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We The People by Mark Bradford video

We the People is a site-specific painting by Los Angeles artist Mark Bradford created for the new U.S. Embassy in London.

American Artist Lecture Series: Spencer Finch at TATE Modern

Artist Spencer Finch, whose Moonlight window installation is currently on display through 2016 at Winfield House, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence London, was the fourth speaker in the American Artist Lecture Series, a partnership between Art in Embassies (AIE), Tate Modern and US Embassy London. This partnership welcomes audiences of young artists and scholars in a […]
Spencer Finch at TATE Modern American Artist Lecture Series
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American Artist Lecture Series: Maya Lin at TATE Modern

Maya Lin’s acclaimed work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works, and memorials. She virtually redefined the idea of monument with her very first work, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, and since then has gone on to pursue a remarkable career in both art and architecture, while still being committed to the exploration of […]

Financial Times – When an embassy becomes an art gallery

Financial Times – Dignitaries visiting the new US embassy in Nine Elms, south London, which is due for completion in late 2016, will encounter a commanding, site-specific work that is America incarnate. Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford’s work, “The Constitution”, will span 32 canvases and cover the embassy atrium. This gargantuan, patriotic piece will incorporate […]
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The Art Newspaper-Idris’s Diplomatic Art

The Art Newspaper – the Birmingham born artist Idris Khan is in demand: Art in Embassies, the public art programme founded by the US government which places works in US consulates worldwide, has commissioned a new work by the ubiquitous London based wunderkind. The piece, a stamp painting incorporating English text and Arabic calligraphy, is […]

American Artist Lecture Series: Glenn Ligon at TATE Modern

Art in Embassies and TATE Modern are pleased to announce the next lecturer in the American Artist Lecture Series. Glenn Ligon will be the sixth speaker in the American Artist Lecture Series, a partnership between Art in Embassies, Tate Modern and US Embassy London. One of America’s leading contemporary artists, he is perhaps best known […]

Financial Times – Matthew Barzun, US ambassador to the UK, on informal diplomacy

Financial Times – The US ambassador is excited about the new structure that sits in full view of the entrance to Winfield House, the illustrious residence he occupies amid a sizeable chunk of Regent’s Park in London. “This is a transatlantic skate ramp,” he says, designating the two ledges as the US and the UK […]

Tadias Magazine – Julie Mehretu Awarded 2015 Medal of Arts by U.S. State Department

Tadias Magazine – The U.S. Department of State has named Ethiopian American artist Julie Mehretu as a recipient of its 2015 Medal of Arts in recognition of her internationally acclaimed work and her impact in promoting cultural diplomacy. Julie is one of seven artists who is receiving the recognition for her “outstanding commitment and contributions […]
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artnet – Kehinde Wiley will receive the US State Department Medal of Arts

artnet – Kehinde Wiley will receive the US State Department Medal of Arts, in honor of his “substantive commitment to the US State Department’s cultural diplomacy outreach through the visual arts,” the artist’s gallery, Los Angeles’s Roberts & Tilton, announced. Known primarily for his large scale paintings of young African Americans, depicted in the style […]

Collaborative Engraving Project With Jenny Holzer

The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is pleased to announce its partnership with distinguished American artist Jenny Holzer on a collaborative sculptural project to be featured at the new U.S. Embassy in London, scheduled to open in 2017.

Julie Mehretu: American Artist Lecture Series Video

The Art in Embassies American Artist Lecture Series at the Tate Modern-London is a unique collaboration with Embassy London. In celebration of AIE’s 50th anniversary, the three-year-long program will feature six noted American artists. Julie Mehretu is the 4th artist in the series.

American Artist Lecture Series: Julie Mehretu at TATE Modern

American Artist Lecture Series welcomes Julie Mehretu – The Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE), US Department of State and Tate Modern are delighted to invite you to the fifth American Artist Lecture by Julie Mehretu. The Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies is pleased to announce the fifth iteration […]
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Tadias Magazine – – American Artist Lecture: Julie Mehretu at Tate Modern in London

Tadias Magazine – Ethiopian born American painter Julie Mehretu is featured in the upcoming fifth American Artist Lecture Series at the Tate Modern in London on September 22, 2014. “This series seeks to bring the greatest living modern and contemporary American artists to the UK.” The program is a partnership between Art in Embassies, Tate […]

The Art Newspaper – US Ambassador turns London home into space for contemporary art

The Art Newspaper – The new US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Matthew Barzun, and his wife hosted a reception at their official home in London yesterday to unveil a display of works of contemporary art by US and British artists in the grand rooms of Winfield House. The installation of works by American artists, […]
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AIE announces next artist in the American Artist Lecture Series

The U.S. Department of State, office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is pleased to announce the third iteration of the AIE’s American Artist Lecture Series, on November 4 at Tate Modern, London. In celebration of AIE’s 50th anniversary and in collaboration with Embassy London and Tate, the three-year-long program features a total of six noted […]

Conversations with American Artists: Brice Marden

Brice Marden inaugurated the “American Artist Lecture Series” at the Tate Modern Museum in London on May 14, 2012. He is shown speaking with Marjorie Susman, wife of U.S. Ambassador to the UK Louis Susman, about the “ART in Embassies” (AIE) exhibition of modern art at Winfield House, the Ambassador’s official residence in London. In […]
Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1951, Oil on canvas, Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
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Conversations with American Artists: Brice Marden Video

Brice Marden inaugurated the “American Artist Lecture Series” at the Tate Modern Museum in London on May 14, 2012. He is shown speaking with Marjorie Susman, wife of U.S. Ambassador to the UK Louis Susman, about the “ART in Embassies” (AIE) exhibition of modern art at Winfield House, the Ambassador’s official residence in London. In […]
Brice Marden at the first TATE American Artist Lecture series in 2012

American Artist Lecture Series: Brice Marden at TATE Modern

The AIE American Artists Lecture Series, a three year programmatic collaboration among Art in Embassies, the Tate Modern Museum, and Embassy London – building relationships and sharing ideas in support of cultural diplomacy. This inaugural lecture features internationally regarded artist Brice Marden.

Painting that could cure diseases

Painting that could cure diseases – At 6.15pm on a drizzly Monday, dozens of people are queuing in front of Tate Modern in London. Above, the rainclouds are swelling to a brooding, luminous pewter not dissimilar from the shade used by Brice Marden for his early monochrome paintings. Exhibited in mid-1960s New York, they set […]
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