School Visits

Information for Pre-School and K-12 School Group Visits

The Victoria Myhren Gallery welcomes visits from school groups of all ages.  To arrange a visit for your class, please contact us via e-mail at galleryinfo@du.edu or by phone at 303.871.4445.  The gallery is open from 12-4 daily, but we are generally staffed from 9-4 Monday through Friday and can often accommodate requests to open the gallery early for group visits if they are planned in advance.

Exhibitions at the Victoria Myhren Gallery vary widely in art media and subject content, and we cannot guarantee that all exhibitions will be suitable for all groups.  If you have concerns about the media or subject matter, please feel free to visit the gallery prior to your class visit.   It is the responsibility of the group leader(s) to ensure the appropriateness of exhibition content for their group.  We do recommend having the teacher or group leader visit prior to bringing their group to review the content and so they can prepare content-related activities or connections to curricula if they so choose.

Tips for your Visit:

  • Visit the exhibition prior to the group visit to review content and prepare student activities
  • Instruct your students on proper gallery behavior (indoor voices, no running, no touching…opinions, ideas and questions about the artwork are ALWAYS welcome)
  • Separate large groups into sections (please ask us about recommendations for group size, as the gallery layout changes with each exhibition)
  • Bring bulky coats and large bags or backpacks into the entry of the gallery and leave them there while you enjoy the exhibition

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.  We want to make your visit to the Victoria Myhren Gallery a success!