El Pais – A Muse for two artists – Time

El Pais: Babelia – A Muse for two artists: Time.  Photographer Catherine Opie and painter Philip Taaffe, whose pieces hang in the most prestigious U.S. institutions, talk about their way of working and about the role of art in society. Rut de las Heras Bretin – There is a slice of America in the heart […]
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Town&Country – State Craft

A group of iconoclastic African-American artists are getting their work on walls around the world - and access to an international audience of millions. The radical patron behind it all? The U.S. State Department. Usually the term art world is a grandiose touch, a misnomer that really means, depending on the circumstances, famous artists and […]
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Kiki Smith

Ottawa Citizen – Kiki Smith, Wide Awake and making art

Ottawa Citizen – When I phone Kiki Smith in New York City she is asleep and misses the call, which makes my opening question — do you ever sleep? — either prescient or unnecessary. Like so much with Smith’s work, it’s open to interpretation. The question is inspired by Smith’s output. The 62-year-old artist, who […]
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Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait News Agency – The US Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Douglas Silliman has recently hosted an art exhibition at his residence in the US embassy, showcasing a various collection of artworks by contemporary American artists to the Kuwaiti public. The event, which took place Tuesday evening as part of the US Department of State’s Art […]
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Spencer Finch at TATE Modern American Artist Lecture Series

American Artist Lecture Series: Spencer Finch at TATE Modern

Artist Spencer Finch, whose Moonlight window installation is currently on display through 2016 at Winfield House, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence London, was the fourth speaker in the American Artist Lecture Series, a partnership between Art in Embassies (AIE), Tate Modern and US Embassy London. This partnership welcomes audiences of young artists and scholars in a […]
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American Artist Lecture Series: Maya Lin at TATE Modern

Maya Lin’s acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works, and memorials. She virtually redefined the idea of monument with her very first work, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, and since then has gone on to pursue a remarkable career in both art and architecture, while still being committed to the exploration of […]
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AIE Conversation Series – Monica Stroik

Artist Monica Stroik sat down with Art in Embassies staff to talk about her artwork and influences on her piece in the Ankara exhibition 2015. Produced in conjunction with Art in Embassies’ exhibition in Ankara at the official residence of U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, John R. Bass
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AIE Conversation Series – W.C. Richardson

Artist W.C. Richardson sat down with Art in Embassies staff to talk about his artwork and influences on his piece in the Ankara exhibition 2015. Produced in conjunction with Art in Embassies’ exhibition in Ankara at the official residence of U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, John R. Bass
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Cheryl Pope – Santo Domingo

Cheryl Pope explains the influences and construction of her work “Untitled” which is on display permanent in the U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo.
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Villa Taverna Opening with AIE Director Ellen Susman Video

Ellen Susman speaking in Rome at the opening of Art in Embassies’ exhibition at Villa Taverna, the official residence of U.S. Ambassador to Italy, John R. Phillips.
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Mari Gardner Mbabane

Mari Gardner – Unheard Voices – Mbabane, Swaziland Video

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 […]
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AIE Taipei 2011 Video

Television interview with AIT director William Stanton.
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Julie Wolfe in Quito, Ecuador

The designer and artist Julie Wolfe visited Ecuador from September 19-27, 2011. During her tour she had the opportunity to share her knowledge and methodologies with artisans in the Ecuadorian Amazon. A group of 15 women participated in a workshop to improve their designs and techniques of jewelry for sale to tourists. This event was […]
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Transformations stencil of a bird

Art in Embassies Cape Town Video

‘Transformations’ was a cross cultural Artist Exchange program, sponsored by Art in Embassies (AIE) and U.S. Embassy, South Africa, with the goal to engage U.S. artists and South African artists with local communities through the medium of art. Participants in this three-day outreach series, which took place in different townships and cities within South Africa, […]
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Bonnie Dolin – Moldova TV AIE Cultural Exchange

Bonnie Dolin traveled to Chisinau, Moldova between November 12-20, 2004 for a week of cultural diplomacy outreach and local artist workshops.
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William Watson Hines speaks in Ethiopia Video

William Watson Hinds describes the works he lent to an AIE exhibition in Addis Ababa.
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Vicky Huddleston on Art in Embassies – Havana, Cuba

Vicki Huddleston, Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana from 1999-2002.
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Financial Times – When an embassy becomes an art gallery

Financial Times – Dignitaries visiting the new US embassy in Nine Elms, south London, which is due for completion in late 2016, will encounter a commanding, site-specific work that is America incarnate. Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford’s work, “The Constitution”, will span 32 canvases and cover the embassy atrium. This gargantuan, patriotic piece will incorporate […]
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