Public Tour

Inspired by Books

Coming up next: Tuesday, October 25 at 11:30 am

Drop in to an Inspired by Books tour to participate in lively discussions of works of art related to popular books, facilitated by a museum guide.

Free public tours are Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., Fridays at 6:30 p.m., and starting in July, the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. Drop in; no reservations necessary. To request a private tour of any book for groups of 10 or more, please call (612) 870-3140, fee charged.


December 2015 | Rez Life by David Treuer

January 2016 | The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama

February 2016 | Emma by Jane Austen

March 2016 | The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt

April 2016 | A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman

May 2016 | The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

June 2016 | The Chosen by Chaim Potok

July 2016 | Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

August 2016 | The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

September 2016 | Euphoria by Lily King

October 2016 | Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

November 2016 | The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

December 2016 | Empress Orchid by  Anchee Min