Join us for a live, forty-five-minute virtual tour that brings people together for close looking and conversations focused on the 2021 Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone.” Tours are free, interactive experiences held on Zoom. A New Museum teaching fellow will share exclusive digital content and introduce themes and artworks, behind-the-scenes insights, and questions for consideration related to the exhibition. Virtual tours are offered once a month during the exhibition. Upcoming dates and times are listed on our events calendar.

New Museum 2021–2022 Teaching Fellow Sumeja Tulic (b. 1985, Tripoli, Libya) leads public and private tours of the exhibition. Tulic is a writer and photographer living and working in New York City. She was a Magnum Foundation Human Rights and Photography fellow (2014) and is currently in the Whitney Independent Study Program. Her writing has appeared in the British Journal of Photography, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, and Degree Critical. Tulic holds an MFA in Writing and Criticism from the School of Visual Arts; an MA in Journalism from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; and a BA in Law and an MA in Human Rights and Democracy from the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bologna.


Education and Public Engagement teaching staff will lead live, participatory, virtual tours of the 2021 Triennial, “Soft Water Hard Stone,” from November 18, 2021 to January 23, 2022. Inquiry-based tours promote close observation of works of art, critical thinking, and multiple entry points to connect to themes in the exhibition. Tours can be tailored to reflect specific themes and/or curricula.

Virtual tours are free for K-12 public schools and community partners. Guided tours for college and university groups are $150.00. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. For more information and to schedule a tour, contact



Guided tours are led by New Museum teaching staff and occur during Museum hours for forty-five minutes to one hour. Tours include an introduction to the history and architecture of the Museum, as well as highlights of the current exhibitions. For more information about scheduling a tour for your high school or college class, or corporate, tourist, or other special groups, please refer to the Guided Tours section of our Visit page.


Self-guided tours are available for instructors and outside tour operators who wish to gather and/or lecture in the galleries during Museum hours. If your group will be viewing the exhibition without a lecture, or if members of your group will be moving independently throughout the galleries, please refer to the Non-Guided Tours section of our Visit page.

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