This Week at Agnes

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Visit Agnes this Summer!

Agnes is set to reopen on Saturday 7 August with four new exhibitions including Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds)With Opened MouthsHumour Me and Superradiance.  Summer hours are Wednesday–Friday, 10 am–4:30 pm; Thursday, 10 am–9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1–5 pm and Holiday Mondays, 1–5 pm (May–September).

Installation view of Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds) featuring Suzanne Morrissette’s poplar/poplar (video still), 2021, interactive installation with video and audio.

New position

Agnes welcomes Dr Qanita Lilla

Curator, researcher, and writer Qanita Lilla joins Agnes’s team—and joins us in Kingston from Cape Town, South Africa—in the newly created position of Associate Curator, Arts of Africa.

She is interested in excluded epistemologies, depictions of traumatic histories and collections, representations of racialized minorities and the social roles of museums.

Qanita begins her appointment with the path-breaking exhibition With Opened Mouths.

Portrait of Qanita Lilla. Photo: Tim Forbes

With Opened Mouths Podcast

The Hidden Museum

In the inaugural episode, host Qanita Lilla speaks with Jennifer Nicoll, Agnes’s Collections Manager and together they visit the subterraneous terrain of the vaults. They speak about the role of storage, conservation and collection care. Jenn offers unexpected insight into the changing role of museums and how her work allows her to express her voice. Listen now on Digital Agnes or subscribe to your favourite podcast platform: CFRC’s website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

With Opened Mouths is on view 7 August 2021–30 January 2022.

This Podcast series is produced in partnership with CFRC 101.9 FM and supported by the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Fund and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

View of Agnes’s vault

Agnes Art Camp at Home

Printmaking Party with Alessandra Pozzuoli

19–23 July

Registration is full for Agnes Art Camp at Home. Keep your eye out for fall programs for kids.

This week children ages 6–12 are having a Printmaking Party with Alessandra Pozzuoli. Campers will discover new techniques and explore the wonder of the printed image in a variety of styles and mediums. Using materials in their Agnes Art Kit they will create amazing work from image transfers to relief printing, sun prints to postcard making.

Opportunity for Queen's Students

Student Docent Program 2021-2022

Apply by 8 September

Calling all Queen’s students, undergraduate or graduate, who want to gain arts experience through volunteering. Apply to become a Student Docent by 8 September 2021. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Download the details.

Student docents deliver educational school programs for students in grades 1–8; this includes a gallery tour and an art activity. The Student Docent program offers a great opportunity for students to engage with the Kingston and surrounding community, increase their knowledge, work in a team environment and hone all-important presentation skills.

Student Docents leading a school program.

Atlantic Ocean. Photo: Qanita Lilla

Looking Ahead

Deep Looking

Featuring With Opened Mouths
Online, Tuesday 20 July
12:15–1 pm (ET)
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