This Week at Agnes

Artist talk, performance and workshop


Online, Saturday 29 May, 3–4:30 pm (ET)

Join us for Neven Lochhead’s exhibition From the vibe out, as the artist presents Fieldnotes: a live event hybrid that merges artist talk, performance and workshop components.

Neven Lochhead is an artist and curator working with video, sound, music, performance and installation. Sign up

Installation view of From the vibe out: Neven Lochhead.

Art and Wellness

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Online, Thursdays to 24 June, 4–5:30 pm (ET)

Make time for yourself to recharge and get inspired! Art Hive invites you to experiment and play as you explore the artistic process. Part of Agnes’s Wellness Program, this weekly program is free and projects are designed to use materials you already have on hand. All levels of artistic experience are welcome. Sign up.

Upcoming themes include Pop Can Portraits / Acrylic Painting on 20 May and Journeys / Recycled Maps and Embroidery Yarn on 27 May.

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

Virtual Art Hive at Agnes

Museum without Walls

Virtual Places for Critical Immersion and Collaborative Knowledge

Online, Friday 28 May, 10 am (ET)

In the framework of the Museum Without Walls project, this workshop examines how virtual spaces can become places for knowledge generation and collaboration. Artist-researchers Alexandra Antonopoulou and Eleanor Dare share their experiences in the decade-long Phi Books, a writing project engaged with human and non-human creative collaboration, generating forms of visual, sonic, animated, and embodied storytelling. Sign up for this free workshop.

Museum Without Walls is funded by the Espírito Santo State Cultural Offices (Secult-ES) and counts with the support of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Canada.

Superb summer program for children at home

Agnes Art Camp at Home

Four weeks in July

This July Agnes Art Camp at Home provides a welcoming camp experience for children (6–12 years). There are a variety of themes to choose from:

Mixed-Media Multiverse with Ella Gonzales,
Printmaking Party with Alessandra Pozzuoli,
What a Wonderful World with Julia Hegmann,
Once Upon a Time with Julia Hegmann

Register early to save your spot (Agnes Art Kit included) or apply for a bursary. Meet your instructors and find out more.

On the Road

Three works from Agnes’s collection travel to the National Gallery of Canada

This summer NGC visitors will see three paintings from Agnes’s collection in  Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition, curated by Dr Stephanie Dickey and co-organized by the NGC and Städel Museum.

The works include: Rembrandt’s, Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo; Govaert Flinck’s, The Sacrifice of Manoah and Nicolaes Maes’s, Abraham’s Sacrifice.  Read more.

Examination and condition reporting of Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo by National Gallery of Canada’s staff, Tasia Bulger, Assistant Conservator Paintings.

Reyer Jacobsz. van Blommendael, The Baptism of the Eunuch (detail), around 1665, oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2013

Looking Ahead

Isabel and Alfred Bader Lecture in European Art

Elmer Kolfin presents “Out of the shadow and into the light: Black figures in the art of Rembrandt’s time”
Online, Friday 4 June
1–2:30 pm (ET)
Sign up

Elementary schools analyze caricature (grades 5–8)

Take a virtual field trip to Agnes.
11 May–24 June 2021
Teachers can book online and learn more.

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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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