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29 July 2019

Portrait of Jacquelyn N. Coutré. Photo: Tim Forbes

Dr Jacquelyn N. Coutré, Bader Curator/Researcher of European Art, will leave her position at Agnes Etherington Art Centre on 20 September to join the The Art Institute of Chicago, where she has accepted the post of Eleanor Wood Prince Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1750.

Over the past four years, Jacquelyn has led the European art program at the Agnes, bringing fresh vitality to the gallery’s exhibitions, collections and publications. Highlight achievements include shepherding the acquisition of two remarkable Rembrandt paintings, and curating the ambitious Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges exhibition, which opens this fall at the Agnes and will subsequently tour across Canada. Agnes Director Jan Allen remarks, “We will miss Jacquelyn at the Agnes: she’s been an outstanding team member, bringing intelligence, thoughtful scholarship, ingenuity, grace and good humour to all her work. I thank her for her many contributions to the gallery and wish her every success in this exciting next step in her career.”