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  • Ranjani ShettarRanjani ShettarVIEW

    Ranjani Shettar is an artist born in 1977 in Bangalore, India where she presently lives and works. In 1998, she received her Bachelors in Sculpture and in 2000, Masters in Sculpture from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. Shettar creates sculptural installations that combine elements of natu...
  • Julio LarrazJulio LarrazVIEW

    Julio Larraz was born in Havana, Cuba, on 12 March 1944. The son of a newspaper publisher, he began to draw at a very early age. In 1961 his parents moved to Miami, Florida, taking the whole family with them. In 1962 they moved to Washington, D.C., and in 1964 to New York City, where Larraz lived fo...
  • Alene DavisAlene DavisVIEW

    “In my work I strive to capture the elemental magic in the characteristics of light, textures, colors, and forms in the world around us. Still images allow us to pause the continuous rolling of time and focus our attention on just one thing, seeing more clearly in that frozen moment the beauty tha...
  • Odili OditaOdili OditaVIEW

    Born in 1966 in Enugu, Nigeria, Odita has lived in the United States virtually all his life. Besides being an artist, he is also a critic who has written for publications such as Flash Art and NKA, and a professor who teaches painting at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. He i...


Art in Embassies Accepts Quilt from former U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and VSA Tennessee - Art in Embassies is pleased to announce its acceptance of the 40 Days Around The World Quilt, a unique work of art generously donated to the Department of State by former U.S. Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith on behalf of VSA Tennessee (a state affiliate of VSA, The International Organization on Arts, Education and Disability). The quilt patches together a collection of colorful squares submitted by VSA affiliate artists from 36 different states and 39 countries. Serving as a reminder of the creative accomplishments and abilities of all people, it will be displayed at U.S. diplomatic facilities around - read more>

July 14, 2015

Art in Embassies and U.S. Embassy Ottawa Partner with National Gallery of Canada on Contemporary Conversations Event Featuring Artist Nick Cave - The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) and U.S. Embassy Ottawa are pleased to announce the next event in the Contemporary Conversations series of public lectures by renowned American artists at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), in conjunction with the exhibition of their work at the Residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, the Honorable Bruce A. Heyman. The next event on May 28, 2015 will feature artist Nick Cave in conversation with NGC Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Jonathan Shaughnessy, with opening remarks by AIE - read more>

May 22, 2015

Diplomatic Dash W Magazine

Ambassador James Costos and his partner, White House decorator Michael Smith, are zhushing up the U.S. Embassy in Madrid with visionary art -
The decorator Michael Smith is an excitable kind of guy, and as he walks around the residence at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid pointing out some of the artworks and objects he’s installed here since moving in two years ago with his partner, Ambassador James Costos, he finds no shortage of opportunities to use the word “amazing.” In the entrance hall are Roy Lichtenstein’s Mirror (1970) and Robert Rauschenberg’s Bilbao Scraps (1997), both on loan through the Department of State’s Art in Embassies program... - Full story at W Magazine -

April 27, 2015

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