Art in Embassies entered a four-year partnership with Bennington College to create an outdoor commission for the new U.S Embassy in Oslo, Norway, starting in 2014. Installed and dedicated in the fall of 2018, the project highlights our ties to this changing ecosystem and seeks to encourage dialogue through our common bonds, concerns, and successes.
Follow the journey of this Art in Embassies project from the artist’s studio in Mojave desert, to a foundry deep in Mexico City, to its final home at the US Consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Portal was conceived in the United States and constructed and installed in Mexico, following the artist’s own move from Joshua […]
Mickalene Thomas was commissioned to create an exterior mural for the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, starting in 2014. This video chronicles her research in Senegal and interactions with local artists in Dakar who collaborated on the mural project.
“It had all the elements that I look for when I create these pictures. I love the grandeur of the architecture, I love having the sense of humanity in the foreground and that all these things would be going on during the day and into the night and then the fireworks at the end was […]
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.
Joined in conversation by notable author and sociologist Sarah Thornton, Vik Muniz will dive into his distinguished career for this Meet the Artist program, presented in partnership between U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, best known for creating what he terms […]