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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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.
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…