The Office of Art in Embassies Announces Third Iteration of the American Artist Lecture Series With Richard Tuttle

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 25, 2013

The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is pleased to announce the third iteration of the AIE American Artist Lecture Series, on November 4 at Tate Modern-London.

In celebration of AIE’s 50th anniversary and in collaboration with Embassy London and Tate, the three-year-long program will feature a total of six noted American artists. Richard Tuttle, the third artist to participate in the lecture series, is one of the most significant American artists working today. The artist has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions since 1965, including numerous museum surveys, ranging from his first, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1975, to more recently, a two-year travelling retrospective organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2005-2007).

Tate Modern, with 45 million visitors since it was established in 2000 as part of the Tate Britain, is a catalyst for the transformation of public attitudes toward the visual arts in the United Kingdom.

AIE was established by the Museum of Modern Art in 1953, and formalized as part of the Department of State by the Kennedy Administration in 1963. It is one of the United States’ premier public-private partnership arts organizations, with over 20,000 individual and institutional participants, and a presence in some 200 venues in 189 countries worldwide. AIE furthers U.S. diplomacy through the power of the visual arts by expansive, international cultural exchange initiatives.

For more information about the event or AIE, please contact Welmoed Laanstra at 703-875-4381 or visit For more information about the participation of U.S. Embassy London in this program and other arts programs, contact Lynne Platt at or +44-20-7894-0672.

PRN: 2013/1294