There is no better way to celebrate the long-standing friendship between Canada and the United States than to bring people together. We are pleased to showcase a collection of events happening in and around Washington, D.C. that celebrate Canadian music, art and culture. Not all events listed below are organized, supported or endorsed by the Embassy of Canada in Washington. For further information, please contact the organizers directly.
Nov 1 through April 28 2019
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave and 7th St
In the Hirshhorn’s largest interactive technology exhibition to date, three major installations from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series come together for the artist’s DC debut. A Mexican Canadian artist known for straddling the line between art, technology, and design, Lozano-Hemmer fills the Museum’s entire Second Level with immersive environments that use heart-rate sensors to create kinetic and audiovisual experiences from visitors’ own biometric data. Over the course of six months, Pulse will animate the vital signs of hundreds of thousands of participants.
April 24, 2019
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Millennium Stage
2700 F St NW
Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained Canadian Indigenous tenor, composer, musicologist, performer, and activist, based in Toronto, Ontario. This classically trained operatic tenor takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq roots into the music he creates. He is most noted for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.
March 25 through May 18, 2019
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed on Sundays)
Canadian artist Jennifer R. A. Campbell’s compositions call attention to the chaotic world of humanity, while conversely investigating the various elements that inform the ways we interact.
A Sense of Community: Canadian and American Quilters
March 7 through May 24, 2019
Embassy of Canada Art Gallery
501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Looking to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, a group of textile artists got together and created quilts representing Canada’s history, geography, and culture. The Embassy is proud to display these works of art, paired with the American quilts they inspired.