“Before participating in the Docent
Program, I was shy and afraid to speak. But by becoming a leader
- taking other kids around the museum and talking about art with
them, I became more confident in my life.”
Dasy Saldano 12th grade student, Harding High School
Peer Docent Program
The Werth Family Foundation Student Docent
a successful after-school program in effect at the museum since
2000. Students from area schools attend training sessions with
an art educator to learn about the HMA collection and how to
encourage their peers to think about art as they view the collection.
The peer docents then guide their fellow students through the
gallery and the college while stimulating thought and discussion
about the objects. Pictured below are some of the docents from
Marín School in Bridgeport during a recent visit to the
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