This Week at Agnes

Digital Agnes

Rembrandt’s Circle: A Network of Artists in The Bader Collection

Agnes’s new interactive focuses on over forty artists and their connections to the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn. Illustrated with hundreds of artworks from the Agnes collection and international collections, Rembrandt’s Circle highlights the discerning way in which Dr Alfred Bader developed an extraordinary collection around Rembrandt and his contemporaries. Explore Rembrandt’s impact on other artists through this dynamic platform.

Explore the network.

Screenshot from Rembrandt’s Circle: A Network of Artists in The Bader Collection
Header image: Jacob Adriaensz. Backer, Granida and Daifilo, around 1640, oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1992 (35-008). Featured in the new interactive.

Wellness at AGNES

Art and Wellness Speaker Series

Online, Fridays 2–23 October, 1–3 pm

The first two talks in this speaker series include: Art and Wellness in Communities with Savneet Talwar and Janis Timm-Bottos on 2 October and Art and Wellness in Museums with Stephen Legari and Melissa Smith on 9 October.

Experts in the fields of community building, social prescriptions, creativity, museum wellness, craft and Indigenous practice will address innovative art and wellness programs and engagements in practice across museums, hospitals, art studios and community gathering spaces. The talks are free, and will take place on Zoom. Register to save your spot.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area.

Art Hive @Agnes, Winter 2020

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

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

Art Hive @Agnes is online! Join us for this popular program using our 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 will be present to support your creative journey by offering inspired thematic projects.No artistic experience is necessary. This accessible program is free for all adults. Register to save your spot.

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

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes


The Studio: Contemporary Ceramics with Marney McDiarmid

Online, Sunday 4 October, 1:30–4 pm

This online workshop introduces participants to the world of contemporary ceramics. Decorate your own pre-thrown cup with designs and patterns inspired by works in the Agnes collection.

Marney McDiarmid loves to teach and has facilitated workshops across the country. You can find her work online at Make and Do, and in person at galleries in Toronto, Ottawa, Almonte and Kingston.

Marney McDiarmid, cups


We answered your questions for #AskACurator Day

For the past ten years, museum curators around the world have come together for the annual one-day event where members of the public take to social media and ask curators everything and anything. Here’s a look at some of our favourite Q&A’s from our participating curators: Alicia Boutilier, Chief Curator/Curator of Canadian Historical Art; Marla Dobson, Assistant Curator, Canadian Art; and Sunny Kerr, Curator of Contemporary Art.

Marla Dobson, curator of The Park and the Forest, speaks to visitors about the exhibition.

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

Looking Ahead

Shannon Bool in Conversation

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

Deep Looking

Featuring Nocturne
Online, Tuesday 13 October, 12:15–1 pm

Thursday Tour

Featuring Shannon Bool: Modernism and Its Discontents
Tuesday 13 October, 12:15–1 pm

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