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Thursday Tour at Agnes

Thursday, July 18, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
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Drop-in for a free, lunch-hour exhibition tour featuring Stepping Out: Clothes for a Gallery Goer. A friendly and informed community docent will meet you in the Atrium before the guided gallery tour.

Gallery going emerged as a public pleasure in Canada in the late nineteenth century and continues (as we strongly believe at the Agnes!) to be an engaging cultural activity. Stepping Out proposes outfits and accessories that one might wear to an art museum—perhaps to an exhibition opening, at a children’s event, for a study session, or on a Sunday afternoon. Drawing upon the Queen’s University Collection of Canadian Dress, the exhibition features clothing, from the 1860s to 1970s, stepping through gallery spaces and intermingling with contemporaneous works of art. Talented unknown dressmakers are highlighted alongside Canadian and international designers such as El Jamon, Elsie Densem, Jonathan Logan and Zandra Rhodes. From walking sticks and moody landscapes to mod dresses and video art, many objects are on view for the first time. Come and imagine yourself in a different pair of shoes.


Kate Yüksel, Communications Coordinator
613 533 6000 x77049
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