The Huntington Museum of Art is offering a free informational Docent Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for those who are interested in becoming volunteer art and nature tour guides. Refreshments will be served.
“Docents share their appreciation for art and nature to visitors of all ages at the Huntington Museum of Art, which has a nature trail system on its 52 acres,” said HMA Director of Education Cindy Dearborn. “If volunteering to give tours of our exhibits or nature trails sounds like something that appeals to you, then come to Docent Open House and learn more. No previous experience in giving tours is needed as all docents are thoroughly trained and supported by HMA staff.”
Docents gather on Monday mornings at the Huntington Museum of Art during the fall and spring for informal art training sessions with the staff members of HMA’s Education Department. “The Huntington Museum of Art could not provide the number of tours that we do without our docents,” Dearborn said. “As part of our docent program, many of our volunteers have formed great friendships. It is also rewarding to see students and adults enjoy their visits to the Huntington Museum of Art.”
For more information, call Dearborn at (304) 529-2701 or send her an email at [email protected]. HMA is fully accessible.
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