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RISD Morocco project students and Jim Drain

Boston Globe – New Art for New Embassy – RISD creates art for U.S. Embassy Morocco

Boston Globe – 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 the premiere arts school in […]

The U.S. Department of State Commemorates Art in Embassies 50th Anniversary

The U.S. Department of State Commemorates Art in Embassies 50th Anniversary – The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) proudly celebrates 50 years of facilitating the Department of State’s public diplomacy through the power of the visual arts. The AIE 50th anniversary features programming, events, and performances, including celebrations on […]

High Volume – Nick Cave

Nick Cave is into fabulous. Take the black marks that scar the floor of his 3,500-square-foot loft in Chicago. “Fabulous,” he says. Or the haunting portrait by the English artist John Kirby that Cave found at an art fair. “Isn’t it fabulous?” So is the porcupine-needle vestment from Cameroon that serves as a dividing screen […]

Fort Collins Artist Gets State Department Commission

Sleeping with Anemones – Fused glass triptych “Sleeping with Anemones” by Fort Collins artist Mary Barron is her whimsical depiction of life on the sea floor. It was selected by the U.S. Department of State as the basis of a new work to include cichlids, a type of fish found in Lake Tanganyika, on the […]
Fort Collins Artist Gets State Department Commission
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Emirati Artists Encouraged by Exhibition

Abu Dhabi: A dynamic group of emerging Emirati artists, alongside American counterparts, have been featured in an exhibition of contemporary art in the Emirates at US ambassador Michael Corbin’s residence. Nine leading Emirati and American artists, who either live in or have strong creative ties to the UAE, displayed their work at the exhibition, entitled […]

Reed College Magazine – Geoffrey Pagen – Ambassador of Art

Reed College Magazine – The art of Geoffrey Pagen, director of Reed College’s ceramic program, will grace the exterior of the new U.S. embassy in Bujumbura, the capital city of Burundi. Pagen has previously exhibited his work in Nouakchott, Mauritania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of the State Department’s Art in Embassies […]
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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are – Batman might have a hard time recognizing the kaleidoscopic suit that he inspired artist Nick Cave to make; for one thing, there are spinning globes instead of a cape. “When Batman hits someone, there are all these words and images that explode,” explains Cave, 53, whose lair is in […]

Ambassador Krol hosts AIE reception

Art is a language that requires no translation. On June 15, Ambassador Krol hosted a reception at the Ambassadorial Residence to showcase American artwork displayed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s ART in Embassies program. This program gives American ambassadors the opportunity to select works contributed by American artists, illustrating a theme […]
Arturo Almeida, Barrio Baroque, 2010

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USTA.edu – A photograph by Arturo Infante Almeida, art specialist and curator of the UTSA Art Collection, is part of a permanent exhibition of works by 38 American artists in the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico. The photo (above), “Barrio Baroque,” was selected by the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies (AIE) program. “I’m […]

Painting that could cure diseases

Painting that could cure diseases – At 6.15pm on a drizzly Monday, dozens of people are queuing in front of Tate Modern in London. Above, the rainclouds are swelling to a brooding, luminous pewter not dissimilar from the shade used by Brice Marden for his early monochrome paintings. Exhibited in mid-1960s New York, they set […]
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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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