Art in Embassies entered a four-year partnership with Bennington College to create an outdoor commission for the new U.S Embassy in Oslo, Norway, starting in 2014. Installed and dedicated in the fall of 2018, the project highlights our ties to this changing ecosystem and seeks to encourage dialogue through our common bonds, concerns, and successes.
Follow the journey of this Art in Embassies project from the artist’s studio in Mojave desert, to a foundry deep in Mexico City, to its final home at the US Consulate in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Portal was conceived in the United States and constructed and installed in Mexico, following the artist’s own move from Joshua […]
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.
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 […]
The Art in Embassies Madrid exhibition, with over eighty-two works on loan by American and Spanish artists, galleries and museums is one of the largest to date. This video showcases some of the works, artists and interior spaces of the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Madrid.
AIT Director Moy: As AIT Director one of the great honors I have is the chance to install an art exhibition in my residence. Kathy and I hope that this exhibition tells a visual story of what it is like to be an American today. We selected pieces that are meaningful to us personally and […]
Glenn Ligon explains the significance of his work “Double America” on loan to the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Madrid from 2013-2016. “I was thinking about how America and democracy has always had this sense of opposition showing tremendous promise and also tremendous amount of things wrong, things that need to be fixed, to be worked on.
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 […]
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 […]