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During this time of physical distancing, we are glad to offer virtual tours.

VIRTUAL TOURS

PUBLIC VIRTUAL TOURS

Join us for a live, 45-minute virtual tour that brings people together for close looking and conversations focused on the exhibition “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America.” Virtual 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 art and the exhibition. Tours are offered the first week of each month during the exhibition. For upcoming dates and times and to register, please view the calendar.

troizel, New Museum Teaching Fellow, leads virtual tours for this exhibition. troizel is a PhD candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, where they think about black trans avatars as prophets and agents of future world creation after political apocalypse. they are Managing Editor of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory.

VIRTUAL TOURS FOR UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

Education and Public Engagement teaching staff lead live, participatory, virtual tours of “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” March 2021-June 2021. Inquiry-based tours promote close observation of works of art, critical thinking, and connections to history and the current social and political landscape of the U.S. Tours can be tailored to connect to themes and 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 tours@newmuseum.org.

AUDIO GUIDESUNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Audio guides feature interviews with artists and educators about current exhibitions and are available for iOS and Android devices through the Gesso Experiences app. Guides are available in ten languages: including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian. Transcripts are also available through the app.

DOCENT TOURSUNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Visitors can participate in free forty-five minute, docent-led public tours of the Museum’s current exhibitions.

GUIDED TOURSUNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Guided tours are led by Museum guides and occur during Museum hours for forty-five minutes to one hour. Tours will include an introduction to the history and architecture of the Museum, as well as highlights of the current exhibitions. You may schedule a tour for your high school or college class, or for corporate, tourist, or other special groups. Learn more

SELF-GUIDED GROUP TOURSUNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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 go to the section on non-guided groups. Learn more

NEW PERSPECTIVESUNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

New Perspectives tours are led by a New Museum Teaching Fellow, an emerging scholar in art history or a related field. The topics of the tours are based on the Fellow’s ongoing research and change monthly, engaging participants in uniquely focused examinations of selected objects and installations. This tour is held weekly on Wednesdays at 3pm with new topics each month. Please check the calendar for more details.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) INTERPRETED TOURSUNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Join a New Museum docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a tour of our current exhibitions. Following the tour, participants are invited to join us for light refreshments. The tour is free with preregistration and includes Museum admission. This tour recurs on the second Sunday of each month. Please check the calendar for more details.

ARCHITECTUREUNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Architecture tours are led by New Museum docents and focus on the Museum’s building, which was designed by the architectural firm SANAA. Architecture tours are free with Museum admission. No preregistration is necessary. This tour recurs on the third Sunday of each month. Please check the calendar for more details.

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