school & docent programs
Supported in part by a grant from the Harvey & Doris Klockow Foundation,
and Target Corporation.
“Once again, I would like to commend the docents at the museum! They treated this group of 5th graders very respectfully, listening and responding to their questions and comments with knowledge and patience!” - 5th grade teacher
The South Bend Museum of Art and the Snite Museum of Art's combined Docent Program is in its 38th year. The name comes from the Latin word docere which
means "to teach." Docents function in museums of all kinds all over the
world and serve as the "face" of a museum for many of its visitors. Docents receive training in art history and touring techniques
for members of the community every other year.
If you have an interest in art and in learning and sharing your knowlege with others, consider this opportunity. You'll benefit with behind-the-scenes access to two outstanding museums via private talks, exhibition previews, and presentations from educators, scholars and artists.
Hoffmann at the SBMA: 574.235.9102 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Sarah Martin at the Snite Museum of Art: 574.631.4435
(email@example.com) for more information.
Museum Morning is a collaboration between South Bend and
Mishawaka schools, the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre
Dame, and the South Bend Museum of Art, located at the Century Center. The program, which began in 1980, affords 5th grade students from three school systems the opportunity to visit both the SBMA and the Snite Museum of Art on the same morning for a docent-led tour.
The Art League contributes financial support.
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Students receive a docent tour and then participate in a studio art activity related to the current exhibition. A variety of programming is offered to local public school systems including teacher workshops, career counseling for students and jurying of visual art contests. Production of printed matter to support all school programs, personal visits with teachers and administrators and informational mailings keep the programs running at full capacity.