This Week at Agnes


In the galleries

Agnes has started to turnover a few of the galleries in anticipation of the winter season. Rembrandt and Company and Nocturne remain on view for you to enjoy. Visit soon, we are open through 23 December.

Bringing Rembrandt’s work together with stellar paintings by rivals as well as acolytes, Rembrandt and Company celebrates creative diversity and entrepreneurship at a singular moment in the history of European art. Nocturne explores the night in the Canadian artistic imaginary and traces the arc of night from sunset to sunrise. Both exhibitions draw on Agnes’s rich collections.

Lambert Jacobsz., Elisha and Gehazi, around 1629, oil on canvas. Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2014. On view in Rembrandt and Company.

A Gift of Art

Building the Collection

We are thrilled to announce that Guardian Capital Group Limited has donated its Indigenous art collection to Agnes. Recognizing Agnes and Queen’s commitment to working alongside Indigenous communities and fostering Indigenous-led access to collections, Guardian Capital Indigenous Art Fund has been established to support ongoing research and engagement with this collection. The Guardian Capital Indigenous Art Collection is a coherent body of works of significant cultural value. On multiple levels, the collection allows for the research and interpretation of Indigenous works of art from Turtle Island and into the North, as well as an understanding of how a corporate collection, one with a focus on Indigenous art, is shaped.

There are sixty-four works in total from over ten different communities. These works constitute an important and nuanced record of the emergence and recognition of contemporary Indigenous art in the 1970s. Read more.

Jessie Oonark, Untitled, around 1970, wool felt and cotton thread


OAC Exhibition Assistance Grants

Apply by 5 January 2021

Agnes is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grants program. We invite visual, media and craft artists living in eastern Ontario (Region 4) to apply for financial assistance for costs ($500–$2000) related to a confirmed upcoming exhibition.

Submit your application to Agnes by 5 January 2021. See program guidelines.

Neven Lochhead, From the vibe out, 2020, video still. Collection of the artist

Looking Ahead

New Year, New Programs

See the new slate of programs planned: Talks, Tours and Events and Classes, Workshops and Camps

Winter Closure and Special Hours

Agnes will be closed to the public 24 December 2020–4 January 2021.

NOTE: Agnes is closing early on 18 December. We will be open from 10 am to 3:30 pm.

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