Schedule a free online tour for your group of five or more adults. These live, interactive tours feature high-resolution images of artworks and provide virtual visitors an opportunity to engage in conversation with the museum’s docents. The tours are thematic explorations of both the museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants have the opportunity to examine and respond to exceptional artworks. These tours for adults are approximately one hour long and can also accommodate children. To schedule your adult group, please use the online reservation form. All online tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance.

Online tours for adults are offered in the following languages by request: English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Turkish, French, and Spanish.

Tour topics

Art Across Cultures: Freer

The creation of art is a universal human endeavor, but what connects artwork across cultures and what sets them apart? Investigate artworks from across Asia, exploring commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.

Explore Buddhist Art

Delve into the art and practice of Buddhism across Asia. Tours focus on Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia and/or our permanent collection of art from India, China, and Japan.

Hokusai and the Art of Japan

The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Come view the exhibition Hokusai: Mad About Painting, which features works from the world’s largest collection of paintings, sketches, and drawings by Hokusai. Works large and small are on view, from six-panel folding screens and hanging scrolls to paintings and drawings. Together, these works reveal an artistic genius who thought he might finally achieve true mastery in painting—if he lived to the age of 110.