Tips for Your Visit

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Museum Manners

Help us protect the art and ensure an enjoyable and safe visit for all. We appreciate your cooperation with these simple guidelines:

  • Please walk and use respectful voices in the galleries.
  • Look but don’t touch, oil from your fingers can damage the artwork.
  • No food, drink, or gum is permitted in the galleries.
  • Pencils only please (no pens).
  • Check backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas at the welcome desk. Groups are encouraged to leave large bags at home, school, or on the bus.


The UMFA welcomes all visitors and strives to be accessible to everyone. Visit the Accessibility page for more information about available accommodations.

Trailhead, Basecamp, and Lookout

Need a break? Comfy seating and charging stations are available at the Trailhead, Basecamp, and Lookout conversation areas.

Audio Guide

Check out our free audio guide to discover more about the art on view.

Photography and Videography

Find information on commercial photography/videography, press photography, image reproductions and policy enforcement here.

Sketching in the Museum

Please visit our Sketching in the Galleries page for our most up-to-date policy.