Public Tours: In-Person & Virtual
Public Tours in Person
The Nasher Museum conducts drop-in tours for the public on most Thursday evenings at 6 PM and most Sundays at 2 PM. Capacity is limited.
Tour the Galleries in Person
Organized groups may schedule a guided tour of current exhibitions during regular museum hours (Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM). Tours are led by Nasher gallery guides and last 60-75 minutes. Groups of up to 20 people are welcome and will be divided into smaller groups of ten people or fewer for the tour.
Guided tours are currently free. All staff and visitors are required to wear masks, according to Duke University’s regulations. We recommend scheduling your visit 4-6 weeks in advance.
To select a tour date and time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join a Gallery Guide on Zoom
Groups can also sign up for a guided tour on the Zoom platform to remotely look at and discuss works of art from the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection and current exhibitions.
Nasher gallery guides lead all conversations, which are interactive and last about 75 minutes. Sessions are limited to 12-15 participants. If your group is larger than 15 people, our Education Department can arrange to host your talk with multiple breakout rooms.
These programs are free.
To schedule a virtual art talk, please email email@example.com.
Let's Stay Safe Together
We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher. The museum will adhere to all university, local and state regulations, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions.
Masks are required for all visitors. All visitors entering the Nasher building agree to abide by The Duke Compact standards.
Can I take pictures or video of the artworks I see?
Yes! Please feel free to record your visit or take pictures, without flash and for personal, non-commercial use only. Share with us on Instagram @NasherMuseum!
There may be occasional restrictions on photography in special exhibitions. Please check signs or ask a staff member for assistance.
To keep our visitors and collections safe, the Nasher Museum prohibits the use of tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and drones in our museum and sculpture garden.
We appreciate your consideration of other Nasher Museum visitors by taking photographs/videos in an unobtrusive manner.
Visit our online collection to find and save images of some of the works of art you may have seen during your visit. A portion of the collection is also on Google Arts & Culture, zoom in close to view important works in our collection.
If you have any questions about our photography policy or the reproduction of your images, please contact Lee Nisbet, Associate Registrar / Visual Resources Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to request permission to take photo shoots, press or commercial photographs or videography sessions in the museum, please contact Wendy Hower, Director of Engagement and Marketing at email@example.com
The Nasher Museum may photograph visitors and program participants on occasion for Duke-related promotional purposes. By entering the Nasher Museum, visitors are granting their permission to be included in such photographs.