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Gallery Tours
Special Exhibition Tours | Focus Tours | Techniques Tours
 

During your visit to the Museum, you are invited to join a docent-led gallery tour. Gallery tours are informative and eye-opening. They provide an opportunity to experience and discuss a selection of artworks in a relaxed, informal setting. Gallery tours are free with Museum admission, and begin in the lobby at the State Street entrance. 

To book a docent-led tour for an adult group, please call 884-6423 or email groupvisits@sbma.net. Tours are free with admission.
To book a school tour (Grades K-College) please refer to our Schools & Teachers page or call 884-6457 or email schoolprograms@sbma.net.
School Tours, over 5 students, require a reservation and are completely free.

 

Docent-Led Tours of Special Exhibitions
Daily at noon. Focus tours explore a special exhibition or particular collection such as Antiquities, American, Asian, European, Modern and Contemporary art or Photography. Please meet at the State Street entrance.

 

An Overview of the Collection:

 


Daily at 1pm

Highlight tours cover a variety of works from the Museum's collection. Please meet at the State Street entrance.

 


Special Exhibition Tours:
 
 

 


Daumier's Salon: A Human Comedy

August – 5, 14, 22 at noon; 10, 17 at 1:00 pm
September – 2, 6, 17, 26 at noon; 7,14 at 1:00 pm

 

 

 
Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art

   August – 2, 8, 10, 17, 23, 24 at noon; 3 at 1:00 pm
   September
 – 4, 9, 13, 14 at noon


Focus Tours:

 

Asian Collection

 
September – 3, 12, 16, 19, 24, 27 at noon; 28 at 1:00 pm

 


European Collection

   August – 1, 15, 16, 20, 26, 29 at noon; 31 at 1:00 pm
   September – 11, 20, 25 at noon; 21 at 1:00pm

 


Techniques Tours:

 


   August – 3, 9, 12, 21, 27, 31 at noon
   September – 5, 7, 10, 18, 23, 28, 30 at noon

 

 

 

 
     
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