The Diplomatist – THE POWER OF ART: CELEBRATING THE 2014 DEPARTMENT OF STATE MEDAL OF ARTS WINNERS – “There are many ways to trumpet the virtues of an open society, but none as subtle, as compelling, or as elegant as well-chosen art.” Sec. Kerry January 21, 2015
Last week the Department of State awarded the Medal of Arts to 7 visual artists for their contributions to increasing global understanding through their work. All of the artists are active contributors to the Art in Embassies program which began back in 1963 and helps bring contemporary American art to embassies around the world. The Medal of Arts award and the Art in Embassies program show a commitment to the idea that art can help us bridge national and cultural divides.
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