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And now for some cool art: Canada’s Arctic room in DC

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The sixth floor atop the grand Canadian Embassy on Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue has some of the best views for watching the pomp of Washington, DC, from Inauguration Day parades to Fourth of July fireworks. And now it also has some very cool art. In honour of Canada taking over chairmanship of the Arctic Council this week, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., Gary Doer, recently transformed the sixth floor’s “Large Salon” into an “Arctic Room.” Always great to view Canadian art in Washington:

“North (Walrus)”, 1998 – Renée Duval, from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank

“Lone Polar Bear”, 1988 – Marvin Luethe, from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank

More photos from Arctic Room unveiling and Embassy reception for the President of Iceland. The Embassy also has an art gallery featuring photos of the Arctic.

All photos by Keegan Bursaw.

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