Jennifer Nicoll demonstrates conservation techniques at last year's "Caring for Your Treasures" workshop. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Health Care. Credit: Jenny Stepa.
A busy reception in the Atrium.
A BFA student working in her studio in Ontario Hall.
Programs & Events
Caring for Your Treasures: Celebratory Objects
We are pleased to partner once again with the City of Kingston and the Museum of Health Care in presenting the next chapter of the series Caring for Your Treasures. This session will focus on the objects used in family celebrations, such as silver table services, linens and christening gowns. It will also provide a behind-the-scenes look at collections work in your area museums. Join Museum of Health Care Collections Manager Kathy Karkut, City of Kingston Civic Collections Technician Sarah Forsyth and Agnes Etherington Art Centre Collections Manager Jennifer Nicoll for an engaging talk on a variety of preventative conservation techniques for preserving family heirlooms. Visit work stations where we'll demonstrate how different artefacts are cared for in museums. Then join us for a question and answer period. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs of their treasured objects for discussion.
Spaces are limited for this free event; to register call 613.533.2190. Saturday, 2–5 pm
Free tours of current exhibitions start at 12:15 pm.
Spring Launch of New Exhibitions
Join us for a seasonal launch celebrating our new shows. Christine Conley, curator of Terms of Engagement: Averns, feldman-kiss, Stimson, will give a walk-through tour of this immersive contemporary art exhibition, and David de Witt, Bader Curator of European Art, will introduce The Bader Collection Gift, featuring transformative recent arrivals. This launch also celebrates the exhibition Intimate Views: The Watercolours of Nan Yeomans featuring rare early works depicting Kingston sites in the early 1950s.
For a full evening of art, cross University Avenue after the Agnes launch to enjoy closing festivities for the Bachelor of Fine Art show Where the Line Is Drawn in Ontario Hall. Comprised of work by thirty-one artists, the exhibition explores the connections and relationships among the artists, commemorating their time in the BFA program. This always fascinating annual showcase stages the ideas, impulses and forms of expression that drive the emerging generation of artists.
Saturday, three new shows at the Agnes, 5-7 pm, and Where the Line Is Drawn, Queen's University BFA '14, at Ontario Hall, 67 University Avenue, 7-10 pm
Exhibitions for this month