Friday, March 04, 2011

TAM Docents: A tour description example

Hello Docents-

Below is an example of a specialized tour description sent in by Linda. Don’t worry about polishing your descriptions up too much as the Communications Department gets their turn at whatever I turn in. The main point is to have a description of your tour that will distinguish it from the others and this is a great example.


Norman Rockwell and the Saturday Evening Post

During the early years of the 20th century, 1 out of 4 families received Saturday Evening Post in their homes on a weekly basis.  Norman Rockwell was a name they grew to love and revere for his cover art.  Often these covers became "affordable art" for their homes as well as a picture of life as they knew it.  Please join us for a tour of Tacoma's Rockwell exhibit and see more than 300 of these covers....along with some of the original oil paintings of these covers.  Learn how he planned and executed these works with docent led tours focusing on this aspect of his work.

Feel free to pick tour times during your already scheduled shifts but let me know the dates and times you would prefer (Wednesday, March 23 at 11 am, for example). Not all dates and times will likely be offered though. I will get out a schedule once I have everyone’s replies. We want to market these in a similar way that we did the public guided tours as that seemed pretty effective.


Thank you,



Jana Wennstrom | TACOMA ART MUSEUM

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs


T: 253.272.4258 x3030

1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402



American Chronicles: The Art of


February 26 – May 30, 2011


courage – family – innocence – freedom – history



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