November 13, 2012

Moderated by MoMA Director Glenn Lowry with Special Guest Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Discussion on Art’s Role in Diplomacy in Celebration of AIE’s 50th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. – On November 29, 2012, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Art in Embassies (AIE), US Department of State, will join with the Aspen Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to present a conversation with the five recipients of the Medal of Arts, awarded by the US Department of State. Artists Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith and Carrie Mae Weems will participate in the conversation, moderated by Glenn D. Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which will focus on the importance of cultural diplomacy through visual arts. Poet and performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph will open the event.

Who:
Art in Embassies, the Aspen Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
What:Discussion with Art in Embassies’ (AIE) 50th anniversary artist honorees Jeff Koons, Cai Guo-Qiang, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith and Carrie Mae Weems. Moderated by MoMA Director Glenn Lowry, with special guest Marc Bamuthi Joseph.
Where:
The Amphitheater in the Ronald Reagan Building
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
When:
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
RSVP:Interested media should RSVP to Drew Sample at Drew.Sample@wilsoncenter.org for more information.

Media Contacts:

Arts in Embassies: Dabney Kerr
KerrD@state.gov
(703) 875-4209

Wilson Center: Drew Sample
drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org
(202) 691-4379

Aspen Institute: Jeffrey Harris
jeffrey.harris@aspeninstitute.org
(202) 736-3848

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