This Week at Agnes

Artist and Curator

Shannon Bool in Conversation

Online, Thursday 29 October, 1–2:30 pm

Join us on Zoom for an exchange between artist Shannon Bool and Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre, Curator of Contemporary Art, Musée d’art de Joliette. To introduce the exhibition Modernism and Its Discontents, the pair will use video documentation to reflect on Bool’s amalgamation of opposing materials, techniques and concepts to invent aesthetic “cases of dissociation.” They will discuss Bool’s practice in relation to the unconscious drives of Modernism in art and architecture, followed by a Q&A session.

Co-presented with Daniel Faria Gallery.

Visitors look closely at Shannon Bool’s work in Modernism and Its Discontents.

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Online, Thursdays through 12 November, 4–5:30 pm

Adults are invited to explore artistic processes through experimentation and play. If you are looking for more guidance, our art therapist and facilitator is present to support your creative journey by offering inspired thematic projects. Art Hive @Agnes addresses themes of empowerment, wellness and self-care, while fostering a safe space and a sense of community. No artistic experience is necessary and projects are designed to use materials you already have on hand. The upcoming projects include Zine Collage on 29 October and Keith Harring Roll-A-Dice on 5 November.

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

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes, fall 2020

Digital Agnes

A new Collection Highlight launches

The new Collection Highlight on Horatio Walker’s Turning the Harrow – Early Morning is now live on Digital AGNES. Listen to four informed perspectives on the painting including Anne-Marie Bouchard, Curator of Modern Art (1900–1949), Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; Alicia Boutilier, Chief Curator/Curator of Canadian Historical Art, Agnes; Dr Marla Dobson, Assistant Curator, Canadian Art, Agnes; and Charles Summers, Proprietor of Salt of the Earth Farm, Kingston.

Horatio Walker, Turning the Harrow – Early Morning, 1898, oil on canvas. Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund and the Gallery Association, 1994 (37-008)

Jan Victors, Ruth and Naomi, 1653, oil on canvas. Purchase Bader Acquisition Fund, 2015 (58-002)

Looking Ahead

Art Matters Tour

In-person, Thursday 12 November
12:15–1 pm
Featuring Rembrandt and Company

Deep Looking

Online, Tuesday 17 November
12:15–1 pm
Featuring Rembrandt and Company

Exploring Rembrandt's Circle

Online, Thursday 19 November
6–7 pm
A behind-the-scenes look at the research and development of “Rembrandt’s Circle,” an online interactive

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