Docent Program Head


Harn Museum docents are volunteer tour guides who lead visitors in engaging discussions about museum collections and exhibitions. Through mindful study of art interpretation and touring strategies, docents create open, welcoming and enjoyable experiences for our diverse and multigenerational audiences. Docents make many of our public programs possible, including School Tours, Family Days, Tot Time and Senior Outreach.

Docents participate in 1 - 2 training sessions per month on an ongoing basis and are required to give at least 20 tours per year. Because of the substantial time and study required of Harn docents, we ask for long-term commitment of at least three years.


2019 New Docent Training Program Information Sessions

  • Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 3:30 – 5 pm 

Join us at one of these sessions to learn more about this rewarding volunteer experience as an art museum tour guide. 

Parking is free on weekends and beginning at 3:30 pm on weekdays. The information session will take place in the Auditorium at the Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Road. 

To RSVP, contact Information session flyer here


Those interested in becoming a Harn docent must submit an application, be accepted and complete a comprehensive New Docent Training Program. Prior art experience is not required as training and mentoring is provided through a series of active, fun and engaging sessions. Download a Docent Program application here.

For more information about the Docent Program, contact Elizabeth King at or 352.294.7061.