University Museums is committed to serving the campus community and beyond. We serve a variety of groups including scouts, childcare centers, summer camps, retirement communities, diverse art and art history interest groups, and special needs groups. Public tours focus on highlights from the collection as well as special exhibitions.
Museum Ambassadors (UR students) are available to give 10-15 minute walk-in tours of the special exhibitions in the Harnett Museum of Art. Reservations are not required, and the tour is free. Tours are on a first come first serve basis, according to Museum Ambassador availability.
University Museums are open Sunday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm. To book a group tour outside of normal business hours, please submit the Tour Request Form, or contact Martha Wright email@example.com, or (804) 287-1258.
A scavenger hunt is available for free at the Lora Robins Gallery. The scavenger hunt gives direction to your visit while allowing visitors to see the collection at their leisure.
Guided tours for K-12 are customized for specific curriculum requirements. Tours are interactive and stress critical thinking, observation skills, and creativity. In addition, hands-on activities range from in-gallery art projects to take-home worksheets. Museum educators work with teachers to tailor educational resources for individual classroom needs.
A PDF is available with the complete listing of Virginia SOLs addressed during your visit to the University Museums.
Museum staff can offer specialized exhibition tours geared toward the needs of students and professors of varied disciplines. Students can learn directly from first-hand study of original artwork and objects. Students may also use exhibitions and objects in the collections for class papers and projects.