International Deadline: Ongoing - For five decades, Art in Embassies (AIE) has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. Today, AIE is a public-private partnership engaging over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors, and encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries. Professional curators and registrars create and ship about 60 exhibitions per year, and since 2000, over 58 permanent collections have been installed in the Department’s diplomatic facilities throughout the world.
ART IN EMBASSIES REGISTRY We are always looking for new artists and artwork to be a part of exhibitions. This registry offers a registered artist the exposure to our internal curators, who have the responsibility of researching and selecting the artwork for all exhibitions and collections. Artists who sign up to be included in the registry are not yet ART in Embassies artists, and should refrain from using that term in CVs, etc. A registry artist will not have an artist card in the main AIE website section until they are included in an exhibition, nor are they searchable in the main search function of the website.
You only need to register once to upload images. We no longer accept any mailed hard copy slides, transparencies or other materials for consideration. For our office to view your images properly, please scale your images to a maximum size of 1MB or less, and please only upload jpegs. Registered artists are responsible for keeping their contact information current within the registry.
Artists will be contacted directly for possible inclusion in a show.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."