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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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Clinton Courier – Local Painter Uses Art to Bring Awareness to Environmental Issues

Clinton Courier – Jenna North, an artist currently living in Utica, used the Maldives ecosystem as a theme for her works currently on display at the Kirkland Art Center’s “Telluric” exhibition. An adult Oriental Sweetlips fish flutters along a vibrant coral reef in the Indian Ocean, just below the island nation of The Republic of […]

SPAN Magazine – Art as Ambassador

SPAN Magazine – Art as Ambassador – Five decades strong, the Art in Embassies program builds bridges within communities around the world. For Virginia Shore, international diplomacy is about more than treaties and trade agreements, speeches and summits. Rather, when it comes to building bridges between nations, paintings, drawings and sculptures are her tools of […]

The Diplomatist – The Power of Art

The Diplomatist – THE POWER OF ART: CELEBRATING THE 2014 DEPARTMENT OF STATE MEDAL OF ARTS WINNERS – “There are many ways to trumpet the virtues of an open society, but none as subtle, as compelling, or as elegant as well-chosen art.” Sec. Kerry January 21, 2015 Last week the Department of State awarded the […]

Washington Post – Seven artists awarded State Department Medal of Arts for cultural diplomacy

Washington Post – Seven artists awarded State Department Medal of Arts for cultural diplomacy – Architect Maya Lin and portraitist Kehinde Wiley are among the seven artists to be honored with the 2014 Department of State Medal of Arts for their efforts to promote cultural understanding through art. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will […]
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Ocean & Martin

Ocean & Martin – US State Department Announces Recipients of Medal of Arts for 2015 – Huge congrats to artists Sam Gilliam, Xu Bing, Mark Bradford, Maya Lin, Julie Mehretu, Pedro Reyes, and Kehinde Wiley who have all been awarded the US State Department Medal of Arts. Each has been chosen for his or her […]

Tadias Magazine – Julie Mehretu Awarded 2015 Medal of Arts by U.S. State Department

Tadias Magazine – The U.S. Department of State has named Ethiopian American artist Julie Mehretu as a recipient of its 2015 Medal of Arts in recognition of her internationally acclaimed work and her impact in promoting cultural diplomacy. Julie is one of seven artists who is receiving the recognition for her “outstanding commitment and contributions […]

artnet – Mark Bradford will receive the US State Department Medal of Arts

Artist Mark Bradford will receive the US State Department Medal of Arts, Hauser & Wirth gallery has announced, following news yesterday that Kehinde Wiley will win the award. (See John Kerry Will Present the State Department Medal of Arts to Kehinde Wiley.) Born in Los Angeles in 1961, Bradford “transforms materials scavenged from the street […]

artnet – Kehinde Wiley will receive the US State Department Medal of Arts

artnet – Kehinde Wiley will receive the US State Department Medal of Arts, in honor of his “substantive commitment to the US State Department’s cultural diplomacy outreach through the visual arts,” the artist’s gallery, Los Angeles’s Roberts & Tilton, announced. Known primarily for his large scale paintings of young African Americans, depicted in the style […]
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Art of Healing – Saluting the Heroes

Art of Healing – Saluting the Heroes – Moosa Badar Al Balushi’s face lit up when Greta C Holtz, US ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, congratulated the visually challenged sculptor for displaying two of his excellent works at the ‘Art & Healing’ show at the Ambassador’s residence. “Thank you for inviting me for the […]

Collaborative Engraving Project With Jenny Holzer

The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is pleased to announce its partnership with distinguished American artist Jenny Holzer on a collaborative sculptural project to be featured at the new U.S. Embassy in London, scheduled to open in 2017.
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Highlands Today – SFSC curator’s artwork to be displayed in West Africa

Highlands Today – The artwork of Mollie Doctrow, curator of South Florida State College’s Museum of Florida Art and Culture, will soon be seen by people in the Republic of Niger in West Africa as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program. Four of Doctrow’s woodcuts will be part of an […]

Luxe. Chief Curator Virginia Shore

“There’s always a way to transcend boundaries in the art world,” says Virginia Shore, deputy director and chief curator for Art in Embassies in Washington, D.C. “The key is figuring out how.” Launched in 1953 by The Museum of Modern Art, the program, which places works in United States embassies, consulates and annexes across the […]
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Working Man collective members Tom Ashcraft and Peter Winant with Alice and Maud and their quilts

A New Monrovian Story

A New Monrovian Story – Story is a three-part artwork created by Workingman Collective members Tom Ashcraft and Peter Winant over the course of two years. At its core, the commission considers the relationship of play, learning and building community across generations, linking the United States Embassy and the greater Liberian Community In May of […]

Tadias Magazine – – American Artist Lecture: Julie Mehretu at Tate Modern in London

Tadias Magazine – Ethiopian born American painter Julie Mehretu is featured in the upcoming fifth American Artist Lecture Series at the Tate Modern in London on September 22, 2014. “This series seeks to bring the greatest living modern and contemporary American artists to the UK.” The program is a partnership between Art in Embassies, Tate […]
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Global Platform for African American Voices

Global Platform for African American Voices – The paintings and drawings of two African American artists, Houston-based Robert Pruitt and Sanford Biggers, are currently showcased at the American embassy in South Africa through the Art in Embassies program. Pruitt and Biggers, along with two other South African artists, were handpicked for this prestigious opportunity. The […]

Pretoria U.S. Embassy – U.S. Embassy Pretoria – The Art in Embassies Program Brings South African and U.S. Artists Together

Pretoria U.S. Embassy – On June 5, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard welcomed a delegation of American and South African artists to Cape Town to engage with local communities through the medium of art. The trip was sponsored by the State Department’s Art in Embassies program in order to bring the arts alive for local […]
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The Art Newspaper – US Ambassador turns London home into space for contemporary art

The Art Newspaper – The new US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Matthew Barzun, and his wife hosted a reception at their official home in London yesterday to unveil a display of works of contemporary art by US and British artists in the grand rooms of Winfield House. The installation of works by American artists, […]

Thai NEWS

Thai NEWS – US Ambassador to Laos Daniel A Clune, and wife Judy Clune, welcomed Lao artists, government officials, and members of the diplomatic community to their residence on May 13 to officially open the US Art in Embassies (AIE) weaving exhibition at the ambassador’s residence in Vientiane, according to Lao News Agency. The exhibition […]
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