Art in Embassies exhibitions engage local audiences in a cross-cultural exchange of ideas. The works of art invite audiences to explore a new point of view and respond in-kind. U.S. embassies organize events and host artists to offer local audiences access to original works of art produced by contemporary artists. Since 2002, Art in Embassies has sent over 60 U.S. artists as cultural envoys to local communities. Their participation in lectures, workshops, collaborative art projects, public events and media interviews have made it possible to establish relationships and discover common interests and concerns.