To be a docent at the Princeton University Art Museum is something many art lovers in the Princeton area aspire to — and it’s not just because they get to eat lunch at Prospect House.
These docents start out with extensive art knowledge, but then undergo serious training from the museum. They lead insightful tours of the museum’s top-quality exhibitions. But did you know that many of the docents are artists themselves?
Laura Berlik, Cynthia Campbell, Sally Davidson, Claudia Fountaine, Dee Gozonsky, Joel Greenberg, Millie Harford, Bill Hogan, Tara Kudra, Owen Leach, Wendel Lim, Lore Lindenfeld, Charles McVicker, Lucy McVicker, Vi Schonewald and Rebecca Vares-Ebert — these are the docent artists of the Princeton University Art Museum exhibiting work at the Erdman Gallery at the Erdman Center Sept. 8 to Oct. 17.
Painters, sculptors, photographers — all the docents are steeped in art history, but these artists can lead discussions and study groups with interpretations seen through an artist’s eye.