With the popularity of art and art exhibitions at an all-time high, it is critical for everyone to know the ins and outs of visiting a gallery or a museum. Chances are you’ve already been, but you may not know that there's an (implied) set of guidelines you should be following while there.

No matter what institutional setting you're in, these rules will come in handy and possibly take your experience to another level. From the basic rules like not touching the art to more specific rules like showing gratitude to the gallery workers, this list of 10 Rules for Attending an Art Exhibition will shape any newcomer into a seemingly regular art spectator.