1930 First Student Visits to the Art Gallery of Toronto

  • A Public School Class at the Art Gallery

    The Art Gallery of Ontario and Toronto Schools

    In 1930, semi-annual visits to the Art Gallery of Toronto (later the Art Gallery of Ontario) for all Grades 7 and 8 public school students were initiated. A teacher appointed by the Toronto Board of Education toured the children and interpreted the works of exhibitions of the time. The popular program saw as many as 25,000 students a year. Today, the Art Gallery of Ontario continues its relationship with school boards through innovative programming and school visits.

    Photographer unknown

    Black and white photograph

    2012.X.798

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    Black and white photo of woman standing beside painting of cows as student group listens to her.