Queen's University, Kingston

Family Program

All-ages activities in the André Biéler Studio.

Etherington House

The Green Room of the Etherington House. Credit: Bell Photo.

Programs & Events

Adult Programs

The Art Centre boasts a distinguished tradition of lectures, artist's talks, curatorial and docent tours and public symposia related to our exhibitions and collections.


Doors Open Kingston
Saturday, 21 June, 10 am–5 pm

As part of Kingston’s annual Doors Open event, we have extended hours and admission is free. Community Docents are on hand to offer informal talks in all exhibitions and in Etherington House. For younger visitors and accompanying adults, we offer an all-ages art-making project in the André Biéler Studio.


Free Summer Tours
Thursdays, 26 June–28 August, 12:15–1 pm

Throughout the summer we offer free weekly tours on "Agnes Etherington’s Style" as seen in the exhibition Artful Dressing: The Fashion of Agnes Etherington and in the tasteful furnishings of her home, Etherington House. New interpretive panels highlighting key objects in four rooms of this elegant historic house offer visitors an enriched experience of this much-admired setting.



Highlight tours of current exhibitions are offered on the third Thursday of every month. Please check the Events Calendar for upcoming dates.

Group tours at other times may be arranged by calling the Public Programs Manager at 613.533.6000 ext. 77053. Fees apply.