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12HMADocentRonMorganconductsa4thTuesdayTour.Dogsandthepeoplewholovethemattenda4thTuesdayTourinconjunctionwiththeFineArfexhibitatHMA.Specialoodorthe4thTuesdayreceptionortheexhibittitledTracksTheRailroadinPhotographsfromtheGeorgeEastmanHouseCollection.4thTuesdayToursArePopularatHuntingtonMuseumofArtHMAsschooltoursprogramisbooming.Yellowschoolbusesflltheparkinglotandchildrensvoicesfllthegalleryspacesev-erymorningduringtheweek.LastyearwiththeindispensablehelpromtheHMAdocentsweguided8550studentsthroughthemuseum.SowhataboutadulttoursSeveralyearsagoHMAsBoardEducationCommitteedecidedtolaunchaninitiativethatwouldinviteencourageandengageadultsinintriguingandlivelyexperiencesatthemuseum.WithSarahDenmanslead-ershipandguidanceEducationCommitteeMembersmetanddiscussedideasoranadulttourprogram.Aterlotsobrain-stormingandlivelydiscussionthecommitteeormulatedaplanandcalledit4thTuesdayTours.Justasitsoundsonceamonthonthe4thTuesdayHMAwouldinvitethepublictoadocent-ledtourollowedbyareceptionorastimulatingandenjoyableeveningatthemuseum.FinallyonApril262011wewel-comedadultsandamilymemberstoourfrst4thTuesdayTour.ItwasgreatMuseumstaanddocentspreparedthoroughlyandvisitorsenjoyedtheevening.Every4thTuesdayTourhasathemebasedonaparticularexhibitorgroupingoexhibits.OneexampleoathemebasedtourwasaneveningdesignedaroundHMAsexhibitFineArfanexhibitopaintingsanddrawingsodogsromHMAscollec-tion.Forthe4thTuesdayToursomevisitorsenjoyedatourotheexhibitwhileothersbroughttheirdogsandenjoyedadogwalkonthemuseumstrails.Thiswasalsodesignedinconjunc-tionwiththeopeningoHuntingtonsnewdogpark.FortheopeningotheexhibitTRACKSTheRailroadinPhotographsfromtheGeorgeEastmanHouseCollectionanexhibito44photographsotrainsthemuseumhosteda4thTuesdayTour.TherewasaspecialguestappearancebyCollisP.HuntingtonJimCastoinulldisguisewhogaveananimatedandlivelytourotheshow.Inadditionguestsdelightedinthespeciallydesignedrereshmentsatthereception.Anannualavorite4thTuesdayTouristheTastingTour.ThistourisdesignedaroundHMAsC.FredEdwardsConser-vatoryandalloitsood-producingplants.Coconutmangocoeecashewpineapplegingerchocolatepapayabananasteviapomegranateandsugarcanearejustsomeotheood-producingplantsinHMAsconservatory.Ona4thTuesdayTourguestscanstrollthroughtheconservatorylearnaboutthedierentplantsandsampledierentoodsmadewiththesein-gredients.Thisadulttourprogram4thTuesdayTourscontinuestogrowinpopularity.Alongwiththeregularswhohavebeencomingsinceitsbeginningnewpeoplecontinuetoattend.O-tenentireamilieswillcomeortheevening.JustlikeHMAsschooltoursprogramitisbooming.ArecentvisitorsaidMyhusbandandIdidntknowwhatweweremissingbynotcomingtothe4thTuesdayTours.