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European Paintings from the Permanent Collection
The Bader Gallery
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
28 August 2005 - 26 January 2007

The power of emotions has engaged artists through time and across cultures. Emphasized by writers on art from the classical period onwards, emotionalism took on a special priority in the wake of the Reformation in the Christian Church. Art could both render human emotions, as well as elicit an emotional response in the viewer, and many Renaissance and Baroque artists took up one or both of these challenges. This exhibition brings together a range of works from the permanent collection in which emotions play a central role. Masterpieces by Rembrandt, Jan Lievens, Dosso Dossi, El Greco and Michiel Sweerts join works by artists such as Ciro Ferri and Govert Flinck. These artistic explorations of the human psyche reach across several centuries to move, inspire and cause us to reflect on our experiences of art and feeling.

David de Witt

Aert De Gelder, Judah and Thamar, oil on canvas, 1681. Gift of Drs Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2001 (44-009)

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The Art Centre receives funding from Queen's University, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the City of Kingston, the Gallery Association, numerous foundations and corporate and private donors.

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Curated by Corinna Ghaznavi
Contemporary Feature Gallery
8 July-10 December 2006

The artists in Neutrinos They Are Very Small - Rebecca Diederichs, Gordon Hicks and Sally McKay - respond to the underground laboratory of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory as a site of observation, experimentation, and, above all, passionate curiosity about the inner workings of the cosmos.

On Sunday 15 October, a lecture/performance by Sally McKay, “The Trouble with Oscillation,” will take place in the gallery at 1:30 pm, followed by “Full on Gall,” a drop-in, participatory workshop/lab on the fusion of advanced physics and aesthetic production, hosted by all three artists in the Art Centre Atrium, 2:30-5 pm.