As we get closer to the Museum’s opening this November, we’ll be shining and spotlight on programs—new and renewed—to come.
First up, let’s chat about our docents! Docents provide an invaluable service in the life of the Museum: sharing their love of art with students, children, and adults through educational tours and programs. Our current docent trainee class is the largest in the Museum’s history, and in September they started a yearlong training program to serve the community with fun and engaging tours.
Docent Trainee Judy Upjohn shares why she joined the program:
“Looking at art and discussing art are two of my favorite activities. But it’s sad that so many people don’t know how much even a single artwork could deepen their lives, spark their wonder, help them see life a bit differently, or give them a ‘wow!’ experience. So many people don’t care about art because they don’t feel ‘qualified’ to look or talk about [it]… I love the non-lecture format of the docent program at the Museum, because I believe it’s experiences, not just information, that make artworks memorable. Plus, I get to learn more about art, talk about it, and look at it – what could be better?”
To learn more about our docent program, click here.