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A Whirling Porcelain Coral Reef Draws Attention to the Cost of Climate Change

The latest installation by ceramicist and ocean advocate Courtney Mattison is Confluence (Our Changing Seas V), a porcelain coral arrangement produced for the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Artist Lecture Series with Idris Khan

Art in Embassies will partner with The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on May 31, 2018, to bring renowned contemporary artist Idris Khan to Washington DC for an artist talk.
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Stephen Wilkes’ Day to Night photograph documents historic Canada Day 2017

On Canada Day, 2017, while thousands waited in lineups in the pelting rain for a spot on Parliament Hill, someone was watching from a fourth floor window across Wellington Street.
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Stephen Wilkes has merged a Canada Day morning for a new Contemporary Conversation

“It had all the elements that I look for when I create these pictures. I love the grandeur of the architecture, I love having the sense of humanity in the foreground and that all these things would be going on during the day and into the night and then the fireworks at the end was […]
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British envoy calls for cordial bilateral ties

Islamabad-The British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew CMG Tuesday said that the youth will decide Pakistan’s future. Speaking at a ceremony to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pak-UK relations, the envoy said, “It will be up to the people who are here today – the future leaders – who will decide which direction Pakistan heads in […]
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Vermont Artist Wolf Kahn wins U.S. State Department Honor

Vermont artist Wolf Kahn has reaped many awards in a life as colorful as his work, but the 89-year-old just traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive his first medal. “It’s big and heavy, with a blue ribbon you can put around your neck,” he says. “I thought I was getting the Medal of Freedom the […]
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Deputy Secretary Blinken To Award the 2017 Medal of Arts

Deputy Secretary Blinken To Award the 2017 U.S. Department of State International Medal of Arts Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will present contemporary artists Nick Cave, Jenny Holzer, Wolf Kahn, Imran Qureshi, Pat Steir, and Rachel Whiteread with the U.S. Department of State International Medal of Arts at the biennial ceremony at 4:00 p.m. […]
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Meet the Artists at the Hirshhorn

As part of a “Meet the Artists” panel, Nick Cave, Imran Qureshi, and Pat Steir will join art critic and journalist Deborah Solomon for an enlightening discussion on their commitment to cultural diplomacy through the visual arts and international cultural exchange. Cave, Qureshi and Steir are three recipients of the 2017 International Medal of Arts, […]
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Rachel Whiteread will be honored with an International Medal of Arts

The U.S. Department of State will honor contemporary artists Nick Cave, Jenny Holzer, Wolf Kahn, Imran Qureshi, Pat Steir, and Rachel Whiteread with the International Medal of Arts at the biennial ceremony on January 12 in Washington, D.C. The International Medal of Arts is awarded to artists who demonstrate an enduring commitment to the Art […]
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U.S. State Dept’s International Medal of Arts awarded to Imran Qureshi

U.S. State Dept’s International Medal of Arts awarded to Imran Qureshi (Siena Art Institute 2016 Fall Project Fellow) U.S. State Dept’s International Medal of Arts awarded to Imran Qureshi (Siena Art Institute 2016 Fall Project Fellow) – We’re very proud to share the news that Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, 2016 Fall Project Fellow at the […]
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Hirshhorn Museum Announces New Partnership with Art in Embassies

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, DC, announced an innovative new venture with the US Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies, which promotes public diplomacy through the visual arts. The new collaboration will allow for both institutions to arrange international exhibitions, extended loans, artist residencies and programming. “Throughout the past 50 […]
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Medal of Arts 2017 Press Release

Office of Art in Embassies Announces the U.S. Department of State International Medal of Arts Award Recipients – The U.S. Department of State will honor contemporary artists Nick Cave, Jenny Holzer, Wolf Kahn, Imran Qureshi, Pat Steir, and Rachel Whiteread with the International Medal of Arts at the biennial ceremony on January 12 in Washington, […]
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Capitol File – Art in Embassies

In January, California real estate developer Eleni Kounalakis Tsakopoulos, the new US ambassador to Budapest, held a reception at her official residence to show off her art collection. Hungarian guests from the political world and the arts strolled through the reception rooms, admiring works by, among others, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and Wayne Thiebaud. Only […]
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The New York Times – The Art of Welcome

“One day I’m going to wake up and say, ‘Where is the Calder?” – Jane D. Hartley, the United States ambassador to France,was joking about the monumental sculpture “Five Empties,” which is on loan from the Calder Foundation at her Paris residence. Tucked away on one side of the Hôtel de Pontalba’s verdant garden, the […]
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Contemporary Conversations: Who is the late Anne Chu?

On September 29, the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies,in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will close the 2016 season of the Contemporary Conversations series with a presentation on the work of recently deceased American artist Anne Chu. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE), […]
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Gloria Magazine – Julieta Valls Noyes, U.S. Ambassador to Zagreb

American Ambassador exclusively for “Gloria” presents the art collection which she selected for her Zagreb residence together with State Department curators, but the most important advisor in forming the collection was her mom. To all those who for the first time visit the residence of Julieta Valls Noyes, the U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, the hostess […]
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AirBotswana – Art in Embassies sends three artists to Botswana

The United States Embassy in Botswana recently hosted three young American artists to hold workshops for local artists on the infinite possibilities of abstract art. Thapong Visual Arts Centre is a powerhouse of artistic activity in Gaborone. It recently has been refurbished and is now a vibrant arts centre. It holds workshops for resident artists […]
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Nepali Times – Artists in Residence

Nepali Times – Every piece tells a story and you can relate to it despite being a Nepali or an American. In the small hallway connecting two wings of US Ambassador Alaina B Teplitz’s living room in Kathmandu hangs Shannon Szczekot’s colour photograph of prayer flags hovering against a backdrop of a blue sky in […]
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Montreal Gazette Theaster Gates

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will welcome internationally renowned American artist Theaster Gates on May 12th as the second speaker in the 2016 Contemporary Conversations series.
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El Pais – A Muse for two artists – Time

El Pais: Babelia – A Muse for two artists: Time.  Photographer Catherine Opie and painter Philip Taaffe, whose pieces hang in the most prestigious U.S. institutions, talk about their way of working and about the role of art in society. Rut de las Heras Bretin – There is a slice of America in the heart […]
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