Tour the Museum

Krannert Art Museum tours are designed to provide in-depth explorations of the concepts, stories, and conversations sparked by works of art on display in the museum.

Guided Group Tours

Virtual tours over Zoom are currently available. To schedule a guided virtual tour, please Submit a Virtual Tour Request.

Guided tours of Krannert Art Museum will resume at the start of the Fall 2021 semester. Please check back for details.

Self-guided Exploration

Groups of 7 or fewer may explore anytime the museum is open. The goal of a museum visit is to look closely, think critically about the works of art, and formulate your own interpretations based on the contextual information provided in the gallery.

Make the Most of your Visit to KAM

As you explore the museum's collection galleries and special exhibitions, pay attention to the wall text and labels near each object on display.

Object labels can contain information about the artist, time period, and materials from which a piece of art is made. Sometimes, curators will provide descriptive text and background information on each work of art.

As you encounter works of art, consider observing and asking:

  • What is going on in this work of art? What makes you think so?
  • Name the first thing that comes to mind when you look at this artwork?
  • Describe the lines, colors, and shapes.
  • How would you describe the figure(s) shown in the work of art?
  • What mood or feeling does this artwork convey to you? Why?
  • If you could step into this artwork, what would you hear, feel, do, say?
  • When and where do you think this work of art was made? What do you see that makes you think so?
  • How do you think this artwork might have originally been used?
  • Do you like it? Why or why not?

K-12 School Tours and Field Trips

Through the remainder of 2021, Krannert Art Museum will only be offering virtual tours for K-12 school groups.

Krannert Art Museum’s virtual school tours take place over video communication platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet, where a museum educator leads students through engaging discussions and activities centered around objects on display at the museum. Virtual tours are open to all grade levels, can last up to one hour, and may include art kits. Virtual tours are currently offered in English and include automatic closed captioning. All participants are welcome, and KAM educators are happy to make changes to our approach in order to meet the needs of your students. If you need disability-related accommodations or have an accessibility-related question, please include a note on the Virtual School Tour Request Form.

Please fill out the Virtual School Tour Request Form to schedule a virtual tour with a KAM museum educator.

University Class Visits & Assignments

In-Person and Virtual

We welcome faculty and teaching assistants to incorporate the museum into their course syllabi. Museum staff are available to work with you to meet your course goals and determine the best approach.

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our visitors and staff, we are offering a range of approaches to engage your class with the museum:

  • Class visit to KAM – Depending on your class size and the galleries you want to visit, it may be possible to arrange for your class to visit KAM as a group.
  • Virtual gallery talk – Museum staff can share the museum with your class through a Zoom video call or other digital platform.
  • Independent class assignment using the museum – You can make an assignment in which your students will need to visit the museum on their own or use our online resources.

To arrange a time for a class visit or academic engagement, please Submit a Class Visit Request. We will respond promptly.