Wilkes University



A Different Kind of Classroom.

The Sordoni Art Gallery provides many ways for visitors to experience the gallery. With a mission to encourage an appreciation of the arts within Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding community, we offer a wide variety of free educational events throughout the year. Click to learn more about our upcoming free events and programs in association with the current exhibition.

Tours at the Sordoni Art Gallery

Looking to bring a group to the gallery? Sign up for a free Docent Lead Tour. Our docents are trained to guide groups through the gallery. A Docent Lead Tour can be the perfect way to engage with the arts as Docents lead discussion about the historical significance and visual interest of a variety of artworks on display.

When making plans for your group, please note:

  • Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
  • A minimum group size of 15 people, and a maximum of 35 people (exceptions will be made for Wilkes University classes and K-12 student groups).
  • All guided tours meet in the Karambelas Lobby outside of the Sordoni Art Gallery.
  • Limited parking is available at the Gallery. 


K-12 Tours: Portraits & Poetry

October 22 - December 8, 2019 | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

While touring the Sordoni Art Gallery and Wyoming Valley Art League, students will examine how artists use the principles of art and design to tell stories. Following the tour, each student will have the opportunity to tell their own story through a hands-on art activity where they will design colorful self-portraits to take home. Tours are adapted for each grade level and foster visual literacy, and critical listening and speaking skills. 

Please note: Art Galleries are educational spaces. As part of an artist's learning, they study the human figure. Exhibitions in our galleries may contain representations of the nude human figure. We encourage concerned educators to preview the exhibition. Please contact Nicole.lewis1@wilkes.edu with any questions or concerns regarding what will be on display in the gallery during your tour. 


Sordoni Art Gallery Tour Registration

Please complete the following information to register for a group tour of the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University. Contact Assistant Director Nikki Lewis at Nicole.lewis1@wilkes.edu with any questions about touring the Sordoni Art Gallery.

Please allow 2-3 days for our staff to process your request.

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