The Speed Art Museum’s Teen Docent program teaches high school students how to engage Museum visitors with works of art in the Speed’s collection. Teen Docents have opportunities to learn about artworks in the Museum through gallery experiences, activities, and conversation, in addition to learning from various Museum staff members, from the Speed’s current Docent Corps, and from behind-the-scenes access to the Museum. After completing training during the school year, Teen Docents lead Speed Stops – drop-in gallery stations where they engage visitors in activities and conversation about specific works of art.
The Speed’s Teen Docent program is open to high school Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors (but participants may continue through their Senior year). This program is a great opportunity for students who love art, are excited to learn more about the Speed’s collection, and want to help share it with their community. Training takes place at the Museum twice a month, beginning in October and ending in May.
The application deadline for the 2018-2019 training year is Monday, October 1, 2018. The Teen Docent Application is now open.
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