From vibrant visual art displays to film screenings, exchanges and concerts, Meridian’s cultural programs advance diplomacy goals by providing a common language that breaks down barriers and brings together the public through shared interests and values. Our exhibitions have reached millions of people in more than 260 cities in 60 countries worldwide. These exhibitions in addition to our cultural exchanges, ranging from murals and hip hop to circus arts, create positive impressions of the United States and are more important than ever to strengthen relationships and increase mutual understanding in this geopolitical environment.

The Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy is the leading center in the United States that employs the arts and culture as a tool of diplomacy and cross-cultural understanding. The Center collaborates with embassies, governments and the private sector to curate cultural diplomacy exhibitions, exchanges and programs in Washington, D.C. and around the world.

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