This Week at Agnes

Thursday Tour

Featuring Face of the Sky: From the Collections

20 February, 12:15–1 pm

This free, lunch-hour exhibition tour is available on a drop-in basis.  A friendly and informed community docent will meet you in the Atrium before the guided gallery tour. Face of the Sky combines Inuit printmaking, Italian Renaissance angels, Canadian mystical landscapes, modernist sculpture and contemporary mediations.

Installation view of Face of the Sky: From the Collections. / Angotigalu Teevee, Spirits Reaching for the Moon, 1961, stonecut on paper, 42/50. Gift of John Robertson, 1985 (28-150)

Art Class for Adults

Encaustic Art with Julie Davidson Smith

Saturdays 22 February–7 March, 1:30–3:30 pm

Fee: $120, $105 members, materials provided.
Participants explore encaustic (beeswax) painting through a variety of techniques and materials, including blowtorches, scraping tools and found materials. For beginners or those with experience who want to dive deeper into their process.

Register to save your spot. Bursaries are available.

The Studio: Encaustic artmaking with Julie Davidson Smith.

School Programs (Grades 1–8)

Elementary Schools Go On An Art Quest

4 February–26 March 2020

This winter, we invite grade 1–8 students to Art Quest, an accessible program designed to enrich school curriculum while expanding awareness of colour, line and printmaking techniques throughout history. This program draws upon artworks across Agnes galleries and starts off in the exhibition: Quest for Colour: Five Centuries of Innovation in Printmaking.

Teachers are invited to fill out the booking form or email for details.

Herman Verelst’s Portrait of an Unknown Woman of 1688 from the exhibition From Tudor to Hanover: British Portraits, 1590–1800.

Looking Ahead

Thursday Tour

Featuring From Tudor to Hanover: British Portraits, 1590–1800
5 March, 12:15–1 pm

Isabel and Alfred Bader Lecture in European Art

Karen Hearn presents “Big-Bellied Women: Portraying Pregnancy in 16th– and 17th-Century England”
Thursday 26 March, 6–8 pm

Art Hives Spring Institute 2020

27–30 March

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.


Queen’s University
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