Fonds F01438 - Queen's University. Agnes Etherington Art Centre fonds

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Queen's University. Agnes Etherington Art Centre fonds

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CA ON00239 F01438

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  • 1957-2007 (Creation)
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    Agnes Etherington Art Centre

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18.8 m of textual records, ca. 1,500 photographs

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(1957-)

Administrative history

The seeds of the present Art Centre were sown in 1926, with the formation of the Kingston Art and Music Club, of which Agnes Etherington (1880-1954) was a driving force. She continued to work for the arts in Kingston throughout her life and in her final years, drew up plans to bequeath her house, an elegant Neo-Georgian mansion, to Queen's University for use as a university and community art gallery. The Agnes Etherington Art Centre opened to the public in 1957, with respected artist André Biéler as founding director.

To meet the needs of the gallery's expanding functions, extensions to the building were added in 1962, 1975 and 1978. Most recently, in 2000, an $8M capital campaign project created eight new exhibition spaces totalling 725m2, generous vault storage, a public programs studio, a multi-purpose Atrium, Shop and Art Rental & Sales spaces, and the restored Etherington House, for a total of 1720m2. This first-rate infrastructure supports a program of some 15 exhibitions annually, and a spectrum of artists' talks and performances, public lectures, symposia, workshops, and school and family programs.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of administrative records (1957-1983); Art Circuit files (1957-1963); Gallery Association files (1967-1972); exhibition files (1957-2004); slides of installations (1971-1991); exhibition photographs (1986-1990); photographs of various events held at the AEAC; photographs of the major renovation and extention of the Art Centre (1998-1999); exhibition catalogues (1970-2007).

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston Historical Society, and Mrs. H. Scott.

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  • English

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1001.14
1005.1
1015.1
1163.1
2207.1
2318.27
3615
3616
3737
3740
3741
3741.3
3741.18
3741.27
5090.1
5022.1
SR952-SR1000
SR1009-SR1026
SR1157.1-SR1157.8
V118
V119
V163.23 SE
Queen's Printed Collection
F3 C3.9
F3 C3.8 018

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Restrictions on access

Open; though PLEASE NOTE: the exhibition file series is subject to sections of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

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Copyright provisions may apply. Please consult with an archivist.

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Partial

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Revised

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Description created on 1999/08/27. Last updated 30/11/2016.
Archivist(s): Paul Banfield, Gillian Barlow

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  • English

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  • Shelf: 1001.14
  • Shelf: 1005.1
  • Shelf: 1015.1
  • Shelf: 1163.1
  • Shelf: 2207.1
  • Shelf: 2318.27
  • Shelf: 3615
  • Shelf: 3737
  • Shelf: 3740
  • Shelf: 3741
  • Shelf: 3741.3
  • Shelf: 3741.18
  • Shelf: 3741.27
  • Shelf: 5090.1
  • Shelf: SR952-SR1000
  • Shelf: SR1009-SR1026
  • Shelf: SR1157.1-SR1157.8
  • Shelf: V118
  • Shelf: V119
  • Shelf: V163.23 SE
  • Shelf: Queen's Printed Collection
  • Shelf: F3 C3.9
  • Shelf: F3 C3.8 018
  • Shelf: 3616
  • Shelf: 5022.1