The McMullen Museum's docents work with the curators of each exhibition to develop informative and engaging tours for visitors of all ages. From September through May, they offer free, public gallery tours every Friday at 12:30 pm.

The McMullen Museum also arranges private group tours by request. Our docents will be happy to tailor their presentations to your group's age level and interests. Call 617-552-8587 at least two weeks in advance to schedule a tour. The tours are free, but there may be a security fee for tours scheduled outside the museum's regular hours.

For more information about our docent program, contact Nancy Joyce, Head Docent, at 781-235-5762.

We offer a variety of resources to help your class or group get the most out of their educational experience at the McMullen Museum. In the Exhibitions section of this site, you can find information about the historical background of Surrealism, examples of works by André Masson and other Surrealist artists, and a summary of major events in André Masson's life.

Boston College's Romance Languages Department has developed a lesson plan on French Surrealism for high-school and college French classes; readings, worksheets, and discussion questions are available through the André Masson page of this site.

We may also be able to provide you with additional texts or help you contact a BC faculty member with expertise in your area of interest. Call 617-552-4676 for assistance.


Boston College undergraduates interested in museum work can gain valuable experience by volunteering at the McMullen Museum. Staff members provide training and guidance for volunteers, and no prior experience in museums or art history is necessary. Volunteers help out with a variety of projects, including background research on upcoming exhibitions, exhibition planning and organization, special events, visitor surveys, mailings, and publicity. Student interns typically volunteer one day a week for two or three hours.

The McMullen Museum can also arrange internships for credit to meet the needs of graduate students in area Museum Studies programs. Interns can gain professional experience in curatorial research, exhibition planning, grant writing, membership development, and publications.

The McMullen Museum regularly hires Boston College undergraduate and graduate students as part-time Research Assistants. Research Assistants are closely involved with research, planning and grant-writing for upcoming exhibitions.

If you are interested in becoming an intern or a research assistant at the McMullen Museum, please contact the Exhibition and Publications Coordinator (617-552-4676). We are not able to accommodate interns during the evenings or on weekends.