Docents bring art education to museum visitors, students, and the local community through many different programs. In fact the word “docent” is derived from the Latin word docere meaning “to teach.”
All that’s required to join this group of fun, inquisitive, enthusiastic people is a love of art and a commitment to volunteering, and a desire to learn. The Docent training program spans a 9 month training period and focuses on three main areas: a knowledge of the collections and historic properties; a cultivation of touring skills; and an understanding of art history including major periods and important artists.
Classes meet every Monday from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, October – May, and cost only $200 per person or $300 per couple to cover costs of textbooks and other printed materials. Prospective docents must be Museum members.
Once you become a docent, you can choose to art lead tours, present art talks to the public, bring art programs to local schools, and so much more!