This Week at Agnes


Late Night Thursdays are back!

This week we return to our usual hours and will be open 10 am to 9 pm on Thursdays, allowing greater access for our visitors. If you haven’t visited in a while, see our visit and visitor policy pages to review hours and changes.

This season, we present two new solo exhibitions featuring contemporary artists: Shannon Bool: Modernism and Its Discontents and Chantal Rousseau: Tap Dancing Seagull and Other Stories. Three further exhibitions, Rembrandt and Company, Nocturne and Garden Studies explore Agnes’s rich historical and contemporary collections with fresh outlooks.

Installation view of Nocturne, an exhibition that explores the night in the Canadian artistic imaginary.

Talks and Tours

Many ways to participate this month

Members’ Mondays
14, 21 and 28 September 2020

The Poetry of Nocturne
Online, Saturday 19 September, 1–3 pm

Making Art Work: Professional Development Series
Online, Saturday 19 September, 1–3 pm

Thursday Tour
Featuring Chantal Rousseau: Tap Dancing Seagull and Other Stories
24 September, 12:15–1 pm

Chantal Rousseau, Starlings vs Cheesie, 2020, watercolour animation GIF (still). Collection of the artist

Art and Wellness

Connect with art

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes
Online, Thursdays 10 September–12 November, 4–5:30 pm

Deep Looking
Featuring Shannon Bool: Modernism and Its Discontents
Online, Tuesday 22 September, 12:15–1 pm

Installation of Shannon Bool: Modernism and Its Discontents. Photo: Paul Litherland

Art Classes and Workshops

Hands-on art creation for adults, children and families

Creation Station (for families)
Outdoors at Agnes, Sunday 20 September, 2–3:30 pm,
with optional pre-tour 1–2 pm

Drawing from the Model (FULL)
Online, Thursdays 24 September–10 December, 6:30–8:30 pm

Virtual PA Day Art Activities
Online, Friday 25 September, 9–10:30 am and 1–2 pm

The Studio: An Introduction to Animating GIFs with Chantal Rousseau
Online, Sunday 27 September, 1:30–4 pm

Creation Station for families

Looking Ahead

OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants

Agnes is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants program.

Apply by 5 January 2020.

Art and Wellness Speaker Series

Online, Fridays 2–23 October
1–3 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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