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


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