This video delves into the connections and inspiration for the U.S. embassy art collection in Swaziland. Focusing on interviews with local and American artists, it explores the cultural connections and research which led to the Art in Embassies permanent exhibition at the embassy.
Mari Gardner traveled to Mbabane, Swaziland from November 8 to November 22, 2008. During her trip she worked with local orphanages and not-for-profit organizations such as the AIDS Support Center to expose as many different sectors of society to her art as her visit would allow. Her visit particularly benefited the women and children of […]
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 […]