Docents


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"The kids enjoyed their docent tour immensely, and every one of them found some work of art to get excited about!" 

-Middle School Teacher


In 1964, a group of eight Junior League volunteers led by Marcia Gygli King and Peggy Pitman Mays offered tours of the McNay for student groups. Fifty years and thousands of tours later, the Docent Council numbers well over a hundred members and continues to provide opportunities for the public, particularly school groups, to enjoy and find meaning in works of art in the collection and special exhibitions.

The Docent program is generously funded by the Peggy Pitman Mays Docent Fund.

I want to be a Docent!

The Peggy Pitman Mays Docent Council will accept applications in the spring of 2018. A new class begins every two years. 

Contact the Education Department at 210.805.1768 or education@mcnayart.org for more information about participating in the New Docent Class of 2018.