50th Anniversary Sections

THEARC Open House

Washington’s THEARC (Town Hall Education, Arts Recreation Campus) hosted its 7th Annual Community Open House with special guest, renowned visual artist and dancer, Nick Cave, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:30 – 7:30pm. In partnership with Art in Embassies (AIE), U.S. Department of State, celebrating its 50th anniversary, this event featured a special Artist Exchange...
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Cai Guo-Qiang Pyrotechnic Event

Sackler Gallery and Arts in Embassies Presented Artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Explosion Event” Nov. 30, 2012 Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang staged one of his remarkable “explosion events,” a thrilling combination of pyrotechnics, artistry and optical illusion in four dimensions Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The event was presented by the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Art...
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Rhode Island School of Design: Jim Drain

The Art in Embassies: Morocco course is a partnership between RISD and the U.S. Department of State’s office of ART in Embassies (AIE). This collaborative project has been designed to promote cross-cultural exchange, and to recognize and nurture the talents of the next generation of professional artists. Renowned artist Jim Drain is working cooperatively on...
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Serving Abroad Through Their Eyes: Department of Defense

In 2012, The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense recognized the 50th anniversary of the Office of Art in Embassies, through Serving Abroad...Through Their Eyes, a collaborative photography project.
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Wilson Center Medal of Arts Conversation

On November 29, 2012, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Art in Embassies (AIE), U.S. Department of State, joined with the Aspen Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to present a conversation with the five recipients of the Medal of Arts, awarded by...
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Condé Nast Traveler Global Visionaries

In honor of Art in Embassies 50th Anniversary and Condé Nast Traveler’s 25th anniversary, noted Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander and acclaimed fabric and mosaic artist Nick Cave have designed two special globes. Both artists have collaborated with AIE on multiple projects in the past, including the U.S. Embassy in Karachi and Port-au-Prince. The globes by...
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