Art in Embassies is pleased to present an innovative partnership with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, DC. This collaboration creates a new public artist lecture series, featuring internationally renowned contemporary artists. Featured speakers in the series have included Diana Al-Hadid, Jose Pardo, Pat Steir, Nick Cave, Imram Qureshi, Vik Muniz, Idris Khan, and the Haas brothers. Tickets to the lectures are free to the public and available through the Hirshhorn Museum’s website.
On February 2, 2022, Art in Embassies and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden were pleased to bring artist Derrick Adams and Rhea L. Combs, Director of Curatorial Affairs for the National Portrait Gallery, together to discuss Derrick’s work for the US Embassy Nouakchott in addition to his creative practice.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Art in Embassies were pleased to bring artist Jorge Pardo together with artist Rafael Domenech to virtually discuss Pardo’s recent paintings and projects in addition to his proposal for the U.S. Consulate in Merida, Mexico, a project he is designing in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Art in Embassies were pleased to bring innovative contemporary artists Nikolai and Simon Haas to Washington for an artist talk. They were joined in conversation with Carter Foster, Deputy Director at the Blanton Museum of Art. Nikolai and Simon discussed their original practice as well as the desires and impulses that push their work beyond the traditional realms of art and design.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden partnered with Art in Embassies to bring renowned contemporary artist Idris Khan to Washington for an artist talk. Khan was joined in conversation by notable author and sociologist Sarah Thornton to dive into his distinguished career and the inspiration for his culturally and politically charged works.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden partnered with the Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil, to bring renowned Brazilian contemporary artist Vik Muniz to Washington for a “Meet the Artist” lecture Wednesday, May 31, in conversation with Sarah Thornton, bestselling author of Seven Days in the Art World (2008).
As the inaugural “Meet the Artists” partnership between Art in Embassies and the Hirshhorn Museum, Nick Cave, Imran Qureshi, and Pat Steir joined art critic and journalist Deborah Solomon on January 11, 2017 for a discussion on their commitment to cultural diplomacy through the visual arts and international cultural exchange.