- Overview and Highlights
- African Art
- American Decorative Arts
- American Paintings and Sculpture
- Ancient Art
- Art of the Ancient Americas
- Arts of Islam
- Asian Art
- Coins and Medals
- European Art
- Indo-Pacific Art
- Modern and Contemporary Art
- Prints and Drawings
- Search the Collection
- Join and Support
Groups of adults can explore the Gallery’s collections and exhibitions on guided tours led by our teaching staff or on self-guided tours on their own. Whether you want to gain an overview of the highlights of our collection or explore a specific topic, a guided tour can be tailored to your interests.
Guided Tours for Adult Groups
Guided tours for adult groups are led by the Gallery’s teaching staff, who have significant experience leading tours for diverse audiences. Highlights tours provide an introduction to the collection and buildings. You may tailor your tour to focus on a single collection area, or choose a theme that incorporates selections from various collections. Guided tours can also focus on a current special exhibition. Guided tours last one hour and may be scheduled to take place Tuesday through Friday between 10:30 am and 4:00 pm, based on availability. Reservations must be made three weeks in advance.
Guided tours can accommodate a maximum of 45 adults per tour, per hour. Groups will be divided into smaller groups of 15 within the galleries.
To request a guided tour, please complete and submit the registration form. If you are bringing a group from a college or university, please visit our page for Colleges and Universities.Register
Self-Guided Tours for Adult Groups
If your group prefers to visit the Gallery without one of our teaching staff leading the tour, you may also schedule a self-guided tour. Scheduling your visit helps us ensure that the galleries and collection areas you want to see will be available to you. Self-guided visits may be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday between 10:30 am and 4:00 pm, and Sunday between 1:00 and 4:00 pm, based on availability. Reservations must be made three weeks in advance.
Group leaders may schedule a self-guided visit for a maximum of 30 adults at no charge. Groups must be divided into smaller groups of 15 within the galleries.To request a time for a self-guided visit for an adult group, please complete and submit the registration form.Register