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From the editor: On Alfred Bader's legacy

From the editor: On Alfred Bader's legacy

[photo of foliage on Queen's campus]
[photo of child and adult looking at a Rembrandt painting]
Photo: Garrett Elliott

This is one of my favourite photos taken at the 2016 exhibition unveiling Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. This moment in time captures the inspiration behind Alfred Bader’s many philanthropic gifts to Queen’s: the desire to make art accessible to the community. I encourage all of our readers to visit the Agnes and see the Rembrandts (and other pieces in The Bader Collection) in person. While photos are lovely, there’s nothing quite like the experience of studying a beautiful work of art for yourself.

There aren’t enough pages in this issue to capture all the many ways Dr. Bader supported and transformed Queen’s. While we focus in our cover story on his transformational gifts to the university, there are many other stories to tell. I’ve reposted some stories from past issues of the Review in our online issue. And I’m sure that many of our readers will have their own stories to share as well, whether it is about time spent at the Bader International Study Centre, a scholarship that opened up new opportunities, or the chance to do research with one of the Bader Chairs at Queen’s.

 

Andrea Gunn, Editor
review@queensu.ca 613.533.6000 ext. 77016


This summer, I’ll be asking our readers to participate in our 2019 Queen’s Alumni Review readership survey. We do this email survey every three years or so in order to check in with our readers, to find out what they like, and what we can improve upon. I’ll provide more information in our May issue.

[cover image of Queen's Alumni Review issue 1, 2019, showing a photo of Alfred Bader]