• Love people?
• Love art?
• Love meaningful conversation?
The MFAH needs YOU! Join the elite corps of MFAH volunteer docents.
The MFAH is now recruiting a new class of volunteer docents! To learn more about the docent program, stop by an Open House to meet MFAH staff and docents.
► Pick a date below and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. You must attend one open house in order to apply to the docent program. All sessions meet in the Farish Classroom on the lower level of the Beck Building.
Spring 2016 Open Houses
Wednesday, April 27
11 a.m.–1 p.m. & 6–8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 3
11 a.m.–1 pm. & 6–8 p.m.
What does a docent do?
A docent is a volunteer educator. Historically, a docent lectured while visitors listened. Today’s dynamic docents at the MFAH create and facilitate conversation-based tours, with relevant and universal topics such as pattern and design through the history of art, exploring artist’s choices, and much more. Docents help make art from around the world more relevant and interesting for visitors. Last year our 200 docents served over 60,000 visitors ranging in age from toddlers to adults.
Worried you don't know anything about art?
Not a problem! The MFAH Docent Program provides ongoing education sessions about tour techniques, how to think like an educator, and the Museum's exhibitions and collections.
• Enjoy wonderful camaraderie with fellow Museum docents and staff
• Receive the opportunity to learn from top experts in the field of art history
• Share your passion with others in our community and beyond
Interested in our house museums?
Our house museums, two former homes in the historic River Oaks neighborhood, also recruit docents. Learn more about the docent program at Bayou Bend, which displays American decorative arts and paintings, and the docent program at Rienzi, the house museum for European decorative arts and paintings.