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Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Ranked #25 of 105 things to do in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

This institution is the best art museum between Toronto and Montreal (not including Ottawa). The old Dutch collection donated by Dr. Bader is especially noteworthy. They continually mount exhibits of challenging Canadian artists - contemporary and historic - as well.

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Reviewed 20 May 2012

This gallery deserves a visit. It's away from the city centre and might be easy to miss, though it's located on the campus of Queen's University. The exhibits change regularly, and range from historical artifacts of Kingston, to 16th century Dutch paintings, to African masks and sculptures (just to give a few examples). There is something for every art lover, and also many exhibits challenge visitors to learn more and to stretch their tastes.

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Reviewed 12 January 2012

This is a relatively small gallery space, but the collection is impressive and they mount interesting special exhibits. If you happen to be in Kingston, or visiting Queen's University, it is definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 August 2011

I have visited the Art Center twice now and both times have been delightful. The first time was for a high school class trip to see an exhibit on electronic waste. My last visit was this month to see all of the exhibits being offered at the time. They change regularly so that provides reason to make many visits. All of the pieces of art are astounding and many of them have remarkable stories. Some paintings date back to the early 1600s
(Bader exhibit) . The best part of the Art Centre is the house that is attached to the building and was Agnes Etherington's. It is a little gem that takes you back in time and features a piano that allows people to play it on Saturday afternoons. Another great element is that the Art Centre has an art rental place for anyone that is interested. Students are FREE, as well as children and Thursday's are free admission days. Overall, this is a must see as it is a highly respected centre.

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Reviewed 19 February 2010

All I can see about this museum is that it is one of the most attractive museums I have ever visited. I have been there for three times and still want to revisit the centre.

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