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School Tours

Come explore the NCMA collection or a special exhibition on a guided tour with a volunteer docent to discuss and experience selected works of art. Docents facilitate conversations with students from looking to understanding. Talk with Museum staff or reserve a tour now with our Tour Request Form.

Learn more about the tour programs below.

School Tours of the Permanent Collection

  • Collection Connection (K–college)
  • Parts of Art (K–2, maximum of 100 students)
  • Look Here! (Grades 3–5, maximum of 100 students)
  • Forces of Nature (Grades 3–5, maximum of 100 students)
  • Considering Characters (Grades 3–5, maximum of 100 students)
  • Patterns in African Art (K–5, maximum of 40 students)
  • Making Math Artistic (Grades 6–8, maximum of 60 students)
  • Faces, Figures, and Forms (Grades 6–12, maximum of 40 students)
  • Ancient Cultures (Grades 6–8, maximum of 40 students)
  • What Is Art? (Grades 9–12, maximum of 60 students)
  • The Power of Art (Grades 9–12, maximum of 50 students)

Self Guided Group Visit

We appreciate all schools and youth groups notifying the Museum so we can avoid crowded galleries. To schedule a self-guided visit, fill out the Tour Request Form and select “self-guided.”

School Tours for Special Exhibitions- Fall/ Winter 2018

All exhibitions, including those requiring tickets, are free to school groups and college classes if scheduled through our online scheduling form at Tour Request Form. Learn about our fall exhibition, The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, and register for one of our four guided tour experiences: 

  • Super Sized! (grades K-5, maximum of 50 students)
  • O’Keeffe as Influencer (grades 6-12, maximum of 50 students)

Tour and studio Programs

This program is available for up to 10 groups of 25–30 students each for $25 per class of 25–30 students. Tour and studio programs are available on selected dates between October 26 and December 12, 2018, at 10:30 AM or 11:30 AM. 

  • If Georgia came to North Carolina (grades 3-5, maximum of 30 students)
  • Making a Mark on Modernism (grades 6-12, maximum of 30 students)

Learn more about these tours through the resources below. 

Fill out the online scheduling form today to request your tour!