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Embassy of Canada Art Gallery in Washington

The Embassy of Canada is delighted to announce that on August 1, 2022, its art gallery will reopen to the general public. Located at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the gallery is accessible Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, free of charge.

Currently on display is Intersections, an exhibition of artworks marking 32 years of Canada’s membership in the Organization of American States and will run from August 1-31, 2022.

Intersections represents a breadth of print practices in Canada with works that represent, among others, the diverse voices of women and indigenous artists, whose stories, identities and experiences have been erased and silenced in society. Produced during periods of rapid social, political, and environmental change, these works speak to the diverse creative strategies through which communities in Canada have fought for inclusion, diversity, gender equality, cultural recognition, environmental causes, social progress, and the recognition of their rights.

The pieces in this collection were a gift from the Canada Council for the Arts in commemoration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and were previously on display at The Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS), which exhibits, collects, studies and conserves modern and contemporary art of the Americas in order to promote cultural exchange to advance democracy, human rights, multidimensional security, and integral development. Canada is represented at the OAS by the Permanent Mission of Canada to the OAS, whose role is to advance the Canadian government’s objectives and interests, including those related to gender equality and to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and to work with hemispheric partners through the organization.

Beginning in early September, the Embassy’s next exhibition will be Our Canada, My Story, an interactive experience developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It invites visitors to make connections that challenge perceptions, celebrate diversity, and consider what links us all as Canadians. Uplifting, contemporary stories of seven remarkable people are showcased through short (approx. 5 min) video vignettes that explore their struggles for equality, inclusion and dignity. Engaging encounters are created with each subject in an intimate and comfortable viewing lounge.

You are encouraged and welcome to drop in to visit over the upcoming months!

501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, free of charge.