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27 Jun
Mon / 2011

Docent Program Open House

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Rienzi was a buzz on Saturday morning as about 20 applicants to the Rienzi docent program enjoyed a brief tour of Rienzi with some of our current docents; heard from Erika Arslan, our docent program manager; and had an opportunity to ask questions during the Docent Program Open House Coffee.

We have a thriving docent program at Rienzi (23 of our original 38 docents are still active!), and we’re looking to add more voices and personalities to our tours. If you love to learn—and have a passion for art, history, and/or culture—please join us for the July Open House Coffee at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 23, where you can learn about the program like those this past Saturday did, and we can learn about you and your passions!  

Rienzi’s docent program started when the museum opened in 1999. All visitor tours of Rienzi are docent-led. 
The education course for docents is taught by museum curators and educators September through January.
Docents at Rienzi have the opportunity to guide visitors through the house during tours; for events such as
performances by Houston Grand Opera Studio and Early Music Southwest; at Storytime Tours, Family Days,
and other children's programs; and during open-house events such as the Azalea Trail.

If you are interested in attending the July Open House Coffee, or learning more about our docent program, please contact us at rienzi@mfah.org or 713.639.7800. For more info online, visit Rienzi's Programs and Events web page.

Don’t forget to check out the slideshow of docent activities and events!

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About Casey Monahan

Casey Monahan

Casey Monahan joined Rienzi as education assistant in 2010. She received her B.A. in art history and history from the College of the Holy Cross, and her M.A. in art history from the University of Houston. At Rienzi, the Massachusetts native works with docents, tours, and other public programs. 

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