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.

January Public Tours
February 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
Orchids: Cultivating Beauty Lilly House Tour
Public Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday February 11 - March 5
American Perspectives
Public Tour
Saturday, January 14 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator.
Included with admission
Portraits: Mirrors of the Soul
Public Tour
Saturday, January 21 / 1-2 pm
Included with admission
Angels & Demons
Public Tour
Friday, October 7 2016 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator
Included with admission
China: The Kingdom of the Dragon
Public Tour
Tuesday, November 22 2016 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalators.
Included with admission
Glick Collection: American Studio Glass Highlights and History
Public Tour
Thursday, December 15 2016 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalators.
Included with admission
Contemporary Art
Public Tour
Tuesday, January 17 / 1-2 pm
IMA Galleries
Included with admission
Celebrations & Ceremonies
Public Tour
Friday, December 30 2016 / 1-2 pm
Included with admission
Family Tours
Public Tour
First Saturday of each month at noon and 12:45 pm
Included with admission
The Painter's Perspective
Public Tour
Friday, December 18 2015 / 1-2 pm
Included with admission
Neoclassical to Modernism
Public Tour
Thursday, September 8 2016 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator.
Included with admission
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
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
Expressions of Love
Public Tour
Saturday, December 17 2016 / 1-2 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
American Artists Abroad
Public Tour
Sunday, February 5 / 1-2 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalators.
Included with admission