An art docent talking to a group of young students in an art gallery.

A big part of a docent’s role is introducing art and the museum to area schoolkids. You can often hear docents such as Jan Rodgers, pictured above, asking students “What makes you think that?” in response to a student observation, helping them learn to look more closely.

The Art of Giving

Two former Carnegie Museum of Art docents continue a lifelong legacy of supporting the museums and art-loving visitors eager to learn.

By Julie Hannon



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