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Our Approach

The PHI Foundation’s Education Department offers inclusive programming and a variety of pedagogical resources that encourage the exploration of contemporary art. The education team’s pedagogical approach is rooted in the pedagogy of movement and reflexive analysis that draws on diverse perspectives. With accessibility to contemporary art at the core of our approach, we expand the notion of movement to include multiple dimensions: somatic, affective, emotional and intellectual. Each year, the education team engages with thousands of participants from schools, academic institutions, community groups, language schools and the general public. We offer group visits, creative activities, events, special projects and collaborations.

Current Exhibitions

PHI Fondation Boyce Web Thumb




May 3 September 8

The PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present the North American premiere of FEELING HER WAY by Sonia Boyce DBE RA

Exhibition Contemporary Art
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Rajni Perera and Marigold Santos: Efflorescence/The Way We Wake

May 3 September 8

The PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Rajni Perera and Marigold Santos: Efflorescence/The Way We Wake, an exhibition featuring recent paintings and sculptures produced by each artist from 2021 to 2024

Exhibition Contemporary Art

What We Offer


Accessibility and inclusion of all individuals is of the utmost importance at the PHI Foundation. The Education Department is dedicated to working with groups of all abilities to develop a sense of connection to contemporary art through various means of movement: intellectual, emotional, physical. With an approach based on respect and care, we view learning as a mutually engaging force. 

Group Visits

The Education Department offers on-site group visits and online virtual animations for school groups from elementary to university, community groups, language schools and the general public. The group visit can be combined with a creative activity.

Create + Reflect

The Education Department offers creative activities and accompanying resources on site and online. Creative activities are designed by local artists. We also offer an Activity Kit for families and elementary schools. Our Movements resource offers articles, exploration questions and video clips on key themes related to the current exhibition.

Our Writing

Our innovative pedagogical approach has been the subject of several contributions to peer-reviewed journals. To read our reflections on this topic, check out the following articles:

Experimenting Interpretation: Methods for Developing and Guiding a “Vibrant Visit” (Journal of Museum Education, Volume 46, No. 3, September 2, 2021)
Concepts in Movement: A poetry-based method for group visits within contemporary art exhibitions (Canadian Review of Art Education, December 11, 2021)
Nada Act 1: A String Architecture (Canadian Review of Art Education, December 11, 2021) 
Embodied Dialogue: Group Learning and Collaboration at DHC Art Foundation for Contemporary Art (Muséologies, Volume 9, No. 1, 2018)

Book an On-Site Guided Group Visit

 General Public and Families (10 people or more)
 School, CEGEP and University Groups 
 Community Groups

We can accommodate groups between 10 and 60 people.

Spring/Summer 2024 Schedule
From May 8, 2024 to September 6, 2024
Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Contact Us

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 5 PM

    465 Saint-Jean Street
    Montréal (Quebec) H2Y 2R5
    514 849-3742 ext. 4219
    [email protected]

The Education Team