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During your visit to the Museum, you are invited to join a docent-led gallery tour. Gallery tours are informative and eye-opening. They provide an opportunity to experience and discuss a selection of artworks in a relaxed, informal setting. Gallery tours are free with Museum admission, and begin in the lobby at the State Street entrance. 

To book a docent-led tour for an adult group, please call 884-6423 or email groupvisits@sbma.net. Tours are free with admission.
To book a school tour (Grades K-College) please refer to our Schools & Teachers page or call 884-6457 or email schoolprograms@sbma.net.
School Tours, over 5 students, require a reservation and are completely free.

 

Docent-Led Tours of Special Exhibitions
Daily at noon. Focus tours explore a special exhibition or particular collection such as Antiquities, American, Asian, European, Modern and Contemporary art or Photography. Please meet at the State Street entrance.

 

An Overview of the Collection:

 


Daily at 1pm

Highlight tours cover a variety of works from the Museum's collection. Please meet at the State Street entrance.

 


Special Exhibition Tours:
 
 


Daumier Reveals All: Inside the Artist’s Studio

   October – 10 at noon
   November – 5, 19 at noon
   December – 13, 30 at 1:00pm

 
Art to Zoo: Exploring Animal Natures

   October – 4, 9, 12, 22, 29 at noon; 19 at 2:00pm
   November – 2, 9, 13, 16 at noon; 30 at 2:00pm
   December – 2, 6, 17, 26 at noon; 14th at 2:00pm


Contemporary/Modern: Selections from the Permanent Collection

   October – 17, 24, 30 at noon; 5, 12 at 2:00pm
   November – 6, 22, 25, 30 at noon
   December – 5, 10, 18 at noon; 21, 28 at 2:00pm

Focus Tours:

 

Asian Collection

   October – 7, 16, 31 at noon
   November – 7, 15, 21 at noon; 2 at 2:00pm
   December – 4, 12, 21, 27 at noon

 


European Collection

   October – 3, 8, 18, 21 at noon
   November
 – 1, 14, 26 at noon
   December – 11, 14, 20, 31 at 1:00pm


Sculpture

   October – 1, 11, 15 at noon
   November
 – 20, 29 at noon; 23 at 2:00pm
   December – 16, 23 at noon

 


Portraits

   October – 2, 5, 14, 19, 23, 25 at noon

   November – 4, 8, 12, 23, 28 at noon
   December
 – 3, 7, 9, 19, 24, 28 at noon

 

 
     
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