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Art Bites Tours

ART BITES are 30-minute, 3-stop tours given by Student WAM Guides developed under instruction from WAM’s LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATE, Olivia Comstock. Drop in, meet other curious-minded museum goers, and listen to your WAM Guide approach the museum’s collection via a theme of their own choosing. Art Bites tours are offered most weeks, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check the event calendar for upcoming tour dates.

The WAM Guides program is a paid opportunity for University of Minnesota students to develop and lead interactive, close-looking tours of the museum for the visiting public.

Group Visits

WAM is available for group visits during museum hours. Group visits of 10-30 people must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure availability of gallery space. For groups larger than 30, please contact directly. WAM Education staff are happy to discuss individual group needs, accommodations, thematic experiences, and provide tailored self-guided materials. 

Guided Tours are on pause until spring/summer 2024. New tour experiences are being developed, and are set to launch in the coming months. Check back for updates!

UMN Class Visits

UMN professors and teaching assistants can schedule tours free of charge. Work with our Public Engagement and Learning team to create a customized tour or workshop to link exhibitions with courses. UMN classes, please contact us at to explore your options for a class visit.

Educator Resources

Interactive Map - Public Art on Campus

Explore the University of Minnesota’s Public Art Collection on an using our interactive map and self-guided walking tour. Since its establishment in 1988, the Public Art on Campus Program has become an integral part of the University of Minnesota’s campus environment. Each piece has its own history and ties to campus life and academics. Explore the interactive public art map for walking tour "stops," audio clips, short video, and information about the featured artworks and artists. Explore the public art on campus >