American artists that explore such themes as ritual, identity, symbolism and spirituality. These works, assembled by curator […]

Celebrating Artists with Disabilities

Art in Embassies Accepts Quilt from former U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and VSA Tennessee – Art in Embassies is pleased to announce its acceptance of the 40 Days Around The World Quilt, a unique work of art generously donated to the Department of State by former U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith on behalf of […]
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NGC Online – Contemporary Conversations Event Featuring Artist Nick Cave

NGC Online – Art in Embassies and U.S. Embassy Ottawa Partner with National Gallery of Canada on Contemporary Conversations Event Featuring Artist Nick Cave – The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) and U.S. Embassy Ottawa are pleased to announce the next event in the Contemporary Conversations series of public lectures by […]

WIBW.com – Mulvane Art Museum Loans 6 Paintings To U.S. Embassy in Moscow

WIBW.com – The Mulvane Art Museum was recently contacted by the Art in Embassies program of the U. S. State Department to lend several large paintings to the American Embassy in Moscow. The current ambassador to Russia, John F. Tefft, is originally from Wisconsin, and he requested landscape paintings that depicted the Midwest and the […]
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Boston Globe – Ambreen Butt demonstrates art of diplomacy

Boston Globe – Ambreen Butt demonstrates art of diplomacy. Ambreen Butt has always made political art. Early in her career, the Pakistani-born artist now based in the Boston area investigated the tug of two cultures in mixed-media paintings and drawings. These led Butt to make larger pieces, often painstakingly crafted from many tiny parts, exploring […]

W Magazine – Diplomatic Dash

W Magazine – Ambassador James Costos and his partner, White House decorator Michael Smith, are zhushing up the U.S. Embassy in Madrid with visionary art – The decorator Michael Smith is an excitable kind of guy, and as he walks around the residence at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid pointing out some of the artworks […]
The Ties that Bind

The Ties That Bind

Art in Embassies in Ottawa: The Ties that Bind. When Vicki Heyman and her husband, U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, want to get away for a few days, they head to Montreal to shop, eat and relax. “We’ve gone on our own, taken our friends and have been in Montreal on business. I just […]

The Art Newspaper-Idris’s Diplomatic Art

The Art Newspaper – the Birmingham born artist Idris Khan is in demand: Art in Embassies, the public art programme founded by the US government which places works in US consulates worldwide, has commissioned a new work by the ubiquitous London based wunderkind. The piece, a stamp painting incorporating English text and Arabic calligraphy, is […]
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American artists fêted in Madrid

Artists honored at the AIE exhibition in Madrid – White House interior designer Michael S. Smith and his partner, US Ambassador to Spain James Costos, opened their newly decorated Madrid residence to visiting American art heavyweights last week. The dinner honored Studio Museum in Harlem director Thelma Golden, Glenn Ligon and Chicago-based Theaster Gates, visiting […]

Art That Crosses Borders

Art That Crosses Borders – Bringing together different cultures under one roof is something art museums do well. They know how to hang an ancient Indian watercolour beside a Canadian photograph, or place works by a French Impressionist, a Russian, an Italian and a Dutchman in the same room. So it seems perfectly fitting that […]

Financial Times – Matthew Barzun, US ambassador to the UK, on informal diplomacy

Financial Times – The US ambassador is excited about the new structure that sits in full view of the entrance to Winfield House, the illustrious residence he occupies amid a sizeable chunk of Regent’s Park in London. “This is a transatlantic skate ramp,” he says, designating the two ledges as the US and the UK […]

Kehinde Wiley Commissioned US Embassy in the Dominican Republic

L.A.-born, New York-based contemporary portraitist Kehinde Wiley is everywhere. His career-spanning survey at the Brooklyn Museum opens February 20, and the U.S. State Department awarded him the Medal of Arts in January. Now, the State Department’s Art in Embassies program has commissioned him to create a portrait of Santo Domingo students for the new U.S. […]
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Glenn Ligon, Theaster Gates and Thelma Golden at Reina Sofia

Conversations: Theaster Gates, Glenn Ligon in dialogue with Thelma Golden

Reina Sofia hosts first AIE Madrid Conversations series – This activity gets a new series of dialogues and lectures termed conversations under way. The conversations complement the encounters and seminars, but also differ from these programs through an approach that does not centre on the specific research conducted by the Museo, instead aiming to open […]

Call for artists – Art in Embassies Bern

Call for Artworks: Art in Embassies: The Intersection between Art, Science, Technology and the Environment – The U.S. Embassy Bern, in cooperation with the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, announced the opening of a competition for Swiss artists on the theme of the intersection between art, science, technology and the environment. The selected works will […]
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Contemporary Conversations Series

Art in Embassies and U.S. Embassy Ottawa Partner with National Gallery of Canada on Contemporary Conversations Series The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) and U.S. Embassy Ottawa are pleased to announce the launch of the Contemporary Conversations series. This new partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will feature a […]

Secretary Kerry Awards the 2014 U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts

Secretary Kerry awards the 2014 U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts – Secretary of State John Kerry awarded the second U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts during a luncheon ceremony on January 21, 2015, in the Department’s Benjamin Franklin Room. The Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is proud to […]
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