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William and Steven Ladd video – Asunción Paraguay

William and Steven Ladd's artwork for the new U.S. Embassy in Asunción is inspired by shared memories and translates them into vibrant, mesmerizing sculptures and works on paper.

Artist Panel – Art Diplomacy for Equality – Democracy Day

Video - This panel discussion "Art Diplomacy for Equality" is part of conversations over the course of the Democracy Day: Art and Democracy in American History, an afternoon of programming held on September 19, 2023. Featuring panel discussions in the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History Warner Bros. Theater with artists and scholars about the relationship […]

Artist Panel – Arts and Human Rights – Democracy Day

Video - This panel discussion "Arts and Human Rights" is part of conversations over the course of the Democracy Day: Art and Democracy in American History, an afternoon of programming held on September 19, 2023. Featuring panel discussions in the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History Warner Bros. Theater with artists and scholars about the relationship […]

Artist Panel – Storytelling and Connection – Democracy Day

Video - This panel discussion "Storytelling and Connection" is part of conversations over the course of the Democracy Day: Art and Democracy in American History, an afternoon of programming held on September 19, 2023. Featuring panel discussions in the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History Warner Bros. Theater with artists and scholars about the relationship between […]

Art in London Embassy overview video

Explore the artists and the artworks in the permanent collection of Art in Embassies, London, England.

Medal of Arts 2023 Ceremony Video

This video shows the five recipients of the 2023 International Medal of Arts awards — presented by the State Department’s Art in Embassies program. Tony Abeyta, a Diné contemporary artist from a family of Navajo artists; Sheila Hicks, who has painted in Chile and documented archeological sites throughout South America; Robert Pruitt, who paints life-sized […]

Art in Embassies Windhoek – meet the artists

Explore some of the artists and the artwork in the new permanent collection of Art in Embassies, Windhoek, Namibia

Democracy Collection with Ambassador Taylor

An interview with Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, speaking about her Art in Embassies exhibition, the Democracy Collection and the power of art and diversity.

Democracy Collection with Ambassador Levine

An interview with U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Randi Charno Levine, speaking about her Art in Embassies exhibition, the Democracy Collection and the power of art and diversity.

A display of American contemporary art

The United States (US) Embassy in Brunei Darussalam hosted an Art in Embassies (AIE) Exhibition at the US ambassador’s residence in Jalan Tungku recently. The exhibition, themed ‘Oceans and Coastlines We Share’, featured American contemporary art and highlighted the ocean’s role in culture and sustainability.

Art in Embassies Announces Creative Growth Collection

Art in Embassies Announces Creative Growth Collection - Art in Embassies announces the establishment of the Creative Growth Collection, comprised of 89 artworks created by artists from the Creative Growth Art Center, all of whom have developmental disabilities.

The Art World Opens Up to an Underrepresented Group

Museums and collectors are showing interest in works by developmentally and intellectually challenged artists, many of whom were nurtured in a vibrant Oakland, Calif., center.

Art in Embassies Announces Clarice Smith Collection

Art in Embassies Announces Clarice Smith Collection - The first collection, The Clarice Smith Collection, comprises 72 artworks by Washington, D.C.-based artist Clarice Smith. These pieces encompass portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes rendered in oil, pastel, and watercolor. They will immediately become available for exhibit in U.S. embassies and Ambassadors’ residences under long-term loan agreements.

Voice of America – Democracy Exhibition Comes to Washington

Voice of America - Democracy Exhibition Comes to Washington

Art in Embassies Democracy Collection Overview Video 2023

Art in Embassies Democracy Collection Overview video 2023

Ambassador to the world: Santa Fe artist Tony Abeyta honored by State Department

On 13 September, the Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies gave its Medal of Arts awards to artists Tony Abeyta, Sheila Hicks, Robert Pruitt, Hank Willis Thomas and Suling Wang. The medals were presented by First Lady Jill Biden at the White House.

Artists Including Sheila Hicks And Hank Willis Thomas Receive Us State Department’s Medal Of Arts

On 13 September, the Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies gave its Medal of Arts awards to artists Tony Abeyta, Sheila Hicks, Robert Pruitt, Hank Willis Thomas and Suling Wang. The medals were presented by First Lady Jill Biden at the White House.

Democracy Day at the Smithsonian: Art and Democracy in American History

Democracy Day at the Smithsonian: Art and Democracy in American History

White House honors International Medal of Arts award winners

First lady Jill Biden presented this year's 60th International Medal of Arts awards at a White House ceremony Wednesday night to five artists who have promoted cultural diplomacy around the world.

Press Release Office of Art in Embassies Launches New Events in Celebration of 60th Anniversary

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) continues to commemorate its 60th anniversary through a series of upcoming events as part of the office’s Democracy Collection programming.
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