2023 Exchange

Paul Chaat Smith

In March 2023, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s Paul Chaat Smith visited New Zealand on an Art in Embassies artist exchange as part of the Democracy Collection initiative. Across five days, three cities, and two islands, he spoke to a variety of groups about the contemporary landscape of Indigenous art in the United...
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Zoë Charlton

In March 2023 as part of the Democracy Collection initiative, American artist Zoë Charlton traveled to Vilnius, Lithuania, where she spent five days on an artist exchange conducting outreach with the U.S. Embassy.
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Regina Bain

In the 1950s and 1960s, the State Department sent a number of musicians, including Louis Armstrong, on international tours of American goodwill across the Middle East and North Africa, earning them the nickname Jazz Ambassadors. In February 2023, Art in Embassies sent Regina Bain from the Louis Armstrong House Museum to Manama, Bahrain, to conduct...
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Susan Gott and Derwin Leiva

In January 2023, Susan Gott and Derwin Leiva – two Art in Embassies artists – traveled to Guatemala City, Guatemala, as part of the first Democracy Collection Initiative Artist Exchange. Over several days of programming, they met and talked with local students and artists creating in a variety of media to lead master classes, have...
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