50th Anniversary
Carrie Mae Weems being honored by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Syracuse artist Carrie Mae Weems will receive award from Secretary Hillary Clinton

There are different approaches of diplomacy to broker peace and understanding. Cultural programs can serve as a bridge between people and nations. One cultural emissary is photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems. She will be honored by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an awards ceremony Friday at the State Department. Weems will receive […]

Art World to Celebrate U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies’ 50th Anniversary

In honor of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ Office ofArt in Embassies (AIE) 50th anniversary, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host a luncheon at 12:15 p.m. on November 30th in the State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms to recognize AIE’s achievements. The AIE mission is two-fold – to create the highest quality […]
Cai's tree at the Sackler

Want your Christmas tree to really sparkle this year? Try adding 2,000 fireworks

Clark Griswold, National Lampoon’s master of extravagant holiday displays, has got nothing on Cai Guo-Qiang. To celebrate the Sackler Gallery’s 25th anniversary, the Chinese artist famous for his Olympic pyrotechnics display will ignite a daytime fireworks show that riffs on the Christmas tree lightings taking place around the country. At 3 p.m. Friday in front […]

Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Landmark Week of Events

In celebration of 25 years of groundbreaking exhibitions, programs and scholarship in Asian art, the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will host a week of public events, welcoming international arts and culture aficionados. Visitors can experience an immersive 3-D “cave,” meet their favorite authors as well as attend lectures and performances by distinguished scholars and […]
Freer Sackler Peacock Room
Detail of Pae White sculpture U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo

Ambassadors of Art: Art in Embassies Celebrates 50 Years

For 50 years, the State Department’s Office of Art in Embassies has selected and displayed American art, mostly behind locked doors in highly secure buildings. The pieces AIE purchases for embassies, and borrows for ambassadors’ residences, are usually seen only by official guests. “It may not be something specifically that the American citizen can experience,” […]

The U.S. Department of State Commemorates Art in Embassies 50th Anniversary

The U.S. Department of State Commemorates Art in Embassies 50th Anniversary – The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) proudly celebrates 50 years of facilitating the Department of State’s public diplomacy through the power of the visual arts. The AIE 50th anniversary features programming, events, and performances, including celebrations on […]

Washington Times – Using art for diplomacy: A vibrant State Department program reaches 50

Washington Times – The Chinese may be wary of America’s global intentions, but they certainly like our art. Since earlier this year, when works by American artists were installed in the new U.S. Embassy compound in Beijing, there is an ever-lengthening waiting list to join the weekly tours. The visitors gaze at the vast ceramic […]
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