cultureXchanges Podcast

Our Latest Episode

On this episode of cultureXchanges, Meridian’s CEO Ambassador Stuart Holliday speaks with artist Jeff Koons to learn about his upbringing and the impact of his work on a global scale. Koons is one of the most well-known working artists today, with his large-scale sculptures and bold paintings touching on ideas of commodity, spectacle, and consumerism. His work belongs to the collections of The Broad, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Koons has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements, including the Officer of the French Legion of Honour; the State Department’s Medal of the Arts for his outstanding commitment to the Art in Embassies Program and international cultural exchange; and the U.S. Consulate General’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy in Florence. His work has been exhibited extensively in New York, London, Chicago, Basel, Florence, Seoul, and elsewhere.

About the Podcast

cultureXchanges is a podcast at the intersection of the humanities and cultural diplomacy. Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by Meridian International Center, cultureXchanges dives into the lesser-known stories of cultural diplomacy with experts and scholars from the broader humanities field.

Season 1 and 2 of cultureXchanges were supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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cultureXchanges can be found on Apple, Spotify, Acast, and other platforms.





Project summary

cultureXchanges Podcast
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture