Once in a lifetime chance – BECOME A CHARTER PAMM DOCENT!
Are you interested in ARCHITECTURE, VIDEO ART, INSTALLATIONS AND, YES, PAINTINGS TOO? Would you like to learn more about modern and contemporary art and share your excitement with others? Join the PAMM Docents! Pérez Art Museum Miami is looking for volunteers to lead exhibition tours in its new state-of-the-art Herzog & de Meuron facility, opening in downtown Miami’s Museum Park in December 2013. As a docent, you will broaden your personal horizons while gaining insights on art, developing new skills and meeting people with similar interests. Docents receive on-going training on the Permanent Collection and up-coming exhibitions two days a month and enjoy field trips to museums, private collections and other cultural institutions in Miami. Docents-in-Training meet a third morning of the month to develop touring skills. An art background is not required. Commitment and a desire to work with people are. Come forge a special relationship with PAMM by becoming a Charter Docent!
For further information, call Education at 305-375-4073 or email email@example.com.
Meet Mark Oren, MAM docent since 2003
Mark, past president of the docent association, has been a MAM docent for ten years, marrying his twin loves of teaching and art. Mark started teaching in college, through his medical practice, and ended up as a clinical professor of medicine. He joined the docents when he stopped teaching. He recalls one of his favorite memories was his first tour to high school students. Mark recalls: “The show was on geometric abstraction, and I was very fearful that the kids would roll their eyes and be bored. I brought early pictures by Picasso to show that he could do very wonderful and realistic work, and was bombarded from the beginning to end by excellent questions and real expressions of interest in the work and in my comments. At the end of the hour I was humbled and thrilled when 2 students asked for my autograph!”
Meet Fran Aronovitz, MAM Docent since 2005
Fran, immediate past president of the docent association, has been a MAM docent for eight years. She was neither an artist nor an art major, but as a new retiree, Fran wanted to see what “docenting” was all about. Since joining, she has learned how to present art to the public through the training program for new docents and continues to learn about each exhibition through docent meetings with the museum staff.
Fran remarks: “Being able to share my new found appreciation of modern and contemporary art with visitors to the museum can be lots of fun. I have met some wonderful people who work at the museum, serve as docents, and visit the exhibitions. What a fulfilling way to spend some volunteer time!”