Ambassador and Dr. Ricciardone on May 26 unveiled an exhibition of American art work loaned to the Embassy as part of the U.S. Department of State’s “Art in Embassies Program.” Ambassador Ricciardone describes his favorite piece in the collection.
Sally Mansfield, curator with the United States Department of State’s ART in Embassies Program, has chosen an artwork by David Feinberg, University of Minnesota Department of Art associate professor, for display at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The artwork, “Life is Struggle,” was made through Feinberg’s “Voice to Vision” collaborative studio […]
This video is a tour of U.S. Ambassador Luis Arreaga’s “Art in Embassies” Reykjavik collection. Collection curator Bob Soppelsa, Senior Curator for the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State, is the tour guide for this video.
Although falling snow can be beautiful, a sudden snowstorm brought Stockholm to a standstill on February 11, 2011. This development didn’t hinder the opening of American artist Chris Doyle’s new projection piece, ‘Underglow’ at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence. This large-scale video animation, a glowing three dimensional light sculpture, reflects both past and future worlds in […]
A collaboration between Art in Embassies, Embassy Stockholm and artwithoutwalls, Ambassador Barzun arranged for artist Chris Doyle to bring one of his video installation pieces to the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Stockholm for the month of March, as a gift to the Swedish people during the “dark season”
IIP.gov – Washington — When a young American named Peter Steinhauer traveled to Vietnam in 1993, he never imagined his trip would ignite a passion that would shape his destiny. Today, Steinhauer is a successful Hong Kong-based fine-art photographer who works throughout Asia, creating images that explore Asian culture. His work is displayed in museums […]
American ceramic artist Ramon Camarillo visited Bangladesh November 6-14. His skills and refining techniques in the art of raku and pit-fired vessels are unique. In this video he demonstrates his raku firing technique.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]