Gallery tours are provided by SDAI educators and encourage dialogue, exploration of contemporary art, and art- making experiences. SDAI educators can customize and develop specialized curriculum/ tours upon request. Tours can be in Spanish or English. Please schedule your tour at least three weeks in advance. If you have any questions, email Karla: kcenteno@sandiego-art.org

 

Admission

Free for K- 12 San Diego public schools; $5/student for independent schools and private groups We recommend booking three weeks in advance

Location

San Diego Art Institute 1439 El Prado San Diego, CA 92103

 

Tour Descriptions:

Public Tours

  • Tour with an Educator: Schedule a 60-minute customizable tour with an SDAI Educator.

  • Self-Guided Tours: Explore SDAI at your own pace.

School Tours/Field trips

  • Dialogue + Action Tours: Tours last 1 hour. This tour incorporates a tour of the exhibition and art activities that take place in the gallery. The purpose of this tour is to support art conversations with hands-on experience.

  • Dialogue + Create Tours: Tours last 45 minutes, followed by discussion of concepts highlighted throughout the exhibition, the process of each artist, and different ways in which students can translate the work through their own form of expression.

  • Each tour concludes with an hour-long art activity that is directly derived from the work exhibited. Students will walk away with an original artwork of their creation to share with family and friends.

  • SDAI field trips can accommodate 30 students at a time. If your group includes additional students, please plan to schedule two separate visits.

  • Our tour content can be generated to meet Common Core standards, and our education department is happy to work with faculty to develop specialized curriculum upon request.

Higher Education Tours

  • Tour with an Educator: Schedule a 60-minute customizable tour with a SDAI Educator. We can offer curriculum based tours (ex. Emphasis on Art theory) and artist in residency tours.

  • Self-Guided Tour: Explore SDAI at your own pace.

Adult Groups

  • Tour with an Educator: Schedule a 60-minute customizable tour with a SDAI Educator.

  • Self-Guided Tours: Explore SDAI at your own pace.

  • For those interested in bringing in a group of 5+, the price of admission per group member can be applied towards individual memberships.