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  1. Docents at the MFAH

    Docent Program At this time, all open positions for MFAH docents are filled. If you would like to be considered in the future openings, please contact docents@mfah.org to add your name to the mailing list.

  2. Saturday Members Tour | Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design

    February 2024 MFAH members are invited to explore the Museum’s art collections and exhibitions on special Saturday tours. Topics change monthly. In February, join a docent for a tour of a new installation and recent acquisitions in the Kinder Building gallery for decorative arts, craft, and design.

  3. Bayou Bend at 50: A Longtime Docent Tells Her Story

    Mar 3, 2016 - Oh yes, she sometimes came by when we were giving tours. It was very intimidating to have her nearby as you were telling a guest about a particular painting or piece of furniture. Bayou Bend docent Betsy Ache was there on March 5, 1966. I asked her about her memories of the day, how she became a docent, and more. You were a brand-new “class of 1966” Bayou Bend docent. In addition to being a docent, you also served on the docent board as group-tour chair and general chair. What has kept you so dedicated and involved for so many years?

  4. Saturday Members Tour | New Galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds

    April 2023 MFAH members are invited to explore the Museum’s art collections and exhibitions on special Saturday tours. Topics change monthly. In April, join a docent on a tour of the galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds, newly opened spaces that display, for the first time, the full extent of the MFAH holdings in art from historically Islamic lands.

  5. Saturday Members Tour | 100 Years of Architecture at the MFAH

    Join a docent on this tour exploring the many architectural styles represented throughout the Sarofim Campus. April 2024MFAH members are invited to explore the Museum on special Saturday tours. Topics change monthly. In April, the MFAH marks 100 years since opening to the public in 1924.

  6. For the Love of Art

    Apr 24, 2012 - SC: Two high school tours that I enjoyed—"The Age of Impressionism" and "Classical Humanism"—gave us the chance to discuss cultural ideas in a historical context. Q) What is your favorite part of being a docent? Q) How long have you been a docent? Shari Chadderdon: I started training in the fall of 2009. Claudia Zopoaragon: Four years. Q) What made you decide to become a docent?

  7. Saturday Members Tour | Sarofim Collection of American Modernism

    MFAH members are invited to explore the Museum’s art collections and exhibitions on special Saturday tours. Topics change monthly. In September, join a docent on a tour of 20th-century American art on long-term loan from the Sarofim Foundation, now on view in the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building.

  8. Saturday Members Tour “Latin American Art”

    Saturday Members Tour “Latin American Art” MFAH members are invited to explore the MFAH art collections and exhibitions on Saturday tours. Topics change monthly. In October, join a docent on a tour highlighting the MFAH collection of Latin American art, one of the most significant collections of Latin American modern and contemporary art in the world.

  9. Saturday Members Tour “Campus Commissions: Tunnels of Light”

    July 2022 MFAH members are invited to explore the MFAH art collections and exhibitions on Saturday tours. Topics change monthly. In July, join a docent on a tour unlocking the secrets of the underground tunnel network and its three commissioned immersive works, unique to the MFAH.

  10. Saturday Members Tour | “Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism”

    May 2024MFAH members are invited to explore the Museum on special Saturday tours. Topics change monthly. In May, join a docent for a closer look at the wildly colorful canvases of Henri Matisse and André Derain in Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism.