Art Gallery


Regular Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday by appointment  for group bookings

Gallery News

Current Exhibition

“In Our Time: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt (1942-1947)”

Opening Reception: Friday, June 9th from 6:00- 8:00 pm

Closing Date: Friday, August 11th at 4:00pm

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s Josh Silburt published more than a thousand political and sports cartoons in major newspapers across Canada. Silburt was also the editorial cartoonist at the Sydney Post Record (now the Cape Breton Post) in the mid-1940s. The exhibition will highlight some of the issues that continue to shape Cape Breton culture.

Image credits: “Our Victory Garden”, Josh Silburt (1945) Toronto Telegram

The Permanent Collection is now online!

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Volunteering Opportunity

Are you thinking about volunteer opportunities for the new school year? The CBU Art Gallery offers a great opportunity for students to get involved with the arts here in Cape Breton! Creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and helping with exhibitions and events are all things you could be doing to help out our local art gallery. For more information on volunteering in the gallery contact our general inquiries email 


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Art Gallery Front Desk

Phone: 902.563.1342

Catherine Arseneau
Director, Cultural Resources

Office: CE-271-A

Phone: 902.563.1326