Gift of Art

Timeline of Gift of Art donations

The Gift of Art

Philanthropic investments of more than $60 million in the arts will enable Queen’s students and researchers to better protect and understand the world’s cultural treasures.

Visitors walk around the Agnes Etherington

$40-Million Gift for the Agnes and New Home for the Bader Collection

A $40-million (USD) gift from Bader Philanthropies, Inc., will revitalize and expand the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and has the potential to create one of the largest university art museums in Canada. 

Million Dollar Gift

A $1-million gift from The Jarislowsky Foundation will bring leading-edge technology to Canada and help to preserve some of the country’s most important works of art.

The Gift of Art: A photo of performers on stage at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts

Gift to Help the Isabel Foster a More Inclusive Community

A $3.5-million gift in honour of the late Jennifer Velva Bernstein, Artsci’89, will help the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts host more world class performers and emerging artists from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

New Bader Chair to Help Queen’s Become a World Leader in Art Conservation

University to recruit a top scholar to the university to work in imaging science, an emerging field that is revolutionizing art conservation. 

Million Dollar Gift Will Revolutionize Art Conservation at Queen’s

Donation from The Jarislowsky Foundation allows Queen’s to acquire leading-edge technology that will be the only of its kind in Canada.

Man playing cello

Fostering the Next Generation of Artists

Eight Canadian classical musicians will soon be getting both through the Bader and Overton Canadian Cello Competition, which takes place June 24-27 and will stream live across the country on CBC Music.