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Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed
October 4th - December 31st, 2014

For more information on Peruvian Gold Field Trip opportunities, please contact Field Trip Coordinator, Cindy Perreira at or 972-252-4406. To purchase tickets to the Exhibition, please click here.

Click here to download the School Field Trip/Tour Reservation Form. Click here for a list of Blackout Dates due to scheduled School Tours. 

   Courtesy Irving Schools Television 


The Irving Arts Center's four galleries feature local and regional artists as well as traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature and more. The Arts Center is also home to a two-acre Sculpture Garden with original works from prominent artists, winding pathways, cascading fountains and a large-scale mosaic created by Irving students. Schedule a complimentary tour of the Arts Center or enhance your performance field trip experience with a tour and a place to eat lunch. Contact Andy Pate, Box Office (972) 252-7558.

Guided tours are available upon request for groups of 40 or less. The Arts Center will make an attempt to accommodate larger groups who request a guided tour based on staff availability.

Tour requests are due a minimum of two weeks prior to the requested date.

During a guided tour of the Arts Center, staff will lead your group through the four gallery spaces and into the Sculpture Garden. Groups may also have the opportunity to view the backstage area of the Arts Center's two theaters. Guided tours last approximately one hour.

Self-Guided Tours
Groups of any size are welcome to view the galleries at any time during designated hours. Self-guided groups have access to all four galleries and the Sculpture Garden. While it is not required, the Arts Center recommends that self-guided groups schedule their visit to ensure a positive experience.

Enhance Your Experience!
When you schedule a tour or  JumpstART field trip, enhance your experience – at no extra cost – and reserve a place to eat a sack lunch! Space is limited and lunch space must be pre-scheduled when arranging a tour time.