This Week at Agnes


Faculty Workshop

Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, Room 312, 18 July 2024 1pm-4pm

Faculty members, teaching fellows and graduate students: Join us for a workshop designed to help educators incorporate AGNES programs and activities into their syllabi for the fall semester. The workshop will cover new practices and approaches to showcasing AGNES’s collection through digital platforms, help educators construct ethical frameworks and relations with the collection through pedagogical tools and provide a space to exchange ideas for integrating assignments.

More information and to RSVP by emailing

Photo: Garrett Elliott


Bring Your Thing: AGNES Roadshow

OFF-SITE: Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Dr, Kingston, ON 20 July 2024 11am–4pm

Agnes goes on the road! Join us next month for  Bring Your Thing: AGNES Roadshow!  Sign up for a 15-minute time slot with a Decorative Art appraiser or a Fine Art appraiser to learn about your artwork or object. Book space now to beat the rush.

Creation Station, Agnes’s all-ages artmaking workshop will be on-site, so bring your family as well as your artworks!

Curated by Suzanne van de Meerendonk, Bader Curator of European Art, in partnership with Cowley Abbott Fine Art AuctioneersRiches Appraisals & ConsultKingston & Area Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) and Fort Henry.

Film still: Jay Middaugh


Opening reception and seed to table feast

OFF-SITE: No.9 Gardens, 1516 Summers Road, Lyndhurst 20 July 2024 4pm–8pm

On 20 July, join us in Lyndhurst at No.9 Gardens for an evening of contemporary art and a delicious seed to table meal as we celebrate the launch of Landingan exhibition at No.9 Gardens featuring the work of Amanda Boulos, Maurício Chades, Marianne Chénard, JP Longboat, Ella Dawn McGeough, Kelsey Pearson, Sarah Peebles, Erica Stocking, Christian Bernard Singer and José Luis Torres.

Attendees can drive up themselves or they can hop on our shuttle bus, round trip bus tickets $10 each, dinner tickets $15. Get your tickets here.

Sculpture by Christian Bernard Singer. Photo by Sunny Kerr


Demo-lution Party!

ON-SITE: 207 Stuart St. 17 August 2024 2pm–4pm

In summer of 2022, artists Oriah Scott, EronOne, HONE, HUNGR, AJ Little and Emily May Rose (+ invited guests) graffiti’d AGNES’s facades.

Building AGNES’s street cred while celebrating submerged cultural histories of Kingston, this glorious and beloved artwork entitled Transformations will now be demolished as construction begins for Agnes Reimagined.

Come out to our Demo-lution Party to mark this moment and get a brick! Word to the wise – only members will receive a brick, so if you want one, make sure you’re a member before the party!

Demo-lution Party brings back the artists who created Transformations, and features music by DJ Kid Koncussion, food hot off the grill by Chef Joshua Blake (JERKebago) and interdisciplinary artist, Alejandro Arauz. Alejandro will have his mobile printing press, helping participants make custom T-shirts as part of our People’s Saloon, Agnes’s artistic platform of socially-engaged artistic activations in public spaces at various Kingston sites that illuminate hidden cultural histories of this place.

Our nomadic, all-ages artmaking workshop, Creation Station will be onsite with a family-friendly Demo-lution Party-themed activity! All are welcome to participate.

Tickets are FREE, but you must register to save your spot.

Photo by Tim Forbes

Digital Agnes

Queering the Collection

In the second Queering the Collection highlight, PhD student Marcus Baron Young produces  A Way of Seeing Through Edge-Play: Queering Isaac and the Biblical Nude Body. Featuring an essay and video, this highlight undertakes a queer re-envisioning of Nicolaes Maes’s  Abraham’s Sacrifice (1653/55), a representation of the Old Testament story of Isaac and his father Abraham. Read the essay and watch the video on Digital Agnes

The Queering the Collection series of highlights provides a platform to publish various interpretations of works in the collection that disrupt the traditional production of art canons. 

Digital Project Coordinator: Danuta Sierhuis
Videography: Jay Middaugh
Wordmark Design: Vincent Perez
Motion Graphic: Tara Pelow


Call for Agnes volunteers!

July-August 2024

Agnes is looking for creative and energetic high school students to join our Art Camps as volunteers this summer! This is a great way to earn volunteer hours, gain experience working with children and work in a creative environment where artistic expression is encouraged! Camps run over five weeks in July and August; volunteers can apply and learn more information by reaching out to

Photo: Tim Forbes

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Kingston, Ontario
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T (613) 533.2190
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Agnes Etherington Art Centre is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.


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