This Week at Agnes

In the galleries

A closer look with B-Side Agnes Etherington: Paul Litherland

Montreal-based photographer Paul Litherland offers unprecedented access to the little-seen “back sides” of paintings from the Agnes’s historical European collection in B-Side Agnes Etherington. Enlightening viewers about the physical histories of Old Master paintings, this exhibition invites viewers to contemplate notions of the simulacrum and the trompe-l’oeil tradition. The exhibition is curated by Dr Jacquelyn N. Coutré, Eleanor Wood Prince Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1750, Art Institute of Chicago.

Read a review of the exhibition in Kingston Whig Standard: “A rare look behind the scenes” by Camille Parkinson.

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

Art and Wellness

Art Hive @Agnes

Thursdays to 2 April, 4–6 pm

“I learned about Art Hive last year and I am so happy that I did. During a bad week, it keeps me going, and during a good week, it is a creative space to relax in good company.” – Ashlynn, Art Hive participant

Young adults (18–24) are invited drop-in for art and wellness. Art Hive is free; materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary. If you are looking for guidance, our art therapist/facilitator offers weekly projects and visits to our current exhibitions.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation.

Art Hive @Agnes

Digital Development

Agnes’s vibrant new website

In January, Agnes launched a major website refresh, which was beautifully designed and developed by Studio: Blackwell (Toronto, ON). Part of a multi-year digital development initiative, this new and improved online presence offers an evolved design and improved functionality across the site and offers opportunities to expand in the months and years to come.

Read an interview with Danuta Sierhuis, Digital Development Coordinator. She talks about the impetus for the project and describes many of the great new features you can enjoy.

Screenshot from a search of the collections featuring works on view.

John Hartman, Apotheosis of Gilbert D (detail), 1991, drypoint on paper, 2nd state. Gift of David Clare, 2017 (60-016.23)

Looking Ahead

Thursday Tour

Featuring Face of the Sky
20 February, 12:15–1 pm

March Break Art Camp

16–20 March

Unpacking Conversation: Intergenerational Archival Engagement

Friday 13 March, 11:30–2:30 pm

Queen’s University
36 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6
T (613) 533.2190
F (613) 533.6765
Agnes Etherington Art Centre is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


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