This week is #NationalVolunteerWeek, and #fwmoa is celebrating by recognizing our amazing docents and their continued dedication to the museum throughout the pandemic. Want to join them team? Read on to learn how!
What We’re Reading to You: “The Museum” by Susan Verde
FWMoA's Docent of the Year, Susan Elser, kicks off our newest blog post series "What We're Reading to You" with "The Museum" by Susan Verde. Stay tuned to participate in the activity following her read-aloud!
Docent Dialogue: Discussing the Artwork of Heather Day
This weekend marks the closing of Heather Day's inaugural museum show at FWMoA. Due to COVID-19, we closed much earlier, so to mark the occasion we present to you our president and docents talking about her artwork to help continue the experience of this exhibition.
Docent Dialogue: Kitchen Lithography with the Docent Corps
Still confused about creating a lithograph! Come along with the docents as they practice making their own using materials from your kitchen!
Docent Dialogue: Docent to Docent, A Docent Double Feature!
Alyssa Dumire, Director of Children's Education If you happen upon a school tour at FWMoA, odds are you’ll probably see Michael leading a tour. In fact, if you got here from our blog’s home page, you’ve seen him there too! You’ll almost definitely find at least one of today’s featured docents leading any given school …
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Docent Dialogue: Learning to Look with Jennifer
Learning doesn’t stop when you leave the classroom, whether it’s for a field trip at the art museum or long after graduation day, and the education department at FWMoA is no exception! Read on to find out how one of our docents learns more about art every day.
Docent Dialogue: The Marvelous Ms. Marlene
With the start of the school year also comes the start of our docent training for the year. What better time to get to know another of our wonderful docents, Marlene Cooper! Marlene’s enthusiasm for and love of art is infectious. Read on, and watch a short interview, to see why FWMoA is her happy place and the children she gives tours to are her favorite people.
Docent Dialogue: What Does a Docent Do?
We’ve already profiled one of our illustrious docents, but today we’re looking a bit more closely at what it is that a docent actually does.
The word “docent” comes from the Latin docere, meaning “to teach.” Google the word, and that is what you will find on almost any website dedicated to docents, but we’re not here to talk dictionary definitions. What do docents mean to FWMoA and the community we serve?
Docent Dialogue: Joan Bovee
Through our “Docent Dialogue” series we’ll learn a bit more about FWMoA’s greatest resources, the very special volunteers who make school tours possible—the Children’s Docents! They are the often-unsung heroes of the Children’s Education department and the roughly 7,000 students who tour the museum each year.