Visitor Guidelines

Installation view of About Face: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, 2019

Conduct + Personal Safety

  • Please be considerate of others and follow the instructions of the Museum staff. Conduct that poses any risk to the artwork, Museum staff, or other visitors is prohibited. This includes pushing, shoving, running, or other rowdy behaviors.
  • No weapons on Museum property.
  • Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on City property, including the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Caddell Sculpture Garden, and Blount Cultural Park.
  • Visitors should wear attire appropriate to a public facility at all times.
    • A shirt and proper footwear are required at all times.
    • The MMFA does not permit cleats, rollerblades, roller skates, and roller shoes in the Museum or the Caddell Sculpture Garden. 
  • One adult may supervise no more than four children, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The accompanying adult is responsible for the children’s compliance with visiting guidelines.
  • Service animals are welcome in the Museum. Please leave your pets at home.
  • Please help to keep the space tidy by putting away activities and materials before you leave the galleries and ArtWorks.
  • Please use the restrooms to change diapers or soiled clothes.

Art Safety

  • Works of art—including outdoor sculpture—are fragile and easily damaged. Do not touch the artwork, frames, bases, or anything used to display the art, including leaning on walls in the galleries. 
  • Please keep at least two feet between any work of art and you.
  • Visitors may only use pencils for sketching or note-taking in the galleries.
  • Food, drink, and gum are not allowed in the Museum’s galleries or ArtWorks. Picnics are welcome in the Garden; however, beer, wine, and liquor are prohibited.
  • Recreational equipment, including but not limited to bicycles, skateboards, wagons, scooters, and rollerblades, are not permitted in the Garden.


  • Non-flash photography and videography are encouraged for personal, non-commercial use unless otherwise noted.
  • Tripods, selfie sticks, handheld microphones, supplemental lighting, and other external equipment are not permitted.
  • Drones are not permitted inside the Museum or above the Museum grounds.
  • Please be mindful that your photography or video activities respect the needs and privacy of other visitors and do not distract staff or volunteers from their primary duties.
  • The Museum reserves the right to withhold and withdraw permission to photograph or video on its premises if it is disruptive and/or it might endanger works of art or other visitors.

Commercial and Media Photography

Strollers, Bags, and Coat Closet

  • Standard-size strollers are allowed in the Museum when guided by an adult. Please note that some galleries may have restricted stroller access.
  • All bags, purses, and backpacks larger than 11 x 9 inches must be carried by hand. The Museum does not permit visitors to wear oversized bags, purses, or baby carriers on their shoulders or backs.
  • The Museum requires visitors to check large backpacks, umbrellas, and other bulky items. Bags larger than an average carry-on are not allowed in the Museum and may not be stored in the Museum’s self-check coat closet.
  • The Museum reserves the right to decide what may be stored in the coat closet based on availability.
  • The Museum is not responsible for lost items.

Groups Larger than 10 People

  • Large groups (ten or more) must make a reservation at least three weeks in advance.
  • All requests are subject to availability. The Museum requires 48 hours notice for cancellations.
  • Groups should arrive at the Museum 10 minutes before their scheduled visit and wait to be greeted by a staff member at the welcome desk.
  • For tours, one chaperone for every ten children is required. Children must be supervised at all times.
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