The Meadows Museum Docent Program fulfills an essential component of the Museum's mission to serve the public by exhibiting, preserving, and interpreting the art, culture, and history of Spain, the Hispanic world, and other cultures. A docent is a volunteer educator who receives in-depth training on the Museum's permanent collection, special exhibitions, and teaching techniques and, in turn, conducts tours and outreach programs for museum visitors.
The goal of the Meadows Museum Docent Program is to equip its members with the necessary knowledge and skills to introduce visitors to the Museum's collection, to special exhibitions, to Spanish history and culture, and to the visual arts. The program seeks to provide an organization for volunteers to come together in a spirit of learning, collaboration, and commitment to community service.
Docent Education Sessions are held every Monday morning from September through May in the museum's education wing and galleries. Topics may include art, history and culture related to the museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions, as well as art and museum education theory and practice.
New docents are accepted as needed, usually on a biannual basis, to meet the demands for guided tours of the Meadows Museum. For more information on the program and to receive an application, please contact Scott Winterrowd at 214.768.4993 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students Muse Program
Students Muse is a student organization whose mission is to share the Meadows Museum’s resources with SMU students and to bridge those resources to the larger Dallas community. Members of Students Muse are SMU students interested in learning about art and interacting in a relaxed atmosphere while having fun. Students from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to join. There are four primary ways to become involved with Students Muse:
Trained by museum staff to provide engaging, interactive tours to other college students and to K-12 students in the Dallas Community. Students who are interested in becoming a Student Docent in the Fall of 2009 will also be eligible to participate in a paid teaching program, Imagine U @ SMU, which will focus on middle school students from Dallas Independent School District.
The goal of the program is to build student involvement and have SMU students engaging the campus population in the use of the Museum. This is a professional development opportunity for any SMU student to develop historical/art historical content knowledge, teaching skills, and public speaking skills. No previous skills are necessary, just a passion for art or working with others here at the Museum.
Students accepted into the program are required to attend training sessions.
Museum Interns and Work Study students
Learn how a Museum operates and gain experience in a professional work environment. Past Meadows Museum interns have gone on to successful internships and permanent positions at The Margaret and Trammell Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum, and The J. Paul Getty Museum, just to name a few.
Participation in Meadows Museum Student Programs
Students can sign up to receive information about upcoming student events.
If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity for students at SMU, please contact:
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday until 9:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m. Closed Monday.
ADMISSION: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over, $4 for non-SMU students. Free for Museum members, children under 12, and SMU faculty, staff and students. Free Thursday evenings after 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205
CONTACT US: 214.768.2516 or send us an e-mail.