Krannert Art Museum tours are designed to provide in-depth explorations of particular galleries and works of art within them.
Free, guided tours are available for community groups of 8 people or more. We can also provide a tour guide for visitors who need accommodations or special help due to an accessibility need.
Typically in a one-hour tour, visitors will visit 2–5 galleries and discuss a few works of art in each gallery.
To help the museum schedule a guided tour, we ask that visitors please contact us in advance and let us know your needs and interests.
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.
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:
School tours and field trips are designed to provide in-depth explorations of a few works of art in a way that fits current curricular standards.
Typically in a one-hour tour, students will visit four galleries and discuss one to two works of art in each gallery. The goal is to encourage students to strengthen their ability to look closely, think critically about the works of art, and formulate their own interpretations based on the contextual information provided by the guide.
We welcome faculty and teaching assistants to schedule a class visit or tour of the museum or an exhibition during regular hours of operation. Please make reservations in advance to ensure that your class or group has adequate space and time in the museum.
To arrange a time for a class visit or academic tour, please Submit a Class Visit Request. We will respond promptly.