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Tours

Guided Tours are offered for groups of 10 or more, Tuesdays through Fridays.  To schedule a tour, please fill out the request form.  Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance and confirmed by the Tour Coordinator.

Gallery Tour: $15 per 25 participants; with Studio Lesson: $3 per participant

Please let us know of any accommodations for your group.  The Museum strives to meet all needs.

Curriculum-Based Tours

ED_5thgradeTourMMFA hosts all Montgomery Public School 5th graders and offers two curriculum-based tour programs that other surrounding schools are invited to take advantage of.  Curriculum can be adjusted for other grade levels.

Becoming Alabama (Social Studies, upper elementary)

Becoming Alabama, marking the bicentennial of the state, examines themes related to the Civil War, Civil Rights Movement, agriculture, industry, and more.  The studio lesson is inspired by Stars Falling on Alabama, and the ARTWORKS component relates to Native American culture.

Download the curriculum guide below.

Becoming Alabama pages 1-25
Becoming Alabama 26-51

The American Scene (Social Studies, upper elementary)

The American Scene introduces American visual culture through portraits, landscapes, genre scenes, and sculptures created in a variety of historical eras.  Students enjoy related theatrical and ED.tour.73musical experiences in ARTWORKS and create mixed-media sculptural works in the studios.

Download the curriculum guide below.

The American Scene Pages 1-21
The American Scene Pages 22-42
The American Scene Pages 43-63

Math Tours

Math tours include calculations related to the building, an exploration of the Fibonacci sequence represented in ARTWORKS, and mathematics connections in works of art.  A studio lesson based on the Fibonacci sequence is available.

Language Arts Tours

Students are invited to write about and share their interpretations of works of art, from stories to poems to other narratives, as appropriate for their studies.ED_5thGrTour

Pre-K/K Tours

Pre-K tour offerings include representations of the natural world and related studio lessons.

Other Tours

Visual Thinking Strategies

ED.5th.tourVTS facilitates student-driven discussion of works of art and promotes careful looking and critical thinking skills.  An open-ended, student-centered studio lesson is also available.

 

 

 

Special Exhibitions

Tours of Special Exhibitions are offered throughout the year.  MMFA also offers highlight and customized tours of the collection, which features American paintings, including regional art, works on paper, decorative arts, select arts of Africa, and more.

The Weil Graphics Art Center

In addition to the exhibitions on view, the Weil Print Room is also available for academic institutions to study requested prints. The collection includes European (from the 15th century onwards) and American prints.

ARTWORKS Group Visits

Because of the volume of visitors and other tours to this dynamic interactive gallery, group (10 or more) visits to ARTWORKS must be arranged in advance.  The booking fee is $15 per 25 participants.

Guided Tours are offered for groups of 10 or more, Tuesdays through Fridays.  To schedule a tour, please fill out the request form.  Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance and confirmed by the Tour Coordinator.

Gallery Tour: $15 per 25 participants, with Studio Lessons: $3 per participant

Please let us know of any accommodations for your group.  The Museum strives to meet all needs.

Free Tours

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Free docent-led tours are offered at 1 PM the First Sunday and Third Saturday of each month!

Self-Guided Tours

Please reserve one week in advance.

Cell Phone Tours

The Museum’s cell phone audio tour features artists, curators, students, and more.  Each work on the tour is indicated by a special symbol with the number to call.