The Meadows Museum Docent Program fulfills an essential component of the Museum’s mission to serve the public by exhibiting, preserving, and interpreting the art, culture, and history of Spain, the Hispanic world, and other cultures. A docent is a volunteer educator who receives in-depth training on the Museum’s permanent collection, special exhibitions, and teaching techniques and, in turn, conducts tours and outreach programs for museum visitors.
The goal of the Meadows Museum Docent Program is to equip its members with the necessary knowledge and skills to introduce visitors to the Museum’s collection, to special exhibitions, to Spanish history and culture, and to the visual arts. The program seeks to provide an organization for volunteers to come together in a spirit of learning, collaboration, and commitment to community service.
Docent Education Sessions are held every Monday morning from September through May in the museum’s education wing and galleries. Topics may include art, history and culture related to the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, as well as art and museum education theory and practice.
New docents are accepted as needed, usually on a biannual basis, to meet the demands for guided tours of the Meadows Museum. For more information on the program and to receive an application, please e-mail Scott Winterrowd (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 214.768.4993.