The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Docent Council

Staff liaison – Olivia Miller, Curator: millero@email.arizona.edu

Purpose

The UAMA Docent Council is committed to supporting the mission of the museum by engaging diverse audiences in the community. As ambassadors of the museum, it is the docents who introduce the Museum’s collections and exhibitions to the public and inspire the new generations of art lovers.

Members of the Docent Council accomplish this by:

  • leading interactive and engaging tours of the museum and public art for people of all ages and backgrounds;
  • offering tactile tours for the Visually Impaired;
  • reaching out in the community by giving interactive Adult Outreach presentations at libraries and senior centers;
  • providing K-12 students with meaningful arts experiences through the School Outreach program;

Benefits

Members of the Docent Council, through their service:

  • do a public service to the community by volunteering time and sharing passion and intellect;
  • participate in a comprehensive training program that supports lifelong learning in the arts;
  • are an active part of an enthusiastic group of art lovers;
  • meet people from diverse backgrounds and experiences;
  • gain a thorough knowledge of the major movements in art history and the functions of a museum;
  • participate in a robust training program with opportunities for field trips, guest speakers, and intimate viewings of artwork from the permanent collection;
  • celebrate with an annual recognition luncheon and end-of-the year potluck.