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 dialog, cultivating a willingness and ability for students to present their own ideas, while respecting and learning from the perspective of their peers.
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. Although this program is designed with Brandeis student groups in mind, we welcome viewers of all ages to learn and grow through looking.
The Rose does not offer tours for groups of fewer than 10 people.
Advance reservations are required for all tours.
Requests should be made at least three weeks in advance of your visit.