Private Group Tours

Private tours are a perfect way for social, business, or educational groups to experience the Museum together. All adult group tours are led by docents, last 50 minutes, and require at least 15 people.

Fill out the online registration form or contact Diego Gutierrez at (561) 832-5196 x 1113, or online inquiry form, at least three weeks before your planned visit.

10 AM and 11 AM / Tuesday through Saturday  
(Enjoy early access to the galleries before the Museum opens to the public at noon.)
1 PM / Tuesday through Sunday

Admission is free to all visitors. There is a limit of 20 visitors per docent, and a maximum group size of 40 visitors, exhibition permitting, for all private tours. 

A tour reservation is required.  Your tour is not reserved until you receive a letter confirming your requested date, time, and tour theme.

Self-guided tour groups must contact the Norton in advance to schedule their visits. Please use the online contact form or call (561) 832-5196 x1194 to schedule your visit.


Group Lunch

Have a relaxing lunch after your tour at one of the Museum’s local restaurant partners listed below. Please be sure to book your lunch reservation at least three weeks in advance.

Serenity Garden Tea House & Café
Contact Audrey Farrelly at (561) 655-3911 or email
Lunch service begins at 11:30 AM (tea, desserts, late lunch available until 6 PM)

Contact Elizabeth Davis at (561) 227-3511, ext. 222
Lunch available 11:30 AM - 3 PM


Museum Collection 

(Up to 40 visitors; more than 20 visitors requires two docents)

Discover and discuss great works by European and American artists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Edward Hopper, as well as masterworks of Chinese and Contemporary Art. Learn about the artworks and the artists who created them.

(Up to 40 visitors, more than 20 visitors requires two docents)

From Impressionism to Surrealism and beyond, modern art has often puzzled viewers. Yet, the art of the past 150 years has been a remarkable adventure, as exciting and challenging as the scientific, technological, and cultural changes that accompanied it. Find out how modern art relates to its time and to us all.

Extraordinary women   
(Up to 40 visitors, more than 20 visitors requires two docents)

From ancient myths to the courts of Europe, extraordinary women have been muses and patrons for thousands of artists. Stories of women as artists in their own right have only been told more recently. On this tour, discover women who shaped art from antiquity to today as muses, artists, and patrons.


Ways of Seeing
(Up to 20 visitors, one docent)

On this tour, slow down, take a deep breath, and look closely at three or four works of art designed to increase awareness and offer a deeper understanding of artworks through guided observation and convivial conversation.  Perfect for groups seeking a relaxed experience, gallery seating is provided. 

Choose from one of these three tour options:

            Ways of Seeing: Power
            Ways of Seeing: Belief
            Ways of Seeing: Beauty


Special Exhibition 


Nov. 10, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017

 (Up to 20 visitors, one docent)

A panel of world-renowned artists has nominated the photographers whose art is on view in this exhibition. One of the artists will be awarded the $20,000 Rudin Prize at the conclusion of the exhibition. See their remarkable photo-based art, and vote for your favorite artist during your tour.

Organized by the Norton Museum of Art

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of Ms. Beth Rudin DeWoody and the Photography Committee of the Norton Museum of Art.

With additional support provided by The Gioconda and Joseph King Endowment for Exhibitions



Feb. 4 - April 16, 2017

(Up to 20 visitors, one docent)

Since 2011, the Norton has celebrated contemporary women artists through a series of exhibitions called RAW – Recognition of Art by Women. This year, encounter the work of contemporary abstract painter Svenya Deininger and consider her refined approach to painting in relation to other works on view in the Museum Collection.

This tour is offered in conjunction with RAW – Recognition of Art by Women – made possible by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund/MLDauray Arts Initiative.




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