Docent Training Resumes in June at the Autry
Autry docent Myriel Tyree leads a group of schoolgirls through the Autry's Imagination Gallery.
Learn about the American West and share with visitors of all ages
Classes are held
from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Starting June 20 with graduation on
September 19, 2011
Los Angeles (March 14, 2011) — History buffs and Western enthusiasts are invited to participate in this year’s docent training classes at the Autry National Center. Join scholars, curators, and educators in exploring the American West through history and artifacts from the Autry’s collection. Then enjoy the rewards of passing along your knowledge to museum visitors.
Discover Western history, art, and art history; explore material culture; receive vocal production training; and much more. Docents enjoy touring small-sized groups of schoolchildren, families, tourists, and community groups through the Autry galleries. Pose interesting questions that spur lively discussions. Explain the connections between Impressionists’ works and modern-day murals, John Wayne and Michael Jackson, or the railroad and Chinese Americans. Continuous educational opportunities, field trips, and social activities such as parties and monthly potlucks abound for all docents.
“At the Autry we are very proud of our dedicated docents who enthusiastically share their wealth of knowledge with our visitors on a daily basis. They are our ambassadors who enhance the visitor experience and are vital to the success of the Autry,” said Daniel Finley, President and CEO, Autry National Center. “It is my hope that we continue to grow the docent team by recruiting fresh faces with diverse backgrounds so that we can all learn from each other’s experience in the American West.”
Docent Training at the Autry National Center
Starts June 20 / Graduation on September 19
About the Autry National Center of the American West
The Autry is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West, connecting the past to the present to inspire our shared future. The museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs—including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music—and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. The Autry’s collection of more than 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts includes the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, one of the largest and most significant in the United States.
Museum and Autry Store
Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Crossroads West Cafe
Tuesday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The museum, store, and cafe are closed on Mondays.