Public Tours

The IMA offers daily tours of the permanent collection for all visitors. Tours highlighting special exhibitions and events are also available. All tours are led by docents especially trained to expand the visitor experience and appreciation of art.

Guided tours of the IMA's collections are offered daily. Meet on Floor 2 to at the top of the escalators. Please check the calendar for specific dates and times, or download this month's Public Tour schedule.

February Public Tours
March Public Tours

Gallery Tours for Families

Family Tours: First Saturday of each month at 11:30 am and 12:15 pm
Visit our Family Visits section for more information on family programming.

Tours of the Gardens

Lilly House: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm (April - December)
Garden Tours: Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm, Second and third Thursdays 6 pm (April – October)
Evening Garden Tour with IMA’s Director of Horticulture: Gardens of IMA: Last Thursdays 6 pm (April – October)
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres: Saturdays at noon (April – October)

Upcoming Public Tours

"ASK ME!" Roaming Docents
Public Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm
IMA Galleries
Included with admission
Special Exhibit: A Land Enchanted
Public Tour
Every Sunday - May 14 / 2:00 pm
Meet on Floor 2 a the top of the escalator
Included with admission
Meet Me at the IMA: Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Tours
Public Tour
Fourth Tuesday of the month / 2 – 4 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at top of escalator
Included with admission
Cheers! Art and Beer Tour
Public Tour
Tour takes place the second Thursday of every month
Highlights of the IMA: American and European
Public Tour
Wednesday, January 11 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalators.
Included with admission
Nazi-Era Looted Art and Museums: Continuing the Work of the Monuments Men Tour
Public Tour
Tuesday, November 1 2016 / 1-2 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
Included with admission
Renaissance Art
Public Tour
Saturday, December 26 2015 / 1-2 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
Included with admission
Orchids: Cultivating Beauty Lilly House Tour
Public Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday February 11 - March 5
Contemporary Design
Public Tour
Saturday, October 8 2016 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator
Included with admission
Perceptions of America
Public Tour
Thursday, November 3 2016 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator.
Included with admission
Impressionism and Beyond
Public Tour
Wednesday, January 18 / 1-2 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
Included with admission
Into Africa
Public Tour
Sunday, January 15 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalators.
Included with admission
The Dutch and The Flemish
Public Tour
Sunday, March 20 2016 / 1 pm
IMA Galleries
Included with admission
Landscapes: What Makes Them Great!
Public Tour
Saturday, January 7 / 1-2 pm
Meet on 2nd Floor at top of escalator.
Included with admission
From the Renaissance to the Rococo
Public Tour
Friday, August 26 2016 / 1-2 pm
Included with admission
Seeing Red Public Tour
Public Tour
Thursday, March 9 / 1-2 pm
A Road To Abstraction
Public Tour
Wednesday, November 30 2016 / 1-2 pm
Included with admission
A Closer Look: Home Sweet Home
Public Tour
Saturday, March 11 / 2-3 pm
American Perspectives
Public Tour
Saturday, January 14 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator.
Included with admission
Money Talks
Public Tour
Wednesday, November 16 2016 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator
Included with admission