Meridian has employed the visual and performing arts to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives in 59 countries since 1978, and formally created its Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy (MCCD) in 2014 to better address this mission. MCCD’s exhibitions have traveled to over 380 host venues in 44 U.S. states and 57 countries. Meridian plays a strong role in promoting partnerships among participating organizations, supporters, and governments. Programs organized by Meridian’s cultural experts serve as focal points for people-to-people exchanges, panel discussions, lectures, film screenings, concerts, and more.
MCCD employs a unique approach to culture that engages audiences in the United States and worldwide through public-private partnerships, educational initiatives, and community outreach. We offer many services in this arena, working with embassies and ministries of culture worldwide to tell their stories to Americans, with corporations interested in deepening their footprint in other countries, and with the U.S. government to provide content showcasing America’s heritage, as well as highlighting our country’s interest in others.
Meridian’s Cafritz Galleries are located at 1624 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009
When an exhibition is on display, the gallery hours are as follows:
Wednesday – Friday, 2pm-7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 6pm
Closed on Federal Holidays
|Lindsay Amini||Director of Cultural Programs|
|Cole Fiala||Cultural Programs Associate|
|Terry K. Harvey||Vice President, Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy|
|Athena Hsieh||Cultural Programs Coordinator|