Thursday, July 24, 2014

Updates to the Gates Art Resource Center

Hello,

 

Attached are pictures of the updated back room in the Gates Art Resource Center. You’ll notice that everything fits in the back room and it feels like there’s more space. We’ll be making some more updates to the archive files in the next month, along with photos and slides. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding these updates! If you are interested in moving the files or organizing the photos or slides, please let me know. You don’t need to sign up for a volunteer shift on Volgistics to help with these projects.

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Docent Training Schedule

Hello Docents,

 

This is a reminder that there is docent training next Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 am. We will meet in the Gates Art Resource Center to discuss docent business, and then head down to the Murray Event Space for Laura’s lecture over Sculpture in the American West. Please let me know if you will not be able to attend this training, if you have not already done so.

 

Also, there will only be one training in August. Rock Hushka will provide a gallery walkthrough of Dale Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:30 am. Please meet in the Gates Art Resource Center at 10:30 am, and then we will meet Rock in the Bill and Bobby Street Gallery for the guided walkthrough at 11 am. This training will not be a Lunch & Learn program.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions J

 

Thanks and have a great weekend!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Docent Meeting this morning

Hello Docents,

 

We had another roundtable discussion over changes to the docent program this morning. A few important items were addressed and some more questions were asked. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

1.       Please see attached results to the docent questionnaire. Feel free to email or call me if you have any questions. I thought it best to share the concerns that were mentioned in the questionnaire, since many of you might feel the same way.

2.       Starting in August all docents shifts will be from 12-4 pm. Please let me if you have questions or concerns. I understand that not every docent can work a four hour shift. If that’s the case we can amend your shift to 12-3 pm.   

3.       All docents will need to re-sign up for two docent shifts a month. I will email each docent (individually) to discuss the new calendar. I will ask you to pick your new dates in order of seniority.

4.       Starting this fall, all docent trainings will be required. You will need to let me know if you cannot make a docent training that is listed on the schedule. Docent training types include, but are not limited to: curator lectures, docent discussions, docent presentations, book discussions, guest speaker and lectures. Docent trainings will be scheduled on Wednesdays only. I might need to schedule a docent training on a Friday from time to time, but I would give you plenty of notice.  (Saturday trainings didn’t work – hardly any docents showed up. I can’t manage docent trainings on Third Thursdays, because I have programming to oversee those evenings. We can’t have evening trainings because we aren’t allowed to use the museum after 6 pm; security and visitor services would need to be staffed and we don’t have the resources.) I will try to work more closely with communications to get any and all docent trainings recorded.

5.       I will start assigning mentors their mentees next week. By Friday, I will email you the list of possible mentors and all mentees. I will include email addresses for all involved. I will need your pick by next Wednesday morning. I’ll include more information in my email later this week.

6.       We will begin having public tours on every Saturday at 1 pm and 3 pm. There will be a sign up procedure for these tours. The tour will be the General Museum Overview tour.

7.       I will have a final docent training schedule for the month of August by this Friday and I will email it to you at my earliest opportunity. I’m currently working on some of the Lunch & Learns and cannot confirm a few more dates in September, October, November, and December.

8.       Docents at today’s meeting suggested combining the docent program with the school tour educator program. Since this was suggested and more of question than anything else, I’ve created a questionnaire to gage how you all feel about this. Please click on the following link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MHJN9RF

9.        I welcome any suggestions for peer-to-peer learning.

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Group Tour on Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 am

Hello Docents,

 

There is a Chihuly Walking Tour scheduled on Saturday, August 9th at 10:30 am; more information is below. Please email me if you would like to lead this tour! Also, new docents are welcome to shadow the tour – please let me know if you’re interested.

 

Contact: Scott Brodsky, (603) 673-0640

Company/Community/Group name: Country Heritage Tours

Date and Time: Saturday, August 9th, 10:30am

Number of Attendees: 37

Lunch in Café: TBD

Tour Type: Chihuly Walking Tour

Museum Contact: Jeff x3035

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Last Minute Chihuly Tour

Hello,

 

Would any docent be able to lead the following tour? Please let me know ASAP.

 

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 2 at 10:00 am

Number of Attendees: 10-20

Tour Type: Chihuly Tour – just in the Bill and Bobby Street Gallery

Museum Contact: Kara x3030

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Chihuly Walking Tour on 7/10

Hello,

 

I need a docent to lead the tour listed below. Please let me know if you would like to lead it!

 

Contact: Jeff Mishur, (630) 562-6215

Company/Community/Group name: Art Excursions

Date and Time: Thursday, July 10th at 2:15 pm

Number of Attendees: 9

Lunch in Café: No

Tour Type: Chihuly Walking Tour

Museum Contact: Jeff x3035

 

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Museum Overview Tour on Thursday, July 10 at 2:30 pm

Hello Docents,

 

There is a tour scheduled on Thursday, July 10 at 2:30 pm. I need 2 docents since this is a larger group. Please let me know if you would like to lead or shadow this tour!

 

School: Tacoma Community College

Contact: Isabella Webb 360-31-0289

Number of Students: 31

Chaperones: 4

Grade: High School Group from Taiwan

Lunch: No

Tour Type: Docent-Led 45-60 Minute Museum Overview Tour

Museum Contact: Megan x3020

Notes: ESL Group

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Docent Training Reminder: Wednesday, June 25 at 10:30 am

Hello Docents,

 

This is a reminder that there is docent training tomorrow morning at 10:30 am. We will begin with a brief lecture from Margaret on Edward Curtis in the Cheney Classroom and then head to the Gates ARC for a book discussion over Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher. If you have a book discussion question prepared please email it tonight or early tomorrow morning.

 

Also, the parking kiosk has changed its location in the parking lot. It is now located by the emergency stairs that goes from the Bill and Bobby Street gallery to the parking lot. I have taken a photo of the new meter and attached it to this email. There was some construction in the lobby earlier today. They were creating a hole in one of the temporary walls for the new elevator. The new elevator is not expected to be running until June 26(ish).  This probably won’t affect how you get into the building tomorrow or for your docent shifts, but I wanted you to know that there will see some changes in the parking lot and lobby.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Curator Lecture tomorrow June, 4

Hello Docents,

 

There is a docent training tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4 at 11:00 am. Please try to meet me in the Gates Art Resource Center at 10:30 am, so that we can review some docent business. I would like to confirm a couple tours coming up, review upcoming trainings, discuss the next training schedule, and confirm those who can attend the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, June 10. I hope to see you all tomorrow!

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Thursday, May 08, 2014

RE: Tours

It was brought to my attention that I forgot to put the date and time for the third tour on the request below. It is on Friday, June 6th from 10 am- 12 pm.

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

From: Kara Bonavia
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2014 5:19 PM
Subject: Tours

 

Hi Docents,

 

Please review the tours below and let me know if you can lead one of them!

 

Contact: Daphne Bonilla 206-859-9752 dbonilla@greenriver.edu  

Company/Community/Group name: Greenriver Community College

Date and Time: Saturday, May 17 at 2 pm

Number of Attendees: 15

Lunch in Café: no

Tour Type: Matika Wilbur 

Museum Contact: Jeff x3035 or Megan x3020

 

Contact: Kristie Worthey or Kara Bonavia

Company/Group Name: Tacoma Art Museum

Date and Time: Monday, May 19 from 6-9 pm

Notes: Help guide visitors from the AAM conference to and from Tacoma Art Museum during the Moveable Feast. 5 volunteers/docents are requested to help guide visitors around the galleries and to the Museum of Glass (and possibly other museums).

 

School: Graham-Kapowsin High School

Contact: Kristin Trease 42-929-0808

Date and Time: Friday, June 6, 10am-12 pm

Number of Students: 58

Chaperones: 6

Grade: 10th 

Lunch: No 

Tour Type: Matika Wilbur Project 562

Museum Contact: Megan x3020

Docents: TWO NEEDED

 

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Tours

Hi Docents,

 

Please review the tours below and let me know if you can lead one of them!

 

Contact: Daphne Bonilla 206-859-9752 dbonilla@greenriver.edu  

Company/Community/Group name: Greenriver Community College

Date and Time: Saturday, May 17 at 2 pm

Number of Attendees: 15

Lunch in Café: no

Tour Type: Matika Wilbur 

Museum Contact: Jeff x3035 or Megan x3020

 

Contact: Kristie Worthey or Kara Bonavia

Company/Group Name: Tacoma Art Museum

Date and Time: Monday, May 19 from 6-9 pm

Notes: Help guide visitors from the AAM conference to and from Tacoma Art Museum during the Moveable Feast. 5 volunteers/docents are requested to help guide visitors around the galleries and to the Museum of Glass (and possibly other museums).

 

School: Graham-Kapowsin High School

Contact: Kristin Trease 42-929-0808

Number of Students: 58

Chaperones: 6

Grade: 10th 

Lunch: No 

Tour Type: Matika Wilbur Project 562

Museum Contact: Megan x3020

Docents: TWO NEEDED

 

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Camille Patha Tour

Hi Docents,

 

There is a Camille Patha group tour that was booked last minute for tomorrow morning at 10 am. I am desperate for a docent! Please let me know if you are interested. I’ll be in the office until 6 pm.

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Docent Training and Tours

Hello Docents,
 
Please read through the entire email and let me know if you can lead any of the tours.
 
Upcoming Docent trainings:
·                            Sculpture in the West with Curator Laura Fry
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 7 at 10:30 am
Topic and Exhibition: Haub Family Collection of Western American Art
Location: Classroom

Northwest in the West lecture and gallery walkthrough with Margaret Bullock
Saturday, May 10 at 11:00 am
Topic and Exhibition: Northwest in the West
Location: Event Space
 
Q&A with Matika Wilbur and Rock Hushka
Friday, May 16 at 10:30 am
Topic and Exhibition: Photographic Presence and Contemporary Indians: Matika Wilbur's Project 562
Location: Event Space

The Western Landscape in Art with Curator Laura Fry
Wednesday, May 28 at 10:30 am
Topic and Exhibition: Haub Family Collection of Western American Art
Location: Event Space
 
Upcoming lectures:
            Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice
Saturday, May 10 at 1:00 pm
Location: Phillips Hall, UW-T
Price: $15 for members, students, military (volunteers are needed, see the Guerrilla Girls performance for free by signing up for volunteer shifts on Volgistics)

Matika Wilbur Artist Lecture
Saturday, May 17 at 4:00 pm
Location: Event Space
Price: $5 for students, $10 for members, $15 for non-members
 
 
Thanks!
 
Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM
Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator
 
T: 253.272.4258 x 3030
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402
 
 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Meet Artist Jeffrey Simmons Saturday at 2pm

Good evening Docents!

 

I just wanted to send out a reminder of the Jeffrey Simmons lecture for tomorrow Saturday, March 15th at 2:00pm. This is not required but recommended. Jeffrey Simmons is a featured artist in Optic Nerve and will be discussing his latest series of geometrical abstractions done in watercolor. I hope you are having a great Friday and enjoying this lovely spring sunshine!

 

Gratitude,

 

Breezy Hutton | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Education Assistant

 

T: 253.272.4258 x3026

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

 

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Docent Training Schedule

Hi Docents,

 

I will be out of town starting this afternoon and won’t be back in the office until Tuesday, March 11th.

 

I’m canceling the training workshop that was scheduled for (tomorrow) Wednesday, February 26th at 10:30 am.

 

There will still be docent training on Wednesday, March 5th. Please meet in the Art Resource Center at 10:30 am. Then at 11 am please go down to the Event Space for the lecture/training.

 

I’m cancelling the docent book discussion training on Saturday, March 8th. For those who are interested, please try to attend  the docent book discussion over the same book on Wednesday, March 19th.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Josh at JProehl@tacomaartmuseum.org or 253-272-4258 x3038; or Breezy at BHutton@Tacomaartmuseum.org or 253-272-4258 x3026.

 

Thanks!

 

Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator

 

T: 253.272.4258 x 3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402

www.TacomaArtMuseum.org