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Be part of the community at ASU Art Museum

January 03, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - Are you interested in participating in free art appreciation classes given by scholars, artists and museum professionals, then sharing this knowledge with others?

Would you like to learn more about cutting edge contemporary art, or artists working in fields such as craft, new media and technologies? Do you want to expand your horizons and at the same time give something back to the Valley community?

The ASU Art Museum, known for its outreach to the community, is looking for additional enthusiastic volunteers in order to maintain its vital educational programs.

ASU Art Museum provides free art education programs to the community, particularly to elementary, middle and high school students. Our highly valued and dynamic group of docents makes this possible by helping visitors to the museum discover art in a new and exciting way.
Volunteer docents lead tours and work in the award-winning gift shop.  
The museum offers weekly training sessions that incorporate art appreciation classes, as well as opportunities to work with artists, scholars and museum staff. 
No experience is necessary, just bring your enthusiasm for art!

Maggie Lineback, a docent at ASU Art Museum for more than three years, says that in return for a giving a few hours a week, she gets an experience akin to a free college-level art course.

"It's a lot of fun and you meet a lot of great new people," Lineback said. "The kids are great and the hours are really flexible."

Come visit the ASU Art Museum and join us for a new docent tea and orientation, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Jan. 24.  The ASU Art Museum is a division of The Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts. It is located at the corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street in Tempe.

Free parking is available in ASU Art Museum-marked spaces at the south end of Tempe Center, located at the northeast corner of Mill Ave. and 10th St. Visitors using the parking spaces must sign in at the front desk in the museum lobby. Please call (480) 965-2787 for more information.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Pringle