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-- embassies provides all the art for all the embassies around the world so in essence.
We have -- residences and in the residence we work with the ambassador.
To cure rate -- an exhibition to -- to extend that exhibition stays in the embassy.
For their -- That -- -- as the director of art in embassies.
The program recently commemorated its fiftieth anniversary featuring special events and performances to showcase the important role.
That the program is played in furthering US diplomacy through the visual arts.
The first program to kick up the celebration was called serving abroad through their eyes.
A collaboration with the Department of State and the Pentagon where members of the military and foreign service.
-- asked -- photographs something that represented their life while serving overseas.
-- got 3200.
From the 3200 submissions we assembled a team of photo journalists and -- 161.
Of those images were selected as honorable mention.
And from there we brought it down to the twelve best in show.
The photographers are honored at a luncheon featuring secretary of state Hillary Clinton along with five American and international artists.
Jeff -- -- about -- shot seasick are under Kiki Smith.
And -- -- means.
For all awarded the first US Department of State medal of arts for -- outstanding commitment to art in embassies and international cultural exchange.
To continue to festivities Chinese artist side while Chang in collaboration with the Smithsonian sackler gallery.
Stage when it is remarkable pyrotechnic explosion events on the National Mall.
Alive and -- top -- erupted and fireworks.
Followed by -- cascade of black smoke mimicking the flowing beauty a traditional Chinese actually.
The grand finale was an elaborate gala held at the Smithsonian American art museum.
And feature art in the form of sound video and performance.
If you like to learn more about art and indices you can visit their website at art -- state -- For the daily -- -- and Katie were called me.
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