Between art and quarantine

Queen's Alumni Review
28 May 2020

As public spaces around the world shut their doors due to COVID-19, art galleries and museums found new ways to engage audiences with their collections through social media, asking people to recreate works of art with the resources they had on hand. The initiative started on a Dutch Instagram account, Tussen Kunst en Quarantaine, or Between Art and Quarantine.

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s has joined in the fun. Here, Charlotte Gagnier, Program Assistant at the Agnes, dramatically recreated (with the assistance of William Anderson) Hendrick ter Brugghen (workshop of), David with the Head of Goliath, around 1629, oil on canvas. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014 (57-001.07) Follow the Agnes on Twitter and Instagram @aeartcentre and tag your own #tussenkunstenquarantaine masterpieces.  Need some inspiration? Visit agnes.queensu.ca  to explore the online collection.

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