Become a Docent

Some of you are probably wondering, what is a docent? Well, the word docent has its root in the Latin, “docents,” meaning to teach. Our Docents are a huge part of the Education Department at the YAM. Docents learn about our collection, exhibitions, and art education approach.  They lead tours for children and adults, help with our artmaking classes and events, travel to schools to give Art Suitcase presentations, and more. 

You are welcome to stop by one of our weekly meetings to check out this amazing program! All are welcome! No prior experience in art or education is needed, just an interest in learning.

Join us for Our 1st Docent Meeting of 2017 – 2018 school year:

Monday, September 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*Meetings held every Monday during the school year in the Education Studio*


Docents visit John Giarrizzo’s studio during our annual spring trip

Come check out this amazing program! Male and female, the young and the not-so-young, all are welcome! No prior experience needed, just an interest in learning.

For more information please call the Education Director, Mary Serbe at 406-256-6804 x231.

Interested in becoming a docent?

And check us out on Facebook, Yellowstone Art Museum Docents


Meet our newest docents

Lisa Steiner

Lisa is new to Montana, moving here from Denver in 2016.  She has a BFA from Colorado State University as well as experience in art education. Being a docent at YAM is a great opportunity to share her love of everything art with others, especially students. She felt an immediate sense of belonging at her first docent meeting and is looking forward to continued involvement with the YAM.

Diane Kersten

Diane, a recently retired social worker was hoping for a volunteer experience where she could work with children, expand her mind and contribute to the community. She shares; “I feel like I have received so much more than I have given.” In addition to fulfilling my hopes my “inner child artist” has reappeared.  What fun and joy!!