Education: Talks and Tours

Engage with our world-class collections and special exhibitions on a guided tour, always free with Museum admission. Topics and speakers vary, so check the calendar to find the talk or tour that fits your interests and schedule. Catch a special exhibition, visit one of our acclaimed installations, or learn more about the Museum’s history and its most beloved works of art. We welcome your conversation, questions, and unique point of view. Many tours are timed to help you plan a visit that includes our other offerings. You can also book a customized group tour.
Our ongoing tour series include:

Visitor’s Choice Tours. Want a say in what you see? Join a Visitor’s Choice tour, where you can help choose what you view. Offered regularly, these tours can also be arranged for adventurous groups.

Pop-up Gallery Talks. Curious about a work of art, but short on time? These ten-minute talks are designed for the busy visitor. Look for the orange Pop-up Gallery Talks sign, and join the conversation.

Museum Highlights Tours. Want to sample the Museum’s most well-known works? Offered every Saturday at 12 p.m., these tours are ideal for the first-time visitor, or for those interested in seeing a diverse selection of works from around the world.

Sensory Tours: Art and Conversation for Individuals Who are Blind or Have Low Vision .  This monthly tour invites you to encounter works of art through rich verbal descriptions, small tastes, and tactile experiences. Designed for individuals with visual impairments, this tour is open to all. Though it is free with Museum admission, reservations are requested at or (718) 501-6229. Private sensory tours for individuals and small groups can be arranged on request.

Brooklyn Afternoons: Art and Conversation for Individuals with Memory Loss. We invite individuals living with dementia and their caregivers to explore the collection together. Each tour is an opportunity to enjoy conversation, works of art, and each other’s company. For more information or to register for these free tours, please contact us at or (718) 501-6229. Private Brookyn Afternoons events for small groups can be arranged on request.

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