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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Admission always free

Today's hours
12 pm - 6 pm

CAG in the Classroom

Our learning programs are designed to highlight key themes and ideas in the gallery’s exhibitions in ways that are accessible and stimulating to students of all ages, abilities and interest levels.

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The Contemporary Art Gallery offers engaging arts programs for students from K-12. Led by experienced staff, participants explore CAG exhibitions through guided observation and facilitated discussion. Utilizing inquiry-based learning strategies, students and teachers are encouraged to critically reflect upon the power of contemporary art to engage with diverse themes, perspectives and complex ideas.

Community, College and University Groups

We offer bespoke guided exhibition tours for university and college classes, ELL groups, and mission-driven community groups. Our tours are participant-centered and inquiry-driven, connecting participant knowledge and experience with new skills for interpreting, conceptualizing and making involved with contemporary art. Tours are suitable for groups with any level of knowledge or experience of visual art.

Program Options

Guided Program | 1-2 hours

This guided program involves an insightful, inquiry-based exploration of our current exhibitions allowing for creative learning and encouraging the development of key transferable skills such as problem solving, communication and literacy.

School Tours | 30-60 minutes

If you’re interested in booking a tour for your group or class please contact Tours can be booked Monday to Friday starting from 9 am.


CAG in the Classroom programs are made possible through the generous support of Shauna Woolley.