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Agnes Etherington Art Centre

“The Agnes” is located on Queen’s Main Campus and is one of Canada’s most respected art museums, with a permanent collection of more than 14,000 pieces.

The collection ranges from the 14th century to the present, with an emphasis on Canadian art. It includes paintings, sculptures, and graphics by major Canadian artists, European old master paintings – including two works by Rembrandt  – costumes, quilts, silver and other decorative objects, Inuit art, and one of the largest public collections of African art in Canada.

The centre opened in 1957 in the home of Frederick and Agnes Richardson Etherington (1880-1954). In 1926, Mrs. Etherington was part of the formation of the Kingston Art and Music Club and bequeathed her house to Queen’s “for the furtherance of art and music and for the exhibition of pictures and music.”

In 1962, a large modern addition was built, giving the centre a total of seven exhibition galleries and a studio. The red-brick house, built in Victorian style for the Richardson family in 1879, was remodelled as a Georgian-style building in the 1920s and still contains many of the Etheringtons’ elegant furnishings.

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May 2018

Artists at Work: Three Performed Responses

Wednesday, May. 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

Celebrate the enduring appeal of the artistic process in The Bader Gallery with an evening that brings art to life.

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Adult Art Course: Acrylic Painting Studio

Thursday, May. 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

Explore acrylic painting methods with Queen’s BFA grad Maureen Sheridan. No experience necessary; all abilities welcome.

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June 2018

PWYC Zine Making Workshop

Sunday, Jun. 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

Express yourself! Zines are independently produced, photocopied booklets that contain original artwork, journal entries, poetry, fiction, political writing or all of the above. Together we’ll review the history of zines, flip through a collection of fun creations for inspiration and each develop a zine of our own.

Free - $5
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Adult Art Course: Acrylic Painting Studio

Thursday, Jun. 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

Explore acrylic painting methods with Queen’s BFA grad Maureen Sheridan. No experience necessary; all abilities welcome.

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“The Studio”

Sunday, Jun. 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, Jun. 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, Jun. 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, Jun. 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

The Studio invites you to wind down and refresh through art making and experimentation. Each workshop embraces collective and creative expression by using the studio space as a site for fostering a generative environment for art making, exploration and play.

Free - $5
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Adult Art Course: Acrylic Painting Studio

Thursday, Jun. 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, Jun. 14, 2018

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

Explore acrylic painting methods with Queen’s BFA grad Maureen Sheridan. No experience necessary; all abilities welcome.

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Doors Open Kingston

Saturday, Jun. 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

For Doors Open 2018, we offer a full day of arts and culture! This feast of activities is free. Catch our Community Docents for short tours in Log Cabin: A Canadian Quilt at 11 am, Artists at Work: Picturing Practice in the European Tradition at 1 pm and Chris Kline and Yam Lau: Weave at 3 pm. Drop into the Studio between 10 am and 2 pm to engage in a shadow-play activity inspired by exhibiting artist Yam Lau’s work. Participants will explore the effects of…

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FREE Tour at Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Thursday, Jun. 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018 at 12:15pm

One event on Thursday, Jul. 19, 2018 at 12:15pm

One event on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at 12:15pm

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

These free, lunch-hour exhibition tours are available on a drop-in basis; make them a monthly ritual!

Free
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“The Studio”

Sunday, Jun. 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, Jun. 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, Jun. 10, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, Jun. 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

The Studio invites you to wind down and refresh through art making and experimentation. Each workshop embraces collective and creative expression by using the studio space as a site for fostering a generative environment for art making, exploration and play.

Free - $5
Find out more
July 2018
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FREE Tour at Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Thursday, Jul. 19 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018 at 12:15pm

One event on Thursday, Jul. 19, 2018 at 12:15pm

One event on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at 12:15pm

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

These free, lunch-hour exhibition tours are available on a drop-in basis; make them a monthly ritual!

Free
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