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European Old Masters in Kingston Collections
Bader Gallery, 11 February - 19 August 2007

They line the walls of museums, and make headlines with record prices at auctions. At the same time, works by prominent European artists of the past grace the walls of private homes across the world. In Kingston too, a number of collectors have been able to acquire European works of artistic and historical significance, often combining resourcefulness and cautious research with passion and love for art.

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre turns the spotlight on its community by celebrating Kingston's collecting achievements in this demanding field. Normally kept from view in homes and storage boxes, these works of outstanding quality and beauty, by highly respected masters such as Sir Henry Raeburn, Sir Peter Lely, and Daniel Maclise, will surely be a revelation to our visitors.

For information, contact David de Witt
613.533.6000 x75100,
[email protected]
Annabel Hanson,
613.533.6000 x77049,
[email protected]

Contemporary Landscape Painting

6 January to 8 April, 2007

Fantasy, suburban quietude, and ruin mingle in this selection of contemporary landscape painting, signalling a departure from the "national" school of Canadian painting to which Brent Roe wryly alludes in his "rocks and pines / several pleasing shades of blue".... Intimations of environmental degradation and failed utopianism infuse these heavily mediated renditions of the landscape, producing an edgy stew of wonder and dismay that once again declares the evocative capacity of painting and the productive alliance of anxiety and beauty.

The exhibition, featuring works by Eleanor Bond, Jay Isaac, Douglas Kirton, Nick Ostoff and Brent Roe, is part of our Première series of recent acquisitions. Eleanor Bond will present a public lecture in conjunction with the Koerner Foundation Visiting Artist Program of the Department of Art on the evening of 1 February (see www.aeac.ca for details).

"see you tomorrow" is presented with the financial support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts, with additional support of the Koerner Foundation through the Department of Art, Queen's University.

For additional information, please contact Annabel Hanson or Jan Allen at 613-533-2190.


The Gallery Association of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre runs trips and tours through the Tour Committee. All excursions raise funds for the Art Centre and are organised specifically for our valued Gallery Association members. Here are details on the trips we are planning for 2007:

The Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake
" A Toast to Summer"
14-16 June 2007
St. Joan and The Philanderer by George Bernard Shaw
Hotel Peccadillo by Georges Feydeau

Stratford Festival
11-12 September 2007
Shakespeare's Othello
Rogers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma
Accommodation at The Arden Park Hotel

Greece and the Greek Isles
9 - 24 October 2007
This classic tour of Greece includes an idyllic Aegean cruise to classic sites on Patmos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Lindos, Crete and Santorini, as well as visits to Istanbul and Kusadasis.

In addition to these fabulous trips, we are planning a family day trip in the spring and a visit to Renoir Landscapes, 1865-1883 at the National Gallery of Canada. We hope you will join us!

For information, please contact the Tour Committee at 613.549.8002.
Janet Hardy, Chair