As a volunteer support group of the McNay Art Museum, the Docent Council provides opportunities for the public to enjoy and find meaning in works of art in the collection and special exhibitions. The Docent Council normally admits a class of trainees every other year. Basic training for new docents lasts about eight months and includes extensive reading, research assignments, tour observations, and mentoring with experienced docents. All docents attend eight to twelve continuing education sessions in the fall and Monday monthly sessions on special exhibitions.
A member of the Docent Council Board will call to answer questions. Application forms are mailed to candidates in January of those years that the Docent Council is accepting a class that will begin training in the fall.