Talks and Tours
Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection.
Every Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Personalized tours are a wonderful way to get the most out of your museum visit. The CMA is a great place for group trips and is fully accessible.
The CMA incorporates an approach called Visual Thinking Strategies, an inquiry-based method of discussing art, in all of its tours. The goal is to encourage you to observe art for yourself and to create a comfortable space for a casual, informative conversation of the work’s significance. Tour guides help facilitate this fun way to explore the exhibitions and galleries.
Arrival Time: Please arrange for your group to arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled program.
Late Arrival: Flat tire? Bad weather? Sick child? Please call us if you know that you are running late! We will make every effort to accommodate you or to reschedule the program. Remember that tours are tightly scheduled. Groups that fail to arrive within fifteen minutes of the scheduled time without prior approval will forfeit their reservation. No exceptions.
Group Size: A minimum of ten students (school groups) or adults (adult groups) constitute a group.
Payment: A non-refundable reservation deposit of $35 (school groups) or $80 (adult groups) will be charged for every reservation. Admission fees are due upon the time of arrival and are requested to be paid in one payment form.
Cancellations, Rescheduling, and Other Changes: The museum will work with you to select another date if needed; however, rescheduled dates are subject to availability. Call Kayleigh at 803-343-2163 or email email@example.com if you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation. Also, please let us know if the size of your group varies significantly from that listed on your confirmation. If your group decreases to fewer than ten participants, you are still required to pay the minimum group rate.
Special Needs: Please inform us of any special needs that your group members may have when you book your reservation. This allows our staff adequate time to insure that these needs are met. For those with physical disabilities, the museum offers full accessibility.
Identification: Identification tags with a child’s name clearly printed are requested and enable our Volunteer Educators to personalize your program.
Instructors interested in a specific exhibition or area of the museum's collection should contact the Group Tour Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance and inform about any special objectives your group might have. The more we know, the better your group's experience will be! Programs described for high school students can also be adapted for college students.
The CMA is an excellent resource for home-schooled students. You may either choose to schedule a tour program or you can register for the One Room School House, a program developed especially for home-schooled children. Communicate any special needs or requests well in advance and we will make every effort to work with you in providing the most effective program for your group. We recommend that children are grouped by age and grade level whenever possible. If you are planning a self-directed visit, we recommend that group leaders visit the museum prior to the group visit.