Docents can be the momentum and the backbone behind innovative programming that would not be possible without their willingness to dedicate precious time and energy.
Please join LSU Museum of Art's education curator, Lara Gautreau, for an orientation to the Docent Program. The meeting will be held on the 5th floor in the American Masters exhibition.
Docents are trained volunteers who guide visitors through museum exhibitions to facilitate greater understanding and enjoyment of the art. Docents can be the momentum and the backbone behind innovative programming that would not be possible without their willingness to dedicate precious time and energy.
And this is an exciting time to be an LSU Museum of Art Docent! With upcoming exhibitions like Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Reunion: Ed Pramuk, James Burke & Robert Warrens, Caroline Durieux: A Radioactive Wit, Tearing Granite: The Sculpture of Jesus Moroles, and Innovations in Contemporary Louisiana Glass which promise to be popular, fun, engaging, and put the LSU Museum of Art on Baton Rouge’s cultural "to do” list.
Also, changes in what people expect from a museum visit are encouraging us to provide more conversational or discussion based tours. This means less memorization and more interaction between the docent and their groups.
It’s always more fun to volunteer with a friend, so don’t hesitate to bring one (or four) along for the ride.