All public tours are Free with Museum admission.
2 p.M. / Tuesday through Sunday
Enhance your afternoon visit to the galleries with a 50-minute docent-led tour of the Museum Collection and selected special exhibitions. Meet in the lobby.
Lunchtime Tours – 30 min.
12:30 p.m. / Tuesday through Friday
Enhance your afternoon visit to the galleries with a 30-minute docent-led tour of the Museum Collection. Meet in the lobby.
Art After Dark Tours
5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. / Thursdays
Visit the Museum with your friends and enjoy discounted admission and a 50-minute docent-led tour for groups of 15 or more. To increase the breadth and diversity of group tour selections, the following choices have been added for the summer:
Portraits and the Stories They Tell (50 min., for groups up to 60 people/three docents)
Since the Renaissance, portraitists have flaunted convention. In addition to representing people of different walks of life, artists have used this genre to explore new styles, symbolize social change, or evoke universal concepts. This tour features works by American and European masters such as van Dyck, Renoir, and Picasso, as well as works by Lucian Freud, Mary Cassatt, Dorothea Lange, and Salvador Dalí featured in the Museum’s summer series, Masterpiece of the Month.
The Artists of Paris (50 min., groups up to 40/two docents)
Through the 19th and 20th centuries, artists flocked to Paris to complete their training, launch their careers, and, hopefully, influence the art world. The transformation of this ancient city into a modern metropolis served as the backdrop for a host of artistic innovations. This tour examines some of these artists and innovations through works in the Museum Collection. Painters and sculptors such as Americans Childe Hassam and Alexander Calder as well as Monet, Soutine, and others are included.
New York, New York (50 min., groups up to 40/two docents)
Thanks to the Museum’s founders, Ralph and Elizabeth Norton, the Museum Collection holds great works by artists who depicted life in New York through the first half of the 20th century. More recent acquisitions to the Collection tell the story of New York’s role as capital of the art world in recent decades. Artists examined on this tour may include New York Realists George Bellows and Edward Hopper, as well as modernists such as Stuart Davis and Jackson Pollock, among others.
Women in the Arts (50 min., groups up to 60/three docents)
Some of the roles women have played in the arts over the centuries include: Subjects of the “male gaze;” artists in their own right; great patrons. This tour examines diverse works, from Joshua Reynolds’ portrait of London’s daring aristocrat, Jane, Duchess of Gordon, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s modern visions of everyday life, to dramatic and innovative works by contemporary artists such as Lynda Benglis, Beth Lipman, and Teresita Fernández.
Art and Nature (50 min., groups up to 60/three docents)
From the first clay pot to contemporary outdoor sculptures, artists have interacted with their environment. This tour spans the Museum Collection, considering the ways artists have used remarkable materials such as jade, amber, and glass and also will focus on the development of landscape painting from the Renaissance to the present. The tour features artists from China and old European Masters as well as Monet, O’Keeffe, and Chihuly.
To arrange a tour please contact Sonia Latalladi at (561) 832-5196 x 1171 or use our online inquiry form at least two weeks in advance of your planned visit.* Discounted adult group tour admission is $10 per person. Group rates are available at Fratelli Lyon for lunch before or after your tour. To arrange lunch for your group please contact Fratelli Lyon at (561) 832-5196 x 1123.
The Museum offers free admission for K-12 student school group tours. Coordinating lesson plans that meet New Generation Sunshine State Standards and/or National Standards are often available. For more information or to book a tour please contact Carole Gutterman, Associate Curator of Education, at (561) 832-5196 x1198, or use the online contact form to send Carole an email.*
Tours for college groups can be arranged by contacting Jessica Kennedy, Assistant Curator of Education, at (561) 832-5196 x 1132, or use the online contact form to send Jessica an email.*
Summer Camp Tours
Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture
Each two-hour experience includes a 40-minute art project, a 40-minute Museum tour, and a 30-minute LEGO® building activity. This program is designed for children ages 5 to 13.
Campers will step up to the classroom “drafting table” to create a unique paper skyscraper. Afterward, they’ll share in a gallery tour inspired by the special exhibition, Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture. Then, “aspiring architects” get an opportunity to build their creation in a LEGO® brick activity area!
For more information or to book a tour please contact Marcy Koch, Assistant Curator of Education Outreach and Family Programs, at (561)832-5196 x 1196.
* Please note, private tours are not booked until you receive a confirmation.