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Rembrandt Unveiling at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre


As one of Canada’s most respected art galleries and a significant player in the national scene, the  Agnes Etherington Art Centre situated in the vibrant historic campus of Queen’s University is starting the season with the unveiling of a new crowning acquisition.

Rembrandt Unveiling at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
{Media gather at the unveiling of a Rembrandt masterpiece - a great moment for the Agnes Etherington Art Centre}

The community is now home to Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo for the first time since its arrival at the Agnes last fall. The masterpiece was donated late last year by two of Queen’s most generous benefactors Alfred and Isabel Bader and is now the third painting by Rembrandt included in the art centre’s Bader Collection. The addition of this piece plays quite the significant role in terms of recognition, pride and attracting more visitors to the city. The collection distinguishes the Agnes amongst others as it allows for analysis of evolution of painting style and as a master of conveying human character, Rembrandt allows for a sense of closeness between the observer.

So whether you are a student, an art lover or simply appreciate great talent - the Agnes is a place to unplug for the afternoon and relish in your surroundings. Thanks to the Agnes they have now eliminated admission costs to allow you a wonderful opportunity to experience and enjoy world renowned art work.

Rembrandt Unveiling at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
{Jan Allen, director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Dr. Jacquelyn N. Coutré, Bader Curator and Researcher of European Art at the Agnes}

Rembrandt Unveiling at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
{The newest Rembrandt masterpiece - Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo, 1658}

Rembrandt Unveiling at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
{The new addition joins two other works by Rembrandt, Head of an Old Man in a Cap, 1630 featured above and Head of a Man in a Turban, 1661 in the gallery’s permanent collection}

Rembrandt Unveiling at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

The new painting is on display to the public starting April 29 with an opening reception at 6:30pm along with the launch of various other must-see exhibitions at the gallery. 

Where: Queen's University 36 University Avenue Kingston, Ontario

Admission is now free to the gallery.

For more information visit: www.agnes.queensu.ca

- xoxo
Rosalyn Gambhir
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