Adult Group Visits


All guided tours are subject to tour guide availability and require at least a three-week notice. All group visits, both guided and self-directed are subject to gallery availability. For more information contact our Adult and College Group Tour Coordinator at


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On April 20, 2024, VMFA opens its Spring Exhibition, Samurai Armor from the Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller. This exhibition will run through August 4, 2024. The ticket cost is $16 individually, but if you have a group of 10 or more, we can offer you the discounted rate of $12 per person.

Guided tours will be offered for this exhibition for an additional $10 per person. These tours are limited to no more than 30 people per hour and are based on gallery and Tour Guide availability.

With more than 140 objects, featuring full suits of armor and an array of weapons, helmets, masks, horse accessories, woodblock prints, and textiles, this exhibition offers a rare, personal glimpse into one of the largest and finest collections of Samurai armor in the world. Click here for more information.

Guided Tour Offerings:

All guided tours are subject to tour, and gallery availability and require at least a three-week notice. The cost for a guided tour is $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. If you have a group of less than 10 people, the cost for a guided tour is $100. VMFA Scavenger hunts are $15 per person, for groups of 9 or more.

Adult Highlights Tour

Maximum group size is 60 adults
Learn about VMFA and its extensive collection of art! Visitors will see art that spans over 6,000 years of history and represents many different cultures.

Mellon: Impressionist Gallery Tour

Maximum group size is 30 adults (Tours of these galleries will not be offered between June 20 and July 28th due to temporary gallery closures).
Join us for a tour of our Mellon French Galleries with a focus on Impressionism. View work from such artists as Monet, Renoir, Degas and Van Gogh. The artists in this gallery experimented with concepts such as color and light, forming the basis for the European Modern Art Movement.

American Galleries

Maximum group size is 30 adults
VMFA holds one of the finest collections of American art in the nation. These galleries include works from such artists as George Inness, John Singer Sargent, and Georgia O’Keefe.


Maximum group size is 15 adults
Explore the famed Faberge galleries. VMFA’s collection includes five Imperial Eggs, making it the largest public collection of Faberge Eggs outside of Russia!

Elegance and Wonder: Masterpieces of European Art from the Jordan and Thomas A. Saunders III Collection

Maximum group size is 30 adults
Explore one of the most revered private collections in America, now on loan at VMFA! This vast display of art includes rich oil paintings by preeminent 17th and 18th – century European artists such as the Brueghel family, Canaletto, Franz Hals, Peter Paul Rubens and more. This installation invites the viewers to experience the work of art in the manner they would have been displayed in an 18th-century palace.

African American Art

Maximum group size is 60 adults
VMFA holds an amazing collection of art by African American and African Diasporic artists. From enslaved artists such as potter, David Drake, through the innovative styles of Aaron Douglas, to the reimagining of art by Kehinde Wiley, VMFA’s collection spans the history of the U.S.A.