John Wood and Paul Harrison, installation view from ‘I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW IT’, Contemporary Art Gallery, February 12 – April 24, 2016. Photography by SITE Photography

CAG announces the launch of CAG in the Classroom in a dramatic expansion of our organization’s learning programs

Photography by Four Eyes Portraits

The Contemporary Art Gallery is thrilled to announce the launch of CAG in the Classroom in a dramatic expansion of our organization’s school programs.

In addition to our well attended in-gallery tours, workshops and longer term projects such as A New Path to the Waterfall and Processus, an extraordinary gift from leading CAG patron Shauna Woolley has enabled us to launch a new, intensive multi-visit engagement led by artists and CAG curators, and spanning both gallery and classroom sites.

Our new four-part program, which begins with a gallery tour at CAG to introduce students to artists’ ideas, materials and modes of working, continues with three artist-led, exploratory, experimental, in-classroom sessions. Tethering the gallery and classroom together, this initiative offers students direct connections with CAG’s extensive network of contemporary artists and our Learning Curators’ expertise. It will to allow our organization to respond nimbly to specific classroom needs, with individualized art-making connected directly to curriculum and propelled by student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking.

With Woolley’s generous gift, all CAG in the Classroom programs can be subsidized on a sliding scale, with sessions offered free to public schools in underserved communities.

Further information on application process for the four part program will be forthcoming on our website.