Art Institute of Chicago Ends Its Volunteer Docent Program

The Art Institute decides to dismantle its long standing volunteer docent program.

Art Institute Of Chicago Ends Its Volunteer Docent Program
Associated Press
Art Institute Of Chicago Ends Its Volunteer Docent Program
Associated Press

Art Institute of Chicago Ends Its Volunteer Docent Program

The Art Institute decides to dismantle its long standing volunteer docent program.

Museums are grappling with the fine art of how to educate the public about their collection. At the Art Institute of Chicago, that job has long gone to an army of unpaid volunteers.

Reset examines the Art Institute’s decision to dismantle its long standing docent program.

GUESTS: Sarah Guernsey, deputy director and senior vice president for curatorial affairs, Art Institute of Chicago

Gigi Vaffis, president, Docent Council at Art Institute of Chicago