The Museum’s Docent Training Program is a continuous two-year program, with training for new docent candidates beginning every September and January.

The training covers the history of art from early Greek and Roman through European, Asian, American, and Contemporary art, with a particular focus on the periods and works of art represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Docents in training also receive intensive preparation in touring techniques and strategies, with concentration on the necessary skills for touring children and adults. The training class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m from September through June. Upon completion of the Training Program, new docents contribute a minimum of six touring hours per month.

Docents are a vital part of the Museum; they lead gallery tours for adults, children, and special interest groups, and give community presentations. The Museum is dedicated to providing visitors of all ages and backgrounds enriching experiences in the galleries and in the community.

Contact or 619.232.7931 for more information.

Diego Rivera, The Hands of Dr. Moore, 1940. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Mrs. E. Clarence Moore. 1970.20.