‘Casino night’ was this year’s theme of Meridian International Center’s biggest event of the year, which brings together diplomats, members of Congress and the administration, people from the public and private sectors and more, benefitting the Center’s mission for global leadership exchange, training programs and cultural activities.
A dynamic and vibrant traveling exhibition now on at the Phillips Collection showcases the work of fifty extraordinary African and African American artists during an era of incredible social and political change.
Nearly one million people gathered on the National Mall for a three-day cultural extravaganza earlier this month, featuring music and dance performances, speeches by global leaders and interactive activities for all ages.
Thirteen sculptures of fired clay, ranging from two to nearly six feet tall, emerge from the depths below the Kreeger Museum’s staircase, offering a stark and meditative vision of desert landscapes within this often-overlooked D.C. gem.
On May 9, the European Union Delegation and Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis hosted the second annual Transatlantic Bridge Awards at the House of Sweden. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Rob Portman and journalist Judy Woodruff received awards for their efforts in fostering ties between the US and Europe.
In the Phillips Collection’s latest exhibition, gold leather shoelaces burst out of a reimagined Statue of Liberty. The intoxicating scent of Stargazer lilies fills the next room. A dazzling display of seashells, bones and prosthetic glass eyes beckons visitors to stare in wonder.
The Washington Diplomat rolled out the red carpet for its fourth annual Media Bash on April 28—one of many events around the District leading up to the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner on April 29.
Live dance performances, art exhibits, vendors and more will fill the streets of Embassy Row this May to celebrate DC’s International Cultural Awareness Month.
To mark one year of war in Ukraine, the Embassy of Latvia staff and friends joined a support rally for Ukraine in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25 in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Tucked in a corridor of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, a small and exquisitely arranged display of ancient Egyptian art offers intriguing insights into early 20th century collecting — and the story behind one of the most underrated but spectacular museums on the Mall.
On Feb. 8, Kidsave— an international organization that advocates for older kids in the foster care system— partnered with the US-Ukraine Business Council and the Ukraine House in Washington DC to launch their new campaign, Flat Sasha. This is one of the organization’s many initiatives to mark one year since the Russian invasion.
Did you know that Madeira wine— named for the Portuguese island where it’s produced— was toasted at the 1776 signing of the US Declaration of Independence?
On Dec. 9, the Washington Diplomat welcomed back our annual holiday party after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
A major, must-see exhibition exploring an underappreciated but essential artist is on display for the next month at the Phillips Collection.
More than a thousand people swarmed the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Oct. 13 to be rewarded with a culinary global journey, tasting food from around the world prepared by those who cook for Washington’s diplomatic corps.
America Abroad Media welcomed DC diplomats, policy leaders and members of the Hollywood creative community to the Kennedy Center on Nov. 17 to celebrate its 2022 outstanding media honorees.