Group Tours

Ready to shake up your group or team’s thinking?  A visit to the art museum can do it.  Rena leads interactive, thoughtful, exuberant tours, custom designed to your agenda.

“Rena, the docent, gave a tour of the Pre-Raphaelites that was exceptional. Her knowledge made it even more enjoyable, and we could listen to her explanations all day. In all, a wonderful experience!”                                                                                                                                               Delaware Art Museum Visitor, November 2010

“On a recent girls’ getaway with my mother and my sister, we were blown away by the Delaware Art Museum. The museum was nice, but it was the tour guide that was absolutely spectacular. If there were an Academy Award for “Tour Guide of the Year”, the Oscar would go to Rena Tobey! Who knew that a little museum tucked away in a small neighborhood in Wilmington, DE would house such a brilliant tour guide. This rather unassuming, modest woman literally pulled us right into the art. She had us entertained and intrigued, all the while engaging each of our senses. She was an actress, storyteller, and mystery theater hostess all wrapped into one, and I hung on every word she said. My heart beat with excitement over what I might experience next.”                                                                                                                                                    A blog post, April 2011

Metropolitan Museum of Art



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Sage, Shivering Mountain

Kay Sage, Shivering Mountain, 1943

Have you ever been especially drawn to a work of art you’ve seen in a museum?  Here’s an opportunity to build on that experience, and more.  Artfull Looking is a facilitated, gallery learning adventure that combines in-depth looking and problem solving.

Art communicates powerfully with careful looking, enriched by illuminating back stories that add layers to our understanding.  Artfull Looking takes that understanding to a new level.  Here’s how it works.  Volunteers from a museum learning group choose an issue they would like insights about and then let a masterwork help reveal the answers.

Through ‘slow looking’ guided by art educator Rena Tobey, the volunteer, and then the rest of the group, digs deep into one work of art, unveiling compelling new connections.  Build a special relationship with a masterpiece.  Its meaning will always be yours to own.

Contact Rena today for other learning-filled Artfull Looking in museums.

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