Plan an academic tour of our renowned collections or special exhibitions. These seminar-style sessions are specifically designed for college and university students—both undergraduate and graduate—and use objected-based inquiry, tested strategies in critical thinking, and close-looking to create new learning opportunities, whether you are teaching Introduction to Art History or Criminal Law.
See below for a full list of guided tour options. (In addition to our educator-led tours, we welcome you and your college or university students to explore our galleries independently on a self-guided visit.)
We recommend registering at least three weeks in advance. We will reply to your request within two weeks.
Arts of Africa Our Arts of Africa collection is currently undergoing conservation.
Arts of Ancient Egypt See how the artworks of ancient Egypt reflect its geography, beliefs, and sociopolitical systems.
Arts of the Ancient World Interpret and analyze artifacts to compare the social and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions of ancient Egypt, Assyria, and Asia.
Arts of North, Central, and South America Learn about the historical and contemporary practices of indigenous artists across the Americas, and how their works of art intersect with technology, history, and beliefs.
Arts of Korea Examine what makes our pioneering collection of Korean art one of the most important in the United States.
Arts of the United States The history of the United States encompasses many groups of people including Native Americans, enslaved Africans, and European colonizers and immigrants, as well as their descendants. Delve into this complex history as told through paintings and decorative arts in our American Art galleries.
Curatorial Choices Investigate the curatorial choices in our American and European galleries that expand the canon and challenge dominant narratives.
The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago Explore the legacy and impact of Judy Chicago’s seminal work The Dinner Party (1974–79) within both feminist art and women’s movements, past and present.
SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOURS
Tour one of our dynamic and thought-provoking special exhibitions with a museum educator.
Activism and Art: Social Movements Discover how artists are influenced by and contribute to social movements like civil rights, feminism, environmentalism, and more.
Activism and Art: Constructing Identity Consider how the concept of identity is expressed, constructed, and translated through works of art from around the world.
Art and the Environment Explore the ways in which artists draw on natural and urban environments to dialogue with issues of industrialization, globalization, and place.
Art and Writing Investigate the creative and critical aspects of art and writing to address their descriptive, reflective, and analytical possibilities, or consider ways that writing has been used as a visual and narrative art form across cultures and centuries.
Careers in Art Museums Analyze our exhibitions through the lens of the multiple professional roles that contribute to their execution.
Expanding Narratives Participate in in-depth conversations about objects in our collection that challenge mainstream narratives about a variety of issues.
Feminisms Critically investigate exhibitions and works of art through the lens of feminist critique.
Methods of Inquiry in an Art Museum Experience different methods for observing, analyzing, and interpreting works of art and connect these approaches to methodologies across disciplines.
Want to create a specially themed tour for your students? Whether you are teaching Women’s History or Museum Studies, we’re happy to work with you one-on-one to develop a customized tour that meets your academic goals.