The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Tours and Outreach

NOTE: The Museum will be closed for renovation from July 8 – August 8, 2019 and will not host tours during this time. 

Museum Tours

Free docent-led tours are available for groups of eight or more. Tours are customized to fit the age and needs of the group. The guided portion of a tour lasts approximately one hour and a ratio of 1 adult for every 10 children is required for K-12 tours. All groups should contact the Education Department at least three weeks prior to your visit so that the Museum can prepare for your group, whether you are taking a self-guided tour or a guided tour with a docent or curator.

To schedule a self-guided or guided tour, please complete the Tour Information Request Form or contact the Education Office by calling 520-621-9504.

K-12 teachers, please show this video to your students prior to your visit at the museum.

Join the Museum’s mailing list to keep up-to-date on upcoming exhibitions.

School Artreach

With our School Artreach program our educators bring the art museum experience to you. The lessons include inquiry-based looking strategies, critical thinking, and creativity. Each lesson involves an art-making project. To schedule an Artreach visit for your school, please complete the Artreach form. 

Note: All PK-12 grade Artreach Visits are booked until September 2019.

Tours for the Visually Impaired

The Museum is excited to launch new tours for the visually impaired! Specially trained docents will lead small groups or individuals on a tactile tour experience through various locations in the Museum. To celebrate the launch of these tours, the Museum has acquired on loan three sculptures by acclaimed artist Michael Naranjo. These sculptures are meant to be touched, and will be a part of the tours for the first year. The tours are a docent-led initiative, and help to fulfill our vision of making the Museum accessible to as many people and groups as possible. Docents trained with staff from the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired and University of Arizona College of Education to provide the best experience possible. Tours can be requested by calling Chelsea Farrar, Assistant Curator of Education, at 520-621-9504.

Public Art Tours

Walking tours of campus sculpture are offered the second Wednesday of the month. Reservations are required so please call the UA Visitors Center, 520-621-5130, to register.

If your group (of 8 or more people) is unable to attend the Wednesday tour, please contact the Curator of Community Engagement – 520-621-9504 or – to schedule a public art tour.

The Museum has also developed resources for public art tours. You can download our 5th Grade Public Art TourGuided Tour front and Guided Tour back.

Community Art Talk Series

See the schedule of presentations here.