Adult Group Visits

695-gallery-talk-E0124131Currently we are not offering onsite guided tours. Onsite self-directed group visits are available for booking. Adult groups must be limited to 25 or less attendees. If you have more than 25 people, you will need to break up into smaller groups of 25 or less and stagger your entry, with each group entering a few minutes apart. Groups should plan to rotate through the galleries and remain separated while on museum grounds. Visit our online Resource Center! Here you can find resources for your group to increase your knowledge either before or after your visit!

Covid-19 Guidelines

In keeping with current state mandates, vaccinated museum visitors, staff, and volunteers are not required to wear masks when visiting VMFA. Those who are not fully vaccinated should protect themselves by wearing masks and practicing physical distancing. If you are in need of a mask during your visit, Visitor Services will provide disposable masks upon request.

College tours are also available here. 

Special Exhibition: Self-Directed Visit

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and Sonic Impulse
May 22 – September 6, 2021

  • Free for museum members.
  • Adult tickets are $12 each.
  • Group tickets are $10 each (a group is 10 or more people)

Ticket times are every 15 minutes and the maximum group size per time slot is 25. If your group is larger than 25, you will be booked at more than one ticket time. Payment for tickets is required one week in advance of your visit. For more information, please contact the Adult and College Group Coordinator at

Exhibition Description
The exhibition, Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, is a compilation of art works that collectively explore the traditions, aesthetic impulses, and exchanges between the visual and the sonic arts in African American Southern culture over the last one hundred years. Dirty South chronicles the connections between music and visual art, looking deeply through the framework of landscape, religion or spirituality, and the Black Body. Exploring the contributions of a variety of Black artists, this exhibition seeks to uncover the foundations of our contemporary expressions.

Summer 2021 Tour Information

We are not offering guided tours for summer 2021. Self-directed group visits during the summer may be booked by contacting the Adult and College Group Coordinator at

Fall 2021 Tour Information

Our fall exhibition, Man Ray: The Paris Years, opens on October 30, 2021 and will run through February 21, 2022. Click here for more information. Man Ray: The Paris Years focuses on the innovative portrait photographs that the American artist Man Ray made in the French capital between 1921 and 1940.

Guided Tours
We currently anticipate resuming onsite guided tours beginning in October, 2021, with a plan to begin booking those tours by September 7th; however, these dates are subject to change. More information will be coming soon.

Permanent Collection: Self-Directed Visit
The maximum group size for an on-site, self-directed visit is 25. All permanent collection self-directed visit requests need to be submitted to at least 3 weeks in advance. Please see below for our self-directed visit Guidelines. Click here to fill out the Group Request Form. Once we receive that form we will send you a confirmation with more information.

Self-Directed Group Visit Guidelines
Please read through these guidelines and share them with your group members prior to
your visit.

  • In keeping with current state mandates, vaccinated museum visitors, staff, and
    volunteers are not required to wear masks when visiting VMFA.
  • Unvaccinated visitors ages 2 and up should wear a mask while at the museum.
  • No bag lunches will be allowed inside the Museum. You are welcome to enjoy bag
    lunches outdoors in the sculpture garden.
  • Best Café – Please visit the Café page for information.
  • The group maximum is 25.
  • Check out Museum FAQs due to COVID-19


Bus parking is available at the back of the parking deck. Car parking is $6 per day for nonmembers and free for members. For more information, visit Directions + Parking and Campus Map.