Spotlight Talks + Museum Tours
Our Spotlight Talks are offered by our expert student guides every Sunday at 1 PM, 1:30 PM, and 2 PM. Each talk focuses on one work of art on view; the talks last roughly 15 minutes and include both background information about the work and the larger context within the exhibit.
As a university museum, the Rose is committed to expanding the way that students interact with works of art, and a large part of that mission is empowering viewers to open their minds to what an artwork is able to reveal. We invite you to join us for our series of Spotlight Talks to explore the different themes that weave throughout the exhibitions currently on view.
Spotlight talks are led by our expert student guides every Sunday at 1 PM, 1:30 PM, and 2 PM. These 15 minute talks will invite visitors to look closely at one work of art featured in the museum’s special exhibitions. Join a lively conversation and consider attending the full series, which will track relationships between seemingly disparate objects.
Our tours are offered by our expert student guides using the pedagogy called Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). VTS is an educational approach which encourages engaged, participatory conversation rooted in close looking. For their tours, student guides select several works of art on view and spend roughly 15 minutes per piece facilitating the viewers’ responses, synthesizing experiential observation into a rigorous group problem-solving dialogue, cultivating a willingness and ability for students to present their own ideas, while respecting and learning from the perspective of their peers.
The Rose does not offer tours for groups of fewer than 10 people.
Advance reservations are required for all tours, and are subject to tour guide availability.
Requests should be made at least three weeks in advance of your visit.