Fall Season Launch: 15 September 2016
Treasures and Tales celebrates Queen’s University’s 175th anniversary with significant works of art and archival documents from the university’s early collections. These rarely seen objects harbour intriguing tales about how they came to Kingston and why they found a home at Queen’s. Held until the early twentieth century in various museums, libraries and offices across campus, these objects eventually formed the foundation of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Queen’s University Archives collections.
Find out more about the works in the exhibition here.
Special support for this exhibition has been provided by the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, Queen’s University.
Guy Kakarook and Joe Austin (attributed), Engraved Mammoth Tusk, (detail), around 1896, ivory and pigment. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, The Constantine Collection, Gift of Agnes Etherington, 1929 (M70-017)
A. A. Chesterfield, Inuk Woman Carrying Her Child in Her Amautik, 1902–1904, Modern print from original glass negative, Queen’s University Archives, Kingston
Arthur Lismer, Quebec Village (Saint-Hilarion), 1926, oil on canvas. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University. Gift of H. S. Southam, 1949 (00-094)