This Week at Agnes

Temporary closure

Agnes’s galleries are closed, but online programming continues

Agnes will remain closed in compliance with the province-wide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. All online programming will continue as planned.

Nadia Lichtig, Dust (Reinigungsarbeiten) 5 (detail), 2020, photogram on paper. Collection of the artist. On view in Drift: Art and Dark Matter.

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How did artists create Drift: Art and Dark Matter?

Go behind-the-scenes and see the process of making this multi-faceted interdisciplinary project a reality in the online extension. The in-person exhibition is on view through 30 May and then embarks on a national tour.

Drift: Art and Dark Matter is a residency and exhibition project generated by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute and SNOLAB.

Anne Riley, the heart of the matter (still), 2020, video with sound. Collection of the artist.

Art Class for Adults

Drawing from the Model with Daniel Hughes

Online, Thursdays 15 April–17 June, 6:30–8:30 pm (ET)

Artist Daniel Hughes offers a 10-week online course in life drawing. Participants use graphite pencil, ink and charcoal in exercises of gesture, contour, outline and tonal modelling while learning basic anatomical relationships and methods of drawing the human form. This course is for participants of all experience levels.

Fee: $200, $185 members. Register or Apply for a Bursary

Artist Daniel Hughes leads a life drawing class in the Studio, Winter 2020.

For Kids

Spring Break Art Camp

Online, 12–16 April, 9–10:30 am and 1–2 pm (ET)

This popular program filled quickly. A group of children celebrate their spring break from home with Agnes art educator Emebet Belete as she guides campers through creative activities using the technique of collage and other mixed media processes, using supplies provided in the Agnes Art Kit.

Looking ahead, our Agnes Art Camp at Home happens throughout the month of July.

Portrait of Emebet Belete

School Program

Take a Virtual Field Trip

11 May–24 June 2021

Two engaging school programs are offered this season. Elementary schools explore Nocturne for grades 1-6 and What’s so funny? Elementary schools analyze caricature for grades  5-8. Teachers are invited to book online.

Horatio Walker, Turning the Harrow – Early Morning (detail), 1898, oil on canvas. Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund and the Gallery Association, 1994. On view in Nocturne.

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Looking Ahead

What is…Contemporary Art? with Suzanne Carte

Online, Saturday 24 April
1–2:30 pm (ET)
Sign up

Virtual Art Hive @Agnes

Online, Thursdays 6 May–24 June
4–5:30 pm (ET)
Sign up for one or all eight weeks

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