Agnes will be reopening on Tuesday 7 July.
We look forward to welcoming you back! Learn more.

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WELCOME BACK!
Agnes is reopening on Tuesday 7 July

25 June 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the galleries to see and experience great art. We’ve extended the exhibitions allowing for a full month to enjoy The Pathos of Mandy Walter Scott; Inuuqatikka: My Dear Relations; B-Side Agnes Etherington: Paul Litherland; From Tudor to Hanover: British Portraits, 1590–1800; Quest for Colour: Five Centuries of Innovation in Printmaking and The Art of African Ivory. Sandra Brewster: Blur will remain installed through September 2021.

“We are confident that AGNES can provide safe space for connecting with and enjoying art,” says Alicia Boutilier, Interim Director and Chief Curator. “Staff have been working diligently to ensure that everything runs smoothly and we have a few changes in place for your comfort and safety.”

Agnes’s welcoming façade

Installation view of B-Side Agnes Etherington: Paul Litherland.

Our hours will remain the same except that we will not be offering late nights on Thursdays. Below is a list of our policies to help you prepare for your visit.

The health and safety of staff and visitors is a priority, and our cleaning protocols have been updated due to COVID-19. Currently, up to 36 visitors are allowed in the Agnes at any one time. We appreciate your patience, and ask that you please observe and note the following:

  • Self-screen before visiting the Agnes.
  • Wear a face covering when inside the Agnes.
  • Practice physical distancing of at least 2 metres at all times.
  • Do not touch the art, or the display cases.
  • Etherington House is temporarily closed.
  • No food, drink, or bags larger than a notebook are allowed.
  • Lockers and water fountains are temporarily unavailable.
  • Washrooms are available.
  • No cash/debit/credit transactions can be received at this time.
  • A donation box is available.
  • Photography is permitted for personal use only; no flash please. Selfie sticks are not permitted in the galleries.
  • Use pencil only in the galleries. Pens are not permitted.
  • The onsite comment book is temporarily unavailable; but feedback by email or phone is welcome!

We encourage you to keep an eye on our website and social media for changes to visiting hours and policies that may be introduced as we proceed with re-opening. We’re excited to welcome you back!

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Agnes will be reopening on Tuesday 7 July.
We look forward to welcoming you back! Learn more.