This Week at Agnes


Opening reception and seed to table feast

OFF-SITE: No.9 Gardens, 1516 Summers Road, Lyndhurst 20 July 2024 4:30–7:30pm

On 20 July, join us in Lyndhurst at No.9 Gardens for an evening of contemporary art and a delicious seed to table meal as we celebrate the launch of Landingan exhibition at No.9 Gardens featuring the work of Amanda Boulos, Maurício Chades, Marianne Chénard, JP Longboat, Ella Dawn McGeough, Kelsey Pearson, Sarah Peebles, Erica Stocking, Christian Bernard Singer and José Luis Torres.

Attendees can drive up themselves or they can hop on our shuttle bus, round trip bus tickets $10 each, dinner tickets $15. Get your tickets here.

Sculpture by Christian Bernard Singer. Photo by Sunny Kerr


Are you ready for the Demo-lution?

ON-SITE: 207 Stuart St. 17 August 2024 2–4pm

In summer of 2022, artists Oriah Scott, EronOne, HONE, HUNGR, AJ Little and Emily May Rose (+ invited guests) graffiti’d AGNES’s facades.

Building AGNES’s street cred while celebrating submerged cultural histories of Kingston, this glorious and beloved artwork entitled Transformations will now be demolished as construction begins for Agnes Reimagined.

Come out to our Demo-lution Party to mark this moment and get a brick!

Word to the wise – only members will receive a brick, so if you want one, make sure you’re a member before the party!

Demo-lution Party brings back the artists who created Transformations, and features music by DJ Kid Koncussion and artmaking with interdisciplinary artist, Alejandro Arauz. Alejandro will have his mobile printing press, helping participants make custom T-shirts as part of our People’s Saloon, Agnes’s platform of socially-engaged artistic activations in public spaces at various Kingston sites that illuminate hidden cultural histories of this place.

Our nomadic, all-ages artmaking workshop, Creation Station will be onsite with a family-friendly Demo-lution Party-themed activity! All are welcome to participate.

Tickets are FREE, but you must register to save your spot.

Photo by Tim Forbes


Bring Your Thing: AGNES Roadshow

OFF-SITE: Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr, Kingston 20 July 2024 11am–4pm

Agnes goes on the road! Join us later this month for  Bring Your Thing: AGNES Roadshow!  We’ve teamed up with experts who will be offering 15-minute appraisals on decorative objects and artworks. Our Fine Arts time slots have filled up, but  you can add yourself to the waitlist or sign up for a Decorative Arts slot.

Better still, bring your object or artwork and participate in the Pop-up Museum. Your object will be given the museum treatment, lovingly displayed with a label. Share your story!

 Creation Station, Agnes’s all-ages artmaking workshop will be on-site, so bring your family as well as your artworks!

Curated by Suzanne van de Meerendonk, Bader Curator of European Art, in partnership with Cowley Abbott Fine Art AuctioneersRiches Appraisals & ConsultKingston & Area Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) and Fort Henry.

Film still: Jay Middaugh

Agnes Reimagined

Agnes Reimagined Livestream

The Demo-lution will be televised

It’s happening! What better way to get pumped for our Demo-lution Party than by watching a demolition? The demolition and construction of Agnes Reimagined will be televised on our very own livestream. Bookmark the video and  check in on our progress!

Photo: Video still from Sustainable Queen’s YouTube


Faculty Workshop

Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, Room 312, 18 July 2024 1-4pm

Faculty members, teaching fellows and graduate students: Join us for a workshop designed to help educators incorporate AGNES programs and activities into their syllabi for the fall semester. The workshop will cover new practices and approaches to showcasing AGNES’s collection through digital platforms, help educators construct ethical frameworks and relations with the collection through pedagogical tools and provide a space to exchange ideas for integrating assignments.

For more information and to RSVP, please email:

Photo: Garrett Elliott

Where's Agnes?

Painted Presence

Co-curators Adam Levine and Suzanne van de Meerendonk discuss what makes a Rembrandt

As part of Agnes’s nomadic programming as our new home is constructed, Rembrandts from our collection are on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Recently, co-curators Adam Levine and our own Suzanne van de Meerendonk sat down to discuss the show, Painted Presence. Read the full discussion here.

Rembrandt van Rijn (attributed to), A Scholar by Candlelight, around 1628–1629. Oil on copper. Gift of Isabel Bader, 2019. Photo: John Glembin

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


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