July 31, 2018, Washington, D.C.—The Embassy of Canada is pleased to announce the opening of Diversity and Identity, a collection of visual art pieces by contemporary Québec artist Renée duRocher. The exhibition features pieces inspired by a recent visit to northern Vietnam and the literary work of Vietnamese-born Canadian author Kim Thùy.

DuRocher’s artistic approach is characterized by broad strokes of rich and contrasting colours. In Diversity and Identityvibrant colours frame key subjects such as Vietnamese rice fields, lush tamarinds, and characters dressed in traditional costumes. Combined with literary snapshots selected by novelist Kim Thùy, the pictorial works are all the more evocative and provide an in-depth look into the Vietnamese community.

Diversity and Identity opens July 31, 2018, through October 26, 2018, and is sponsored by Bombardier Inc. The Embassy’s art gallery is located next to the Newseum at  501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW and is open to the public Monday to Friday9am-5pm, free of charge.


Michelle Mahoney
Media Relations Officer, Embassy of Canada
Washington, D.C.

Margery Goldberg
Curator, Zenith Gallery
Washington, DC




Now celebrating 40 years in the nation’s capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media,
style and subject.  The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its
gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012.  Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the
Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004