Join and Give

Help us sustain and enhance our capacity for innovation and amplify the impact of the art we champion through inspiring exhibitions, public programs and academic engagement programs.

We cannot achieve this vision without the support of benefactors like you.

Our work at Agnes is driven by the belief that encounters with original works of art contribute to understanding the world, ourselves and others. For the Queen’s community, the gallery and its programs are an inspiring research resource, a refuge of aesthetic sustenance, a ceremonial and social gathering place, and a creative laboratory of visual culture for students and faculty across many disciplines. For the wider community, it is a cultural beacon for art lovers that connects them with art and artists, deep knowledge of wider art movements, and with one another.

Become a Member

Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s membership program reaches out to all who are passionate about art—on campus, in the community, and beyond.

Members sustain and advance Agnes as a leading art museum and social hub. Join now to be involved in the work of the gallery, and to connect with artists and art through learning, creation and participation.

Membership benefits include bulletins and newsletters; discounted access to fee-based courses, programs and ticketed events; discounts on publication purchases; and invitations to special members’ events with visiting artists, curators and scholars. Curator’s Circle and Director’s Circle Members enjoy additional behind-the-scenes access and annual recognition events. Agnes members can also participate in reciprocal benefits and admissions offered through the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

Membership types: all memberships include a designated free member

Adult $60
Long Distance (+100 km) $30
Senior (60+) $30
Student (12+) $20
Curator’s Circle $250
Director’s Circle $1000


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Tax receipts will be issued for Curator’s Circle and Director’s Circle memberships at $190 and $940 respectively.

“Joining Agnes as a member helps people feel like stakeholders in their community organizations. It’s important for art galleries to have a diverse membership base that represents all of Kingston. The gallery is a welcoming space and it’s important for community members to feel that the art gallery is theirs.”

Make a Donation

The superb collections and programs of Agnes depend on the generosity of our donors.

Please join the many Agnes members, Queen’s alumni, faculty and staff, community members and friends who believe in the transformational power of art by making a gift today.

Your donation may be directed to support studio and gallery-based programs for children, youth and adults; to fund conservation treatment of works of art in our collections; to enable creative learning opportunities for Queen’s students and community groups; or to help bring art to life through exhibitions and events such as artists’ talks, tours, screenings, special events, and symposia.

If you have any questions about how to make a gift or about options for giving, please contact Anna Samulak, Senior Development Officer, Arts at (613) 533.6000 x 78280 or anna.samulak@queensu.ca.

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Making a planned gift is a thoughtful way to support Agnes collections and programs, creating a legacy that will inspire art lovers, students and researchers for generations to come.

Every painting and artifact is a lesson in the making, a repository of cultural knowledge and a springboard to understanding.

Please visit Queen’s Gift Planning link for information on making a planned gift and making the most of your legacy.

If you have already included Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University in your estate plans or if you have any questions, please get in touch with Anna Samulak, Senior Development Officer, Arts at (613) 533.6000 x 78280 or anna.samulak@queensu.ca.

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