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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free


CAG’s Abraham Rogatnick Library is a reference collection of over 4,000 items consisting of exhibition catalogues, monographs, periodicals and ephemera. Comprising a wide variety of publications drawn from publishers and cultural institutions worldwide, the library is available to the public on a reference basis by appointment.

Please contact us with your research interest(s) so that we can assist you by preparing materials in advance of your visit. We seek to confirm appointments within a two-week period of being contacted; appointments are generally offered on weekends. If you are interested in booking a visit, please call +1 604 681 2700 or email

Abraham Rogatnick (1923-2009) was a member of the Board of Directors of CAG for many years, and the Honorary Chair of the Capital Campaign that established our current facility at 555 Nelson Street. Rogatnick was a dedicated advocate of CAG, recognizing the unique character of the organization's program, frequently noting that it “filled a critical gap that other public and private institutions in the city cannot accommodate.” In recognition of his longstanding dedication and support, the organization's library was named in his honour following his passing in 2009.