Mammoth tusks repatriated to Canada from the United States into care of Canadian Museum of Nature

Two mammoth tusks have been returned to Canada from the United States after being recovered during an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The tusks have been given to the care of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada’s national museum of natural history and natural sciences, where they are housed in the museum’s national ...
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The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl to become first art critic featured in Contemporary Conversations Series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is pleased to welcome renowned American art critic Peter Schjeldahl for the second lecture in the third edition of the Contemporary Conversations series on February 8, 2018.
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Kelly Craft at Contemporary Conversations

As prepared for delivery. Thank you, Marc, for that kind introduction. It is a great privilege for the U.S. Embassy to be neighbors with the National Gallery of Canada.  I was delighted to learn, in fact, that the glass tower on the north end of our Embassy’s roof is an homage to the shining glass ...
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Stephen Wilkes to Unveil Commemorative Work for Canada 150 and Launch Third Contemporary Conversations Series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), is pleased to welcome renowned American artist Stephen Wilkes for the unveiling of a special work commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, opening the third edition of Contemporary Conversations on November 30.
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U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada

October 2, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada WINNIPEG — To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate Winnipeg is presenting two exhibitions that emphasize the depth and importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship. The exhibits are on display at the Manitoba Museum until October 15, 2017. ...
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American Gifts for a Canadian Birthday: The U.S. Mission to Canada Tells a Story of Friendship to Honor 150 Years

"Canada 150" is the talk of the country in 2017. To mark the occasion, the U.S. Mission to Canada designed two bilingual exhibits that are touring the country over the course of the year. "Northern Stars" chronicles 150 years of U.S.-Canadian relations.
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Embassy features congratulatory messages from U.S. Governors on Canada’s 150th anniversary

In commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa is featuring congratulatory messages from governors of U.S. states bordering Canada in an exhibit now available for public viewing on the U.S. Embassy’s Mackenzie Avenue outer fence.
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U.S. Exhibits Celebrate 150 Years of Friendship with Canada

As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto presents two photographic exhibitions Northern Stars and Eyes on the Arctic.  The exhibitions are free and open to the general public.  The bilingual, multimedia displays showcase the historic relationship between the United States and Canada, our shared Arctic heritage, and U.S.-Canada cooperation ...
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Foreign Agricultural Service Celebrates 150 Years of U.S.-Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Yesterday, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service hosted a sensational reception at the National Capital Commission (NCC)’s International Pavilion celebrating 150 years of agricultural friendship between the United States and Canada. In her opening remarks, U.S. Embassy Ottawa Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin Moore reinforced that farmers on both sides of the U.S. Canada border are committed ...
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Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner

Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at Come From Away Dinner Gander, NL October 28, 2016 As prepared for delivery. Thank you Michael. I am so glad Vicki and I met you and learned about the Canadian Music Theatre Project’s role in creating Come From Away when we visited Sheridan College last year.  Even before we met you, ...
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Sheila Hicks Exhibition Opening in Toronto

On October 5, 2016, representatives from the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto attended the opening reception for the Sheila Hicks Exhibition, entitled “Sheila Hicks: Material Voices,” at the Textile Museum of Canada (“TMC”). The exhibition was supported by the Consulate in Toronto through the PD grant program. The reception was followed by a VIP preview ...
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Contemporary Conversations: Who is the late Anne Chu?

On September 29, the Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will close the 2016 season of the Contemporary Conversations series with a presentation on the work of recently deceased American artist Anne Chu.
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Consulate Toronto Sponsors Brilliant Science Program at ROM

The U.S. Consulate General in Toronto sponsored the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Family Fundays event on September 17-18, 2016 which was attended by more than 8,500 people. The program titled “Brilliant Science” was part of the educational programming related to the Dale Chihuly Exhibition at the ROM from June 24, 2016 to January 2, 2017. ...
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Creating Cultural Understanding and Cooperation at TIFF Cocktail Reception

On the evening of September 13th, Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, co-hosted a reception with Consul General Juan Alsace and his wife Nancy for 200 guests in honor of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at the Consul General’s residence. This fourth annual TIFF reception provided networking opportunities between U.S. and Canadian entertainment ...
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Consulate Toronto Supports Theaster Gates Exhibition at AGO

The U.S. Consulate Toronto is supporting the public programming of the Theaster Gates exhibition which opened on July 21, 2016 at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) with a lecture by the artist to a standing room only audience. “Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum” will run from July 21, 2016 to Oct. ...
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Middle School Students Get Their Hands Dirty at Lornado

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman were delighted to welcome a group of students from Ottawa’s Fisher Park  Public School to Lornado on June 8. As members of Fisher Park’s Eco Club and Community Helpers group, the students were invited to join Mrs. Heyman on a tour of new and ongoing greening ...
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Out of this World: NASA Scientists Encourage Canadian Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

U.S. Embassy Ottawa was over the moon to host National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan and Chief Technologist Dr. David Miller on May 19 as they addressed about 50 young women interested in pursuing higher education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
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Theaster Gates to participate in second season of Contemporary Conversations

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies , in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will welcome internationally renowned American artist Theaster Gates on May 12th as the second speaker in the 2016 Contemporary Conversations series. Contemporary Conversations ( #artconvoAIE ) invites iconic American artists to Ottawa for ...
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Contemporary Conversations: Kiki Smith at the National Gallery

Back by popular demand, the Contemporary Conversations series (#artconvoAIE) kicked off its 2016 season Thursday, March 31, with a capacity crowd as more than 500 guests came out to hear American artist Kiki Smith speak at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON. The daughter of celebrated visual artist Tony Smith, Kiki Smith is ...
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Windham High School Band performs in Quebec

Consul General and Mrs. VanKoughnett attended a performance by the band and choir of Windham High School students from New Hampshire who were touring Quebec City and Montreal the first week of April 2016. They performed selections from Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart, and many other classical and popular songs. A wonderful treat to have them in ...
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Kiki Smith to launch second season of Contemporary Conversations

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, will welcome renowned American artist Kiki Smith as the first speaker in the 2016 edition of the Contemporary Conversations series on March 31 at the Gallery. Contemporary Conversations ...
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Collective Stance Exhibition by New York-Based Artist Opens in Toronto

The "Collective Stance" exhibition by New York-based artist Leslie Hewitt, featuring her collaboration with renowned cinematographer Bradford Young, opened on Friday, January 29, 2016 at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto.
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Embassy and National Gallery Announce Artists and Dates for Contemporary Conversations 2016 season

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, are excited to announce the continuation of the Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) series for a second season. Contemporary Conversations invites iconic American artists to Ottawa for discussions on topics ...
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Embassy and Consulates to Mark Black History Month Through the Arts

The Embassy of the United States and its Consulates across Canada are preparing to commemorate Black History Month through a series of events that will use the arts to encourage understanding and discussion. The premier event will be an exhibit of paintings by the Florida Highwaymen at Ottawa’s SAW Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Guy ...
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Stephen Wilkes in Ottawa

Time, history and memory: those were the topics of conversation as American photographer Stephen Wilkes came to Ottawa as the final guest in the 2015 edition of the Contemporary Conversations series. Appearing before an overflow audience at the National Gallery of Canada last night, Wilkes and Ambassador Bruce Heyman talked for over an hour about ...
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Stephen Wilkes to complete Contemporary Conversations 2015 series

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Stephen Wilkes for the fourth lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series on November 19. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) brings internationally recognized American artists ...
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9/11 Memorial & Museum Reception

On Wednesday, September 30, Ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, hosted a reception at the Embassy to introduce the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. U.S. embassies around the world have held similar receptions in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to raise awareness about the museum, which officially ...
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Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Antiquities

What do law enforcement agents and art conservationists have in common? Although these groups of professionals may seem like polar opposites, there is an ongoing global threat whose resolution depends greatly upon collaboration between the two: the illicit trafficking of cultural property. This week, law enforcement representatives and museum and gallery staff from the United ...
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Contemporary Conversations with Eric Fischl

Why painting, and why now? Those questions, as well as many others, were the topics of conversation as renowned American contemporary artist Eric Fischl visited Ottawa for the latest in the Contemporary Conversations series. In a discussion before a capacity crowd at the National Gallery of Canada, Fischl talked about his broader artistic philosophy, and ...
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Eric Fischl Next Artist to Lend His Voice to Contemporary Conversations

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Eric Fischl to Ottawa on September 10 for the third lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE ) features internationally recognized American artists who are ...
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Matuto in Iqaluit

Nothing bridges cultural differences like a good beat. New York-based musical group Matuto, a band that blends Brazilian, Afro and bluegrass music into their own unique sound, put that belief into action when they spent a week in Canada’s northernmost capital city, Iqaluit. They were in the Canadian Arctic to play Nunavut’s 11th annual Alianait ...
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Nick Cave Brings Soundsuits to the Capital

The National Gallery of Canada was alive with Soundsuits last night, as contemporary U.S. artist Nick Cave brought his signature creations to Ottawa as part of the Contemporary Conversations: Art in Embassies series. Approximately 400 people attended the event, which offered a conversation between Cave and Jonathan Shaughnessy, the Gallery’s Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art; ...
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Nick Cave Joins the Contemporary Conversation

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will welcome renowned American artist Nick Cave to Ottawa on May 28 for the second lecture in the Contemporary Conversations series. Contemporary Conversations (#artconvoAIE) features four internationally recognized American artists who will ...
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Contemporary Conversations Series Launches

The Nation’s capital got a taste of American Contemporary Art this past weekend, with the official launch of the U.S. Embassy Ottawa’s Contemporary Conversations: Art in Embassies series. Created and produced in conjunction with the National Gallery of Canada  and the Department of State’s Art in Embassies program , the Contemporary Conversations series aims to stimulate conversation around issues that transcend borders, focusing ...
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New American Art Series Sparks “Contemporary Conversations”

U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the Department of State’s Art in Embassies, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), will debut a series of discussions throughout 2015, featuring contemporary U.S. artists. Each of the artists will participate in public lectures at the National Gallery of Canada, stimulating conversation around issues that transcend borders, and ...
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