What are Docents?
Docent is a title given to persons who serve as guides and educators for the institutions they serve, usually on a voluntary basis.
The DAC docents is an all-volunteer committee that offers two programs: tours of gallery exhibits for adults and children and the Art in the School program for elementary school children and other organizations. For information about the docent program, see below or write email@example.com. Durango Friends of the Arts is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that has given over $380,000 in grants to visual and performing arts programs in the Durango area. 100% of the money raised for the grant fund goes back to the community.
Docent Tours of Exhibits in the Barbara Conrad Gallery
Join DAC’s docents at 3 p.m. every Friday for a tour and discussion of the current exhibit in the Barbara Conrad Gallery. These tours are free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Mary Puller, DAC’s exhibits director, at 259-2606.
“Art in the Schools”
This program is for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. The docent program is presented in the classroom with information about the artists and their work. Then the docents let the children work on their own, developing an art project that reflects the artist that was presented.
Tours of DAC Exhibits in the Barbara Conrad Gallery
This program provides students with an orientation to gallery behavior to help them gain a level of comfort in attending gallery exhibits throughout life. It provides a way for students to engage the art that they see and experience; the docents help the students learn to “look” at art. The program provides interactive learning experiences and hands-on art projects.
Call (970) 259-2606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date and time for a docent visit.
Upcoming Docent Events & Programs
Several of DAC’s docents will display their wide range of talents in a mixed-media presentation at Eno, 723 E. 2nd Avenue. The exhibit opens on April 1 and will run for six weeks. There will be a reception for the artists on Thursday, April 4 at 5 p.m.
Docents meet at 10 a.m. the last Monday of the month at the Durango Arts Center and always welcome anyone interested to attend. The docents offer two programs: Art in the Schools presented in the students’ classrooms and in other facilities in Durango and tours of DAC exhibits. For more information, write email@example.com or go to DAC’s website under the Education tab.