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RISD Teams With U.S. Department of State for New Artist Initiative

art in embassies logo RISD Teams With U.S. Department of State for New Artist InitiativeThe Rhode Island School of Design is partnering with the U.S. State Department in a program called Art in Embassies. Its aim is to promote cross-cultural exchange and to “nurture the talents of the next generation of professional artists,” according to a press lease posted on The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch.

The partnership will begin with RISD visiting-artist (and RISD grad) Jim Drain. He will lead students in research projects about Morocco, which will culminate in a “large-scale outdoor” artwork for the U.S. Embassy building currently being designed there in the city of Rabat. The piece is set to be installed between 2014-15 when construction is finished.

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