Art in Embassies exhibition opens in Wellington

We are delighted to welcome you to the ART in Embassies 2011 Wellington exhibition, Encountering Place. Because the exhibition is mounted in the public rooms of the Embassy Residence, we have the pleasure of seeing the works numerous times each day. And still the exhibition provokes the same broad smile it did a month ago, […]

U.S. Ambassador to Ankara art walk through 2011

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.
Roger Thomas, Autumn Riot, 2010, Kiln formed glass and metals, Courtesy of the artist, Portland, Oregon

David Feinberg in Kinshasa

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 […]

Art in Embassies Tour 2011 – Reykjavik residence

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.
Dale Chihuly, Palazzo Ducale Tower, 1996, Glass, Courtesy of the artist, Seattle, Washington; Photography Michael JN Bowles

Dale Chihuly – Palazzo Ducale Tower

Dale Chihuly installation video of Palazzo Ducale Tower – Holy See 2010

Underglow 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 […]
Underglow by Chris Doyle

A different kind of light Embassy Stockholm installation Video

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” – Visions of Vietnam: A Photographer’s Journey – 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 […]

Ramon Camarillo – Raku Firing

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.

Maya Asante installation in Antananarivo

Artist Maya Asante installing her artwork in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Maya Asante installing her work in the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.
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, […]

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.
Nasreen Haroon, Palisade Palms III, 2006, Oil on canvas, Courtesy of the artist, Los Angeles, California
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