TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 25-DECEMBER 18 · 1-3:30 PM
A vital part of MMoCA’s education and outreach efforts, docents involve tour group members in lively discussions about works on view at the museum.
Held every two years, the docent training program provides grounding in twentieth- and twenty-first-century art; art materials and processes; behind-the-scenes museum operations; the school environment; gallery techniques; and more. Qualifications include strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for art and people, open-mindedness, flexibility, a desire to learn, and an ability to organize a series of points in a logical and engaging fashion.
Museum membership and a two-year commitment are required. In recognition of their service to the museum, docents receive many benefits such as private exhibition orientations with artists and curators and a 20 percent discount at the Museum Store.
A blog for exchange of information among MMoCA's education department and docents is located here.