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Cindy Shih’s cross-cultural creations

This Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist has been dedicatedly creating “climate hope,” engaging thousands of people across the globe through different art forms, highlighting the intersection of climate, racial, gender, and economic injustice.

US artist paints for inclusion

Painter David Lenz, who makes art for social inclusion, was recently in Luxembourg through the Department of State's office of Art in Embassies.

Storytelling with Sharis: Artivist Monica Jahan Bose creates climate hope

This Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist has been dedicatedly creating “climate hope,” engaging thousands of people across the globe through different art forms, highlighting the intersection of climate, racial, gender, and economic injustice.

A display of American contemporary art

The United States (US) Embassy in Brunei Darussalam hosted an Art in Embassies (AIE) Exhibition at the US ambassador’s residence in Jalan Tungku recently. The exhibition, themed ‘Oceans and Coastlines We Share’, featured American contemporary art and highlighted the ocean’s role in culture and sustainability.

Art in Embassies Announces Creative Growth Collection

Art in Embassies Announces Creative Growth Collection - Art in Embassies announces the establishment of the Creative Growth Collection, comprised of 89 artworks created by artists from the Creative Growth Art Center, all of whom have developmental disabilities.

The Art World Opens Up to an Underrepresented Group

Museums and collectors are showing interest in works by developmentally and intellectually challenged artists, many of whom were nurtured in a vibrant Oakland, Calif., center.

Art in Embassies Announces Clarice Smith Collection

Art in Embassies Announces Clarice Smith Collection - The first collection, The Clarice Smith Collection, comprises 72 artworks by Washington, D.C.-based artist Clarice Smith. These pieces encompass portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes rendered in oil, pastel, and watercolor. They will immediately become available for exhibit in U.S. embassies and Ambassadors’ residences under long-term loan agreements.

Ambassador to the world: Santa Fe artist Tony Abeyta honored by State Department

On 13 September, the Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies gave its Medal of Arts awards to artists Tony Abeyta, Sheila Hicks, Robert Pruitt, Hank Willis Thomas and Suling Wang. The medals were presented by First Lady Jill Biden at the White House.

Artists Including Sheila Hicks And Hank Willis Thomas Receive Us State Department’s Medal Of Arts

On 13 September, the Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies gave its Medal of Arts awards to artists Tony Abeyta, Sheila Hicks, Robert Pruitt, Hank Willis Thomas and Suling Wang. The medals were presented by First Lady Jill Biden at the White House.

Democracy Day at the Smithsonian: Art and Democracy in American History

Democracy Day at the Smithsonian: Art and Democracy in American History

White House honors International Medal of Arts award winners

First lady Jill Biden presented this year's 60th International Medal of Arts awards at a White House ceremony Wednesday night to five artists who have promoted cultural diplomacy around the world.

Press Release Office of Art in Embassies Launches New Events in Celebration of 60th Anniversary

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) continues to commemorate its 60th anniversary through a series of upcoming events as part of the office’s Democracy Collection programming.

Taiwanese artist receives U.S. Medal of Arts award

Taiwanese artist Wang Su-ling (王淑鈴) was awarded the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts award at a White House ceremony on Sept. 13, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said in a Facebook post yesterday.

First Lady to Bestow State Department Medal of Arts

On September 13, the U.S Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies will honor Tony Abeyta, Sheila Hicks, Robert Pruitt, Hank Willis Thomas, and Suling Wang with the 2023 U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will present the medals at a White House ceremony.
THE PEOPLE, 2023 Light projection Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC Text: Abraham Lincoln’s Lost Speech by Henry Clay Whitney, 1897. © 2023 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Photo: Filip Wolak

Jenny Holzer to project quotes about democracy in DC to celebrate Art in Embassies anniversary

The artist Jenny Holzer will project famous quotes about democracy, spoken by historical figures from Aristotle to Martin Luther King Jr., on the facades of the Hirshhorn Museum and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. Titled THE PEOPLE, the project will launch at 6:30pm on 17 September and run for five days […]

Press Release Office of Art in Embassies Art in Embassies and Jenny Holzer Present THE PEOPLE

Welcome to the house of the American people for the opening of the Art in Embassies exhibition. We have invited you here to discuss the beautiful pieces that are on display in this home, but first, I have a surprise for you...
THE PEOPLE, 2023 Light projection Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC Text: “For Rajaji” by Mohandas Gandhi, from Harijan, May 31, 1942. © 2023 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Photo: Filip Wolak

Art in Embassies Artist Exchange to Kazakhstan

Angel Rafael “Ralph” Vázquez-Concepción, a visual artist and independent curator visited Kazakhstan as part of the U.S. State Department’s Art in Embassies program.

An exhibition brings together American artists in Geneva on the theme of democracy

An exhibition brings together American artists in Geneva on the theme of democracy

High School senior triumphs in contest through Art in Embassies

Berlin High School senior triumphs in contest through Art in Embassies
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