The Ogden Museum of Southern Art has been awarded a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for the Teen Docent Program! I’m proud to have been involved annually in this program since 2008, when I approached the museum with the idea for the teen docents to engage young museum visitors through creative puppetry presentations on gallery tours. The puppetry component of the docents’ experience is now a significant leadership building and community outreach incentive.
Alumni and present docents attended an event at the museum last night to celebrate the program and award. And a display of the museum’s now significant collection of puppets created by the teens was a major focal point!