arts

Ahd Kamel in dark dress standing on red carpet (© Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/DIFF)

International actresses find their place on American TV, movie sets

Saudi-American Ahd Kamel and Kenyan-Mexican Lupita Nyong’o are among the international actresses who have found success in American television or cinema.
People in band uniforms in formation, playing instruments (Courtesy of South Bend Tribune/Greg Swiercz)

Small town, big sound

The John Adams High School marching band of South Bend, Indiana, has been an essential part of the community for generations.
Photo collage of 6 artifacts (© Jonathan Dorado/Brooklyn Museum)

Korean artistry stakes its place at a New York museum

The Arts of Korea exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at Korean art over nearly 1,800 years, highlighting Korea's unique artistic identity.
Nikki Haley and Ivanka Trump greeting fellow theater patrons (© Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

After 9/11 attack, Americans saw humanity at its best

A hit musical on Broadway sheds light on the goodwill directed toward Americans following the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
Floor mosaic tile showing figure of bird (© Ariadne Van Zandbergen/Alamy)

U.S. helps Egypt preserve bird-themed mosaics [video]

In Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria, visitors are discovering the exquisite bird-themed mosaics of a Greco-Roman villa from over 2,000 years ago.
Lenticular photo montage (© Doug Coombe/Arab American National Museum)

Bringing contemporary Saudi art to Americans

A U.S. exhibition of works by contemporary Saudi artists is challenging stereotypes and opening a window into daily life in a kingdom that is changing.
Boy on staircase looking at giant totem pole (© Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

A British scientist’s unexpected gift to America

A British scientist who never visited the United States is to thank for the famous Smithsonian museums in Washington and New York.
Painting of three children holding hands with flags painted on their cheeks (Sister Cities International)

Young artists shine as citizen diplomats

Young artists from around the world participate in a Sister Cities International art competition to highlight world peace.
Illustration of an American television set displaying television sets from other countries (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

If your favorite American television show seems familiar… [video]

Many television shows that are popular in the U.S. have been adapted from successful shows in other countries, such as Israel, Japan and Denmark.