This Week at Agnes

Seasons go with the changes at Agnes

2021: What does an art centre centre?

Agnes is a portal where we see across all directions and temporalities at once. This year, constellations of exhibitions rotate, relate and proliferate on a space-time continuum.

No longer tethered to galleries defined by time periods and curatorial modalities that categorize and separate, Agnes is set free. Join in our ex-centric trajectory toward new museological futurities.

Reopening 7 August. See summer hours and visit soon.

Tannis Nielsen, Creation (detail). Work in progress for Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds). Courtesy of the artist


The Sleeping Congregation gets ready for display

The Sleeping Congregation is a print by William Hogarth dated 1762. To prepare the print for the exhibition  Humour Me, Queen’s University Masters of Arts Conservation student Sandrine Blais (MAC’22) treated the engraving. Since both the upper corners of the print were missing, Blais digitally created and printed new corners to replace them.

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Queen’s University Masters of Arts Conservation student Sandrine Blais (MAC’22) treating William Hogarth’s engraving The Sleeping Congregation

Digital Agnes

AGNES Talks published


Two past events, Exploring Rembrandt’s Circle and Shannon Bool in Conversation, have been added to Digital Agnes. Exploring Rembrandt’s Circle, is a behind-the-scenes look at the research and development of the online interactive “Rembrandt’s Circle” with Dr Maxime Valsamas, Curatorial Assistant, European Art, and Danuta Sierhuis, Digital Development Coordinator.

Shannon Bool in Conversation features the exhibition Modernism and Its Discontents and a conversation between artist Shannon Bool and Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre, Curator of Contemporary Art, Musée d’art de Joliette.

Sunny Kerr, Curator of Contemporary Art introduces Shannon Bool: Modernism and Its Discontents.

Installation view of Lii Zoot Tayr featuring Suzanne Morrissette’s study for knowing, 2021, sculpture with animation, banner poles and hardware

Looking Ahead

Deep Looking

Featuring Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds) and led by Cheryl L’Hirondelle an interdisciplinary artist, singer, songwriter and critical thinker
Online, Tuesday 17 August
12:15–1 pm (ET)

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