The Blanton Museum of Art offers guided visits Tuesday–Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m, and 12 p.m. School groups can choose from our program offerings below. Guided visits last 50 minutes and can accommodate up to 75 students per hour. Larger groups are schedule for back-to-back slots. To schedule a visit, please fill out our online form at least three weeks in advance.
Who gives tours?
Tours are led by trained gallery teachers who develop gallery lessons by selecting works of art from the collection and special exhibitions that relate to the program you’ve selected. Once groups arrive and are divided, they will be led by a gallery teacher in the museum. Groups may see different works of art, but the tour will focus on the themes and skills related to the tour type. At the end of the visit, groups will return to the Museum entrance.
What is the cost?
Both guided visits and self-guided visits are $2 per student, including on Thursdays. Title 1 campuses and schools that demonstrate financial need are eligible for free admission and bus reimbursement (up to $100 per bus) through our Art Access funds. These funds are available for guided visits only.
How many chaperones are needed?
Pre-K–12 groups must bring one adult chaperone for every eight students. Chaperones must stay with the group.
Required chaperones and teachers accompanying school groups are free. Additional adults pay the regular admission price of $12.
What is a multi-visit (MVP) program?
The Blanton’s Multi-Visit Programs (MVPs) are available to grades 2-12. Each program consists of three sequential gallery lessons and complementary pre- and post-visit lessons to complete in class. All lessons support TEKS objectives and English Language Proficiency Standards. All MVP programs can be scheduled as a single visit.
Can groups self-guide?
Self-guided tours are available for third grade and up. Larger groups must be split into groups of 8-15 students with a dedicated chaperone for each group. This chaperone should travel with the students. Self-guided groups need to be cognizant of the guided visits taking place. The Blanton’s gallery teachers have planned a specific footpath for guided visits, so you will need to be flexible with the order in which you view pieces. Please keep in mind that Art Access funds are only available for guided visits.
What if we need to reschedule or are running late?
To change or cancel your tour, please contact the manager of tours before your tour date at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 471–5025. If your group is running behind on the day of your tour, please let us know by calling (512) 471–5025 before 10 a.m. or (512) 471-5482 after 10 a.m. More questions? Email email@example.com.
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