Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University

Agnes's welcoming facade
Visitors enjoy The hold: movements in the contemporary collection.
Installation of "Rembrandt and Company."
Installation view of "The Pathos of Mandy: Walter Scott."
Art and Wellness program: Art Hive @Agnes
Sarah Robertson, Montreal QC 1891–Montreal QC 1948, October, Ottawa Valley, around 1937, oil on canvas. Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund and Wintario matching grant, 1978 (21-029)
Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo, 1658, oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2015 (58-008)

Situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, Agnes is a curatorially-driven and research-intensive professional art centre that proudly serves a dual mandate as a leading, internationally recognized public art gallery and as an active pedagogical resource at Queen’s University. By commissioning, researching, collecting and preserving works of art, and through exhibiting and interpreting visual culture through an intersectional lens, Agnes creates opportunities for participation and exchange across communities, cultures, and geographies.

Its superb collections—numbering over 17,000 works include cutting-edge contemporary art and fine examples of Canadian historical art, Indigenous art and historicized ancestors, and material culture including the Collection of Canadian Dress and the Lang Collection of African Art. The Bader Collection, comprising over 500 works with a focus on seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting, including one portrait and three exquisite character studies by Rembrandt.

Admission is free of charge.

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