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Media Note
December 8, 2000

Fulbright Artists Showcase Work on Virtual Gallery

The Fulbright Scholarship Program, the U.S. Government's flagship international education exchange, has opened an on-line gallery at to showcase the work of emerging and established Fulbright artists.

Sponsored by the Academic Exchanges Division of the Department of State, which funds the Fulbright Program, the Fulbright Gallery's first exhibit features nine U.S. Fulbright painters, sculptors and photographers who have studied or taught in Australia, the Czech Republic, Mali, the Netherlands, India, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. A Spanish Fulbrighter currently studying in the U.S. is also represented.

The site displays several pieces by each artist along with a biography and a statement describing his or her Fulbright experience. The Fulbright Gallery will add new works every sixty days in order to display the broad range of artists who have participated in the program during the past 54 years. The Gallery will eventually be expanded to include a "concert hall" for recordings of Fulbright musicians as well as the work of video artists.

Nearly 15,000 U.S. and foreign artists have participated in the Fulbright Program since its creation in 1946. Among these extraordinarily talented individuals have been such prominent artistic figures as Philip Pearlstein, the late Nancy Graves, Chuck Close, Dale Chihuly and Wolf Kahn.

To view the Fulbright Gallery, log-on to

For more information, please contact:

Vanessa Relli-Moreau U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs phone (202) 619-5382 / email


Catherine Stearns U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs phone (202) 619-5053 / email