This Week at Agnes

AGNES Learns

A new school program launches online

AGNES Learns is a new digital resource for children and families. Artworks from the Agnes collection inspire fun ways to explore, understand and get creative. The first to launch in the series, Inspired by nature!, looks at Lawren Stewart Harris, Athabasca Valley, Jasper Park, around 1924. The short video and accompanying lesson plan are filled with imaginative activities that draw from the natural environment.

Watch the video and access the lesson plan.

Lawren Stewart Harris, Athabasca Valley, Jasper Park (detail), around 1924, oil on wood. Gift of the Gertrude Matthewman Bequest, 1986 (29-076)


Behind the Exhibition B-Side Agnes Etherington

Montreal-based photographer Paul Litherland offers unprecedented access to the little-seen “back sides” of paintings from the Agnes’s historical European art collection in B-Side Agnes Etherington. View the enhanced exhibition online, with Litherland’s own thoughts on what inspires his artistic approach. Read a new interview with the curator of the exhibition, Dr Jacquelyn N. Coutré, in which she shares the motivations behind this popular exhibition.

Read now.

Installation view of B-Side Agnes Etherington: Paul Litherland.

Art and Wellness

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Thursdays to 28 May, 4–5:30 pm

Art Hive @Agnes moved online! Join us for this popular program using our new virtual platform. Adults (18+) are invited to explore the artistic process through experimentation and play. If you are looking for more guidance, our art therapist and facilitator, Harper Johnston, will be present to support your creative journey by offering inspired thematic projects. Art Hive @Agnes will address themes of empowerment, wellness and self-care, while fostering a safe space and a sense of community. This accessible program is free; no artistic experience is necessary. You can sign up for one or multiple sessions. The first session filled quickly; sign up today to save your spot.

Harper Johnston, BA, B.Ed, MFA, DTATI has been facilitating Art Hive @Agnes since January 2019.


The Post-Coronavirus Art World by Walter Scott

The New Yorker

We spotted new work by Walter Scott in The New Yorker! Walter Scott is an interdisciplinary artist and this year’s Stonecroft Artist-in-Residence. The exhibition The Pathos of Mandy has been extended through 9 August.

Visit The New Yorker

Installation view of The Pathos of Mandy: Walter Scott.

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