El Paso Museum of Art Docents Creating “ah ha” moments since 1962.
Volunteer tour guides, also known as docents, have an interest in teaching diverse audiences, a willingness to study Western and European art history, and be able to commit to the program for one year following training. Previous knowledge of art is not necessary, but candidates must be able to commit to a six month training program, in addition to serving as an active docent for one year following training. Bilingual skills are highly encouraged but not required.
The application period for the 2012-13 docent program is closed. Please check again in Summer 2013 for the next docent training class. For more information, please call (915) 532-1707 extension 23.
Opportunities to gain and share information about art and art history
Meet others interested in art
Meet curators and artists
Use of EPMA library books, videos, & catalogs
Free membership to the Museum
Subscription to Museum Newsletter and other mailings
Access to training materials, articles on art history and teaching tips
Advance notice of Museum programs and new exhibitions
Discounts in the Museum Store
Invitation to annual appreciation brunch and holiday potluck social
Subjects covered in Docent Classes
Visual Vocabulary & Art Terms
Mexican Colonial/Spanish Viceroyal & Retablos
El Paso Artists, Texas Regional, Taos & Santa Fe
Early American Art, American Impressionists, Luminist, Westward Expansion
Art Nouveau & Art Deco
Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism
Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism
Italian Late Medieval, Early Renaissance, Siena
Italian High Renaissance, Mannerism
The Kress Collection: symbolism & interpretation
Sculpture & Contemporary Art Movements
For more information and to apply, please call the Education Department at 915-532-1707, extension 23.