Queen’s University, and Agnes Etherington Art Centre, are situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University is now seeking a new Director who will articulate a bold and dynamic vision that leverages the Agnes’ impressive strengths, collections, and successes through an exciting stage of transformational growth.
The Agnes is a research‐intensive art museum located on the historic campus of Queen’s University, Canada. As a space of display, innovation and ideas, the Agnes promotes experiential learning, collaboration, and multi- and interdisciplinary inquiry, while serving diverse audiences across Canada, the world, and within the city of Kingston. The Agnes brings together the artistic traditions of the past and the cutting edge innovations of the present through year-round programs of exhibitions and outreach activities, while leading major research initiatives, including with national and international partners.
With nine exhibition galleries, the André Biéler Studio to facilitate research creation and art education, and assorted public spaces, including the period rooms of the historic Etherington House, the Agnes is home to a range of diverse collections numbering over 17,000 works. Collection strengths include international contemporary art, Canadian historical and modern art, Indigenous art and global ethnographical collections, and the Canadian Historical Dress collection. The Bader Collection, focused on Rembrandt and his school, encompasses more than 200 paintings, including four paintings by Rembrandt. The Bader Collection is among the most important university collections of sixteenth and seventeenth art in North America, and central to the Agnes’ mandate.