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LOCATION + CONTACT

 

Located in the Amarillo Cultural District, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District
2200 South Van Buren
Amarillo, Texas 79109
P 806.371.5050
F 806.345.5682
Weekends and Event Evenings 806.371.5392
amoa@actx.edu

From I-40
Take Washington Street exit, turn south on Washington, turn left onto 22nd, turn right onto Van Buren

From I-27
Take Washington Street exit, turn north on Washington, turn right onto 22nd, turn right onto Van Buren

Parking
Parking is available in the #5 (north) and #6 (east) lots, with handicap parking available in the #8 (south) lot. AMoA has 2 reserved parking spaces for museum visitors in the parking lot east of the museum across Van Buren Street. In the event those reserved spaces are occupied, there is no permitting requirement for parking on the Amarillo College campus. Buses can unload passengers in lot #5 near the entrance or on Van Buren Street and then find parking in the parking lot east of the museum.


HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday - Friday   10am-5pm
Saturday + Sunday   1pm-5pm

AMoA Administrative Offices are open Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Please note the Museum is closed on Mondays. The main entrance is located at the plaza level on the west side of the building. For business purposes, there is a bell at the left side of Van Buren Street door, as well as the loading dock door.

Holiday Closings
New Year’s Day
Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day


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AMoA Tours aim to inspire curiosity and foster lifelong relationships between students and art through interactive, inquiry based explorations of art. Reservations are required for all group visits, even self-guided tours. Contact Deana Craighead to reserve your visit, (806) 371-5050 or dmcraighead@actx.edu

Please plan ahead. Tours range in duration from 30 to 90 minutes and groups of 10 or more, whether lead by a Museum docent/staff or self-guided by a teacher, must contact the Museum to arrange the visit. Groups without advance reservations cannot be assured that the museum will be able to accommodate them. All visits must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance.

CURRICULUM
All AMoA Education Department programs are designed to correlate with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). AMoA programs also utilize Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a teaching and learning strategy used in museums around the world.

Docent-Led Tour, $1.50 per student
Bring art to life for your students. Docents will lead your class on an adventure through art and history as they view travelling and permanent exhibitions. With many exhibitions changing every 6-8 weeks, there is always something new to see at AMoA!

Enhanced Tour, $2.75 per student
This program gives students a multidimensional museum experience. Students will view AMoA's exhibitions as well as experience a hands-on art activity. Docents will lead students through exhibitions, explaining artists and their works while engaging students in a discussion of the art. The hands-on art activity will help the students better understand the art they have seen during the tour. By allowing your students the materials, training and tools to be creative, they will gain a stronger understanding of what it takes to produce art and think critically about different art forms.

GROUPS
AMoA welcomes all groups and has adopted policies to ensure that all visitors, whether individuals or members of groups, can engage in and enjoy the museum’s unique and irreplaceable works of art. Large groups will be divided for ease of movement through the museum and rotate between galleries. Due to the limited space in our galleries and the fragile nature of the artwork, we cannot provide a safe or meaningful experience for groups larger than 100. Adult chaperones are responsible for student conduct and adherence to the rules for proper behavior in the museum and its galleries. Chaperones must remain with their groups at all times. One adult chaperone for every 20 students is required. When making a reservation, please indicate your need for any specialized information or assistance for your group. The museum is wheelchair accessible.


HOW TO BEHAVE IN AN ART MUSEUM
Whether you're a first-time visitor or a life-long member of the AMoA, there are a few things you need to know about a visit to the museum. 

PLEASE DON’T TOUCH
Enjoy with your eyes, not with your hands. Even the lightest touch can damage a work of art.  Objects may be placed on pedestals or behind Plexiglas or ropes. Please keep a safe distance from these objects as well as text panels and gallery walls. (Three feet is a good rule of thumb.) 

SAFETY FIRST
Please stay with your designated group for the duration of your stay.  For your safety, and the safety of the artwork, running and horseplay are not permitted in the galleries.

NO FOOD OR DRINK
Food, gum and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.  Smoking/vaping is not permitted in any part of the museum.  

PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography for personal, noncommercial use is occasionally permitted in the museum. Inquire about photography guidelines for special exhibitions upon arrival at AMoA. Please remember to turn off the flash, stash the tripod and selfie stick, and be aware of other visitors around you.

SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES
Teachers are encouraged to create an assignment to coordinate with their class visit to the museum.  Pencils and paper (including sketchpads) are allowed in the galleries and a limited number of clipboards are available by reservation. Colored pencils, ink pens and other media are prohibited.  For assistance with assignments contact AMoA’s Education Department at (806) 371-5050.

STOW YOUR BAGS
Backpacks, large bags, packages and coats are not allowed in the galleries and can be left at the security desk on the 2nd Floor.

TALK ABOUT IT
We encourage dialogue in the galleries, but please be courteous to others. If you need to talk on your cell phone, limit conversations to lobby areas. Follow AMoA on Instagram and Facebook to tell us what you think and stay informed about the museum's events and exhibitions.

ACCESSIBILITY
AMoA welcomes all visitors and provides opportunities for people with disabilities to connect to the world of art through a variety of accessible features. Accessible parking spaces for vehicles displaying the appropriate disability permits are located in the #8 (south) parking lot. An ADA ramp provides easy access to the main entrance on the Fine Arts Plaza level. There is an additional ramp accessing the #5 (north) parking lot. For visitors who wish to enter the building via Van Buren, there is a one-person elevator. Wheelchairs are available free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. AMoAs three floors of galleries are connected by an elevator. Accessible restrooms are available on the third floor. For questions regarding accessibility, call the offices at (806) 371-5050.


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