Docent-led tours | Writer's Eye tours | Family Weekend tours
Graduation Weekend tours | Reunion Weekend tours
Docent-led group tours
Interactive tours of our special exhibitions and permanent collection galleries are offered by University student and community docents trained in the inquiry method of museum education. These tours are designed to increase visual literacy and art appreciation. They can also be planned to reflect subjects addressed in the classroom, or specific interests of visitors.
Both docent-led tours and self-guided group tours of 6 or more must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. To schedule a tour, please complete the Tour booking form and return it by email. The tour coordinator will contact you to confirm the availability of your requested date and time, and will email your completed Tour booking form with contact information for your docent.
Please allow one hour for your tour: 15 minutes for greeting and dismissal and 45 minutes for the gallery tour.
Kris Iden, Tour Coordinator
School group tour booking form (pdf) >
Adult group tour booking form (pdf) >
Directions for unloading, parking, and loading buses (pdf) >
General car parking map (not for school or large bus groups) (pdf) >
Visitation guidelines (pdf) >
Elements of Art (pdf) > [Coming soon]
Writer's Eye 2010 tours
Docent-led tours for Writer's Eye incorporate English and Art SOLs, and encourage students to look at art through the writer's lens. Both docent-led and self-guided tours for Writer's Eye must be scheduled in advance, and early scheduling is recommended. For information about booking tours for this program visit: Writer's Eye 2010 >
To schedule a tour, please complete the top portion of the Tour Confirmation Form, and include 2nd and 3rd choices for dates, and return by email. The tour coordinator will contact you to confirm the availability of dates and times. Once the tour coordinator secures docents to lead your tours, you will receive the completed Tour Confirmation Form by email.
Writer's Eye 2010 tour schedule
September 13 – November 5
9:15–10 am tour | 10–10:30 am writing
10:45–11:30 am tour |11:30 am – 12 pm writing
12:15–1 pm tour | 1–1:30 pm writing
1:45 2:30 pm tour | 2:30–3 pm writing
Groups are asked to arrive 10–15 minutes before their scheduled tour.
Saturday, November 29
Visitors for Family Weekend are invited to enjoy the Museum's special exhibitions. Tours begin at 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.
Saturday, May 19
Students and their families are invited to enjoy a Saturday Special Tour. All of the Museum's exhibitions will be open for visitors from 12-5 pm.
Reunion weekend tours
Saturday, June 2
Alumni visiting for Reunions Weekend are invited to enjoy gallery tours given by Museum docents. Tours begin at 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm.