Welcome to the Docent Program
We would like to welcome you into the Docent Program at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. We hope your time and experience as a docent is both enriching and rewarding. Communication is the foundation of touring, and we hope that you will keep us informed of not only the highlights you encounter, but the problems as well. We thank you for being an important and valuable part of our Museum.
Our Mission is to support The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum’s exhibition programs
in the following ways:
Docents at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum contribute time, energy and ideas to make the art within the exhibition accessible, understandable and rewarding to visitors of the Museum. By creating a dialogue with the visitors about the works of art, docents stimulate observation, speculation, possibility and connection.
As docents, we are accessible to the visitor to answer any reasonable questions they may have about the art within the exhibition. We provide either a brief orientation about the artist(s) and the history thereof, or a tour on the exhibition itself. We attempt to stimulate a dialogue about how visitors may see the works of art. We are reminded that there is no right or wrong answer and that the goal is to leave the visitor with the feeling of having learned something new. We encourage active participation on the part of the docent and the visitors. Docents are teachers, however, the style and form of is different from the classroom model. We engage the viewers while learning from them. Each group will be different and the docent is reminded to take this into consideration when touring.
Docents are representatives of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and their presence is the public’s link to the institution. Docents personal opinions are valued by the staff but are not relevant to their role as a representative of the Museum or as a guide to the exhibition. On the other hand, a docent’s observation can act to stimulate seeing on the part of the visitor. We ask that as a docent, you don’t share subjective or negative thoughts about exhibitions or individual artworks or artists, but rather inform about the art from an objective, educator’s perspective. Also, please honor the requests of visitors for focusing on certain parts of the exhibition.
Before you can log into the calendar, you must be invited to join via email. Museum staff will send this email invitation to you to activate your account.
(email will come from godaddy.com) This is a unique account which only you
and the site administrator can access. Once your account has been set up,
you will be able to view and edit tours. By placing your name after the tour
time on a specific day, you are accepting that tour assignment.
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE GROUP CALENDAR
We will also be using the online calendar to send you email notifications of scheduled training and other docent events.
Since each docent will have a unique user account, you can now maintain a personal calendar online, should you wish, as well as set reminder emails for any tours you sign up for!
Note: The Museum does not accept any liability for the use, misuse, or abuse of this site. Anyone found to be using this site inappropriately will be deleted as a member and barred from future use. Inappropriate uses include obscene, racist, or harassing language, spamming members or utilizing their information for personal use.