Public Tours

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Our popular docent tours are now virtual! Join one of our new tours for highlights of the collection, a special exhibition, or featured artwork by one of our talented WAM docents. All virtual tours are free.

Zip Zoom Tours

Our new virtual docent-led art discussions focus on select works in the collection. These 30-minute spotlights are held on Zoom every other Wednesday at 12:30pm and include time for audience comments and questions.

Registration for any tour is free. Go to the Zip Zoom Registration page, select a tour date from the menu and complete the registration process. You will then receive an email with the link to your chosen Zip Zoom tour. The dates and subjects of each tour are shown below.

Upcoming Tours for 2021

  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Still Life as a Genre
  • Docent: Susan Gately
Roger Fry, 'The Blure Bowl', 1919, oil on composition board
Reginald Gammon, 'Holy Family', 1964, acrylic on masonite. Blake Robinson Fund, 2019.46

Past Tours

  • Wednesday, February 24
  • Fantastic Creatures Featured in WAM's Collection
  • Docent: Mark Mancevice
Gallery view of 'The Checker Players' by Jacob Lawrence
  • Wednesday, January 27
  • WAM's Community Mosaic
  • Docent: Brad Barker
WAM's 'Community Mosaic'
Joan Snyder, 'Dark Release', 1982, mixed media
  • Wednesday, December 30
  • American Abstract Expressionism
  • Docent: Peter Stultz
Joan Mitchell, 'Blue Tree', about 1964, oil on canvas
  • Wednesday, December 16
  • Etruscan Cinerary Urn
  • Docent: Barbara Eaton
Etruscan, 'Cinerary Urn', 160–140 BCE, terracotta with traces of polychrome
  • Wednesday, December 2
  • Whistler's Arrangement in Black and Brown; The Fur Jacket
  • Docent: Deb Wallace
James McNeill Whistler, 'Arrangement in Black and Brown; The Fur Jacket', 1877, oil on canvas
  • Wednesday, November 18
  • Roman Hairstyles in the WAM Collection
  • Docent: Mark Mancevice
Roman, 'Bust of Venus', first century BCE, white marble
  • Wednesday, November 4
  • Paul Revere's Print of the Boston Massacre
  • Docent: Brad Barker
Paul Revere, 'The Bloody Massacre Perpetuated in King-Street Boston on March 5th 1770', Boston, 1770, engraving with hand coloring
  • Wednesday, October 21
  • Nancy Graves's sculpture Laocoön
  • Docent: Cathryn Oles
Nancy Graves, 'Laocoön', 1988, stainless steel, bronze, polychrome patina, black enamel

Art Together

Join us for creative time online with stories and enriching art activities! From drawing horses and dinosaurs to learning about colors, shapes, and textures, these easy-to-follow, recorded sessions are sure to inspire young budding artists. Each program features story time with an illustrated children's book, an inspiration work of art from the WAM Collection, art activities for PreK-5th grade children, and a downloadable PDF of the lesson and associated materials. Art Together videos are posted regularly on the WAM Facebook page, WAM YouTube channel, and then here on our website, where you can also find all past lessons.