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Voice of America – Kenyan Carver Elkana Ong’esa to Unveil New Work at US Embassy in Nairobi

Voice of America – Kenyan soapstone carver Elkana Ong’esa has earned an international reputation for his carvings. His sculptures adorn the entrances of the United Nations building in New York and UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. Now a new work will be unveiled soon at the United States’ embassy in Nairobi, inspired by Kenya’s recent post-election […]
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Professor to create large photographic work for African embassy

The U.S. State Department has commissioned associate art professor Elliot Anderson to create a large-scale photographic work for a new embassy in Zambia, Africa. The piece will be the central artwork for the embassy and will consist of a large diptych on lightboxes, with images of Niagara and Victoria Falls. “It is similar to my […]
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Betty Woodman art installation in Beijing

Betty Woodman installs her pieces in the new US Embassy in Beijing.
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Art in Embassies preview with Ambassador Tuttle in London

Ambassador Tuttle’s Art in Embassies exhibition, a tour of Winfield House.
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Employing Art Along With Ambassadors

Dorothea Rockburne, a thin, elfin woman in oversized blue sneakers, was 40 feet up, inspecting the tippy top of a huge canvas that hangs on the southern wall of the Queens Museum of Art. With one hand she grasped the orange railing of a scissor lift, creaking and swaying like a battered ferry on a […]
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Linda Touby in Kuwait

American Artist Abroad participant, Linda Touby, is interviewed by Good Morning Kuwait while on a programming and outreach trip for Art in Embassies.
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John Domont during a workshop in Thailand

John Domont in Thailand

John Domont’s visit to Thailand on behalf of Art in Embassies was marked by his outreach into Thai society. He lectured, taught and demonstrated throughout the country for ten days from November 17, 2008 to November 26, 2008 at seven universities as well as an Islamic high school. He also held workshops for disabled adults, […]
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Nasreen Haroon in Algiers

Art in Embassies cultural exchange participant, Nasreen Haroon, participates in a creative mural exercise while on a programming and outreach trip for Art in Embassies.
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Nasreen Haroon, Palisade Palms III, 2006, Oil on canvas, Courtesy of the artist, Los Angeles, California
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Mildred Howard in Rabat, Morocco

While in Morocco at the behest of the ART in Embassies Program, American artist Mildred Howard shared her artistic expertise in a slide lecture entitled “Art and the Found Object” with groups of students in Casablanca at the School of Fine Arts as well as Tetouan. Howard also shared her knowledge of contemporary African American […]
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Ambassador Nuland to Brussels NATO – 21st Century Women AIE exhibition

Ambassador Nuland to Brussels NATO shares artwork from Art in Embassies.  Her theme for the exhibition was 21st century women in the arts.
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Art as Diplomacy 21st Century Challenges Conference 2004

Art as Diplomacy in the 21st Century. Art in Embassies’ 40th anniversary celebration features opening remarks by AIE Director Anne Johnson, Director of the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations General Charles Williams, and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
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Art in Embassies 40th Anniversary Reception Opening Remarks May 2004

Art as Diplomacy in the 21st Century. Art in Embassies’ 40th anniversary celebration features opening remarks by AIE Director Anne Johnson, Director of the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations General Charles Williams, and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
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Michelle Torrez in Sofia, Bulgaria

Michelle Torrez, a participant in the cultural exchange program with Art in Embassies, went to Sofia, Bulgaria in February of 2003. This is an interview on the morning BTV show “This Morning” of her and the program.
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Johnny Johnson in Benin

AIE Exchange Artist, Johnny Johnson traveled to Benin in October of 2002. This is a television newscast describing his visit and the program in Benin. It is a French newscast.
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Johnny Johnson on cultural exchange in Cotonou, Benin
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