Welcome to the SJIMA Docent Tour Program

  • Fri Apr 30th, 2021 1:30am
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Many of you have been waiting for this moment and now it is here! The rollout of this program to the community and visitors was delayed by the pandemic. The wait is over. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art is now offering tours during regular museum hours.

Led by an experienced docent, private tours offer an in-depth look at the museum’s exhibitions, bringing a rich conversation about the art and artists on view. Arrange your visit to explore a specific theme, special exhibit or to experience increased exposure to art.

At SJIMA now through May 31 is the popular Artists’ Registry Show. Over 60 artists from the San Juan County islands exhibit their best new studio work which includes paintings, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, glasswork, printmaking and more!

Steve Jensen‘s Voyager transforms the Atrium Gallery, imbuing it with light and the aesthetic traditions of his Norwegian forebearers. For him, the image of the boat symbolizes a voyage or journey, possibly to the “other side” or into the unknown. His exhibit is also on view until May 31.

Tours can be customized to meet your group’s needs. To explore this program, go to https://sjima.org/visit/ to check SJIMA’s available dates and hours. Then fill out a request form at https://sjima.org/sjima-docent-request/ at least two weeks in advance. We will respond to your request within three business days. Reserve your tour now for visits.

Student tours for K-fifth-grade groups require a ratio of one chaperone per five students. For sixth-12th-grades we require a minimum of one chaperone per ten students. All students under the age of 18 are admitted free. Chaperones pay the entry fee if not a museum member.

Adult groups who are not SJIMA members pay the entry fee of $10 per person. Museum members always have free admission and Mondays are Pay As You Can Days. If your group is larger than 20, please contact us to discuss your needs.

Should you have questions, please email us at docenttours@sjima.org or call SJIMA at 360-370-5050

SJIMA’s hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Monday. We are located at 540 Spring St. in scenic Friday Harbor.

All exhibits and events will be in compliance with any pandemic restrictions and schedules. SJIMA has all COVID protections in place for your safety and that of our staff and volunteers. You will be asked to wear a mask. Should you not have one, we will provide one.

Join the art of discovery at SJIMA, where there is always something new.