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Date of Release: 
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Contact Info: 

Sheri Castelnuovo, Curator of Education or 608.257.0158 x 227

MMoCA Docent Training

MMoCA Docent Training
Offered September 23 -December 16, 2008
MADISON, WI -- Enthusiastic about art and people? Organized? Open-minded and curious? Join a dynamic group of life-long learners and become a docent at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Docent training will be offered from 1 to 3:30 pm on Tuesdays, September 25 through December 18, at the museum.
Volunteer docents at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art contribute time, energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge to help visitors gain insight into art. Docents are a vital part of MMoCA's education and outreach efforts. They explain processes, themes, and ideas related to works of art, and involve tour group members in lively interactions with works on view.
The twelve-week training course includes grounding in twentieth and twenty-first century art history, as well as art media and processes, behind-the-scenes museum operations, the school environment, gallery techniques, and more. There is no tuition fee; however, there is a modest cost for training materials. Docents also must become members of the museum. 
In recognition of their service to the museum, docents receive benefits such as private exhibition orientations with artists and curators and a 20 percent discount at MMoCA's award-winning Museum Store. Docents also provide cultural enrichment to community members in a dynamic visual and social environment.
To apply to the program, please contact Sheri Castelnuovo, curator of education, at 608.257.0158 or

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