Art and Wellness Speaker Series: Art and Wellness in Museums

Agnes Etherinton Art Centre at Queen's University

Kingston, ON

Livestream Adult Museum Visual arts

Art and Wellness in Museums with Stephen Legari and Melissa Smith Presented virtually as part of Culture Days Canada, this speaker series welcomes those working in art and wellness, and those looking to learn more, to a supportive and safe environment for learning about the transformative potential of the arts within communities. Experts in the fields of community building, social prescriptions, creativity, museum wellness, craft and Indigenous practice will address innovative art and wellness programs and engagements in practice across museums, hospitals, art studios and community gathering spaces. The talks in this series are free, and the events will take place on Zoom. Register to save your spot. “When the Museum Cares” with Stephen Legari Museums the world over are increasingly becoming locations for activities in health, well-being and even therapy. This presentation will focus on the evolution of programming in the department of Education and Well-Being at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The presentation will include case studies, different approaches, testimonials and artwork from a variety of co-created community partnerships. Attendees will be invited to participate in a reflective experiential using a sample of artwork from the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. “Access to Art” with Melissa Smith The conversation will provide an overview of the AGO Access Programs, focusing on the importance of co-creation, advocacy in bureaucratic structures, and change management. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area.

Fri 09 Oct
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a research-intensive art museum located on the historic campus of Queen’s University. It illuminates the great artistic traditions of the past and the innovations of the present through year-round programs of exhibitions and outreach activities staged across nine beautiful galleries, the Biéler Studio, and assorted public spaces including the gracious period rooms of the historic Etherington House. As a space of display, innovation and exchange, Agnes is an experiential learning space for diverse disciplines at Queen’s, and the public gallery for Kingston and region. Its superb collections—numbering over 17,000 works include cutting-edge contemporary art and fine examples of Canadian historical art, Indigenous art and artifacts, and material culture including the Collection of Canadian Dress and the Lang Collection of African Art. The Bader Collection, comprising over 500 works with a focus on seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting, including one portrait and three exquisite character studies by Rembrandt.


36 University Ave

Kingston, ON

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