Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council sponsors coffee for prospective Docents

Morgan Wells

If you have an interest in art, like talking with people and enjoy learning, becoming a docent at the Tucson Museum of Art could be the perfect opportunity for you. The Tucson Museum of Art Docent Council is holding an informational coffee on Wednesday, September 17, to acquaint prospective volunteers with the docent training program. The coffee will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the lobby at the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 North Main Ave. in downtown Tucson.

Docents are an enthusiastic group of men and women who help the museum connect art to life in schools, organizations and the Tucson community. While docents are most often found leading tours in the galleries, they also take art appreciation outside the museum walls. Last year, for example, more than 3,000 Tucson-area students in grades K-12 enjoyed in-school and in-museum art experiences thanks to the docents. Additional outreach opportunities include bringing art experiences to hospitalized children, working with Alzheimer patients and giving art talks to civic and social groups.

Being a docent is a volunteer opportunity that is open to everyone. As a docent you set your own schedule and choose the activities that interest you. All that is required is an interest in art and learning and a willingness to reach out and share that interest with others.

If you cannot attend but are interested in becoming a docent, please call 520-624-2333 ext. 121 or email  [email protected] for information.