Brenau Galleries Docent Program

Brenau Galleries docents serve as interpreters of the gallery’s exhibitions, helping to give the visitor a deeper understanding and appreciation of the artwork. Through guided tours, docents provide gallery visitors with a unique and engaging educational experience.

Brenau Galleries docents are ordinary people with a passion for learning and engaging with a wide variety of audiences.  The program is open to everyone– from art history experts to beginners. To learn more about becoming a docent at Brenau University Galleries, please contact Allison Lauricella at (770) 534- 6263 or at amurphy2@brenau.edu


Docent Requirements

Docent training is offered twice annually; each training cycle has three two-hour sessions. Docent candidates must complete all six hours of training; a two hour art history overview, two hours on how to conduct a tour, and two hours on current exhibitions.

Conducting Gallery Tours: In addition to six hours of training, qualifying as a docent requires conducting one actual exhibition tour.

Docent candidates who have completed the requirements will be recognized with a certificate and awarded an official Brenau Galleries name tag.

Annual Service Hours: Each qualified Docent is required to spend a minimum of twelve total hours annually on docent related activities that may include:

  • Conducting tours; three of required 12 must be tour hours
  • Exhibition specific training hours, tour preparation
  • Sitting with exhibitions
  • Organizing tours or docent events
  • Mentoring new docents
  • Serving on the steering or other committees(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)