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Special Exhibition Tours | Focus Tours | Techniques Tours

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 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
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:


Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating

April - 12, 13, 18, 20 at noon


Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature

April - 12, 13, 18, 20, 30 at noon


Heavenly Bodies

April - 11, 16, 22, 24, 29 at noon; 13, 20, 27 at 2pm
May - 4, 7, 11, 15, 17, 18, 23, 25 at noon


Focus Tours:


Asian Collection

April - 17 at noon; 27 at 1pm


European Collection

April - 26 at noon


Techniques Tours:


April - 4, 10, 15, 19, 23, 27 at noon; 6, 13, 20 at 1 pm



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