Cell phones should be silent
After you park your car, and are about to enter an art gallery or a museum, take a moment to either switch your phone off entirely, or put it on silent or vibration mode. This will save you from the embarrassment which you may have to face if your phone rings loudly in the silence of the museum.
Don’t speak loudly
If you are with family and/or friends, it is important for all of you to keep the volume of your voices low when talking to each other. Speaking loudly in a museum or art gallery is considered rude, and is against the decorum that needs to be observed at such a place.
Keep children close
If you happen to have children with you, keep an eye on them and make sure they remain close to you. Before stepping into the building, tell your kids not to touch anything in the gallery, and behave decently. Make sure your children do not shout or run around while other visitors are attempting to concentrate on the exhibits or artwork.
When viewing a painting or an exhibit, you should make sure you do not stand in a position that blocks someone else’s vision. Always stand to the side, and keep in mind that you are not the only one present in the gallery.
Communicate with the curator or the artist
If there are any questions in your mind about a particular exhibit or work of art, you should not hesitate to ask the curator or the painter. Maintain a politely curious and friendly tone while talking to them. If you do not like a piece of art, keep your criticism to yourself and do not speak negativity.