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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.

William and Steven Ladd – Asunción Paraguay

William and Steven Ladd's artwork for the new U.S. Embassy in Asunción is inspired by shared memories and translates them into vibrant, mesmerizing sculptures and works on paper.

Art in London Embassy overview video

Explore the artists and the artworks in the permanent collection of Art in Embassies, London, England.

Medal of Arts 2023 Ceremony Video

This video shows the five recipients of the 2023 International Medal of Arts awards — presented by the State Department’s Art in Embassies program. Tony Abeyta, a Diné contemporary artist from a family of Navajo artists; Sheila Hicks, who has painted in Chile and documented archeological sites throughout South America; Robert Pruitt, who paints life-sized […]

Art in Embassies Windhoek – meet the artists

Explore some of the artists and the artwork in the new permanent collection of Art in Embassies, Windhoek, Namibia

Democracy Collection with Ambassador Taylor

An interview with Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, speaking about her Art in Embassies exhibition, the Democracy Collection and the power of art and diversity.

Democracy Collection with Ambassador Levine

An interview with U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Randi Charno Levine, speaking about her Art in Embassies exhibition, the Democracy Collection and the power of art and diversity.

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.

Voice of America – Democracy Exhibition Comes to Washington

Voice of America - Democracy Exhibition Comes to Washington

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.

John Grade for U.S. Embassy Guatemala

Artist John Grade discusses the roles of a Guatemalan botanist, two historic trees, and a studio in Seattle in “Espejo,” a suspended sculpture in the U.S. Embassy, Guatemala City.

Fusion of Art, Cultures and Diplomacy

Connections between the natural environment of our country and the North American infrastructure are those established in the new building complex of the United States embassy in Paraguay, soon to be inaugurated. The complex brings together elements of nature, culture and art from our countries.