Mickalene Thomas was commissioned to create an exterior mural for the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, starting in 2014. This video chronicles her research in Senegal and interactions with local artists in Dakar who collaborated on the mural project.
“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 […]
This video delves into the connections and inspiration for the U.S. embassy art collection in Swaziland. Focusing on interviews with local and American artists, it explores the cultural connections and research which led to the Art in Embassies permanent exhibition at the embassy.
Joined in conversation by notable author and sociologist Sarah Thornton, Vik Muniz will dive into his distinguished career for this Meet the Artist program, presented in partnership between U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, best known for creating what he terms […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]