Discover Rubens’ Early Artwork at the Legion of Honor

Seeing artists’ styles mature over time is an easy task to undertake in an art history class. But, as with all art, it’s way more fun a change to examine up-close and personal. And through early fall, that’s exactly what … Continued

Bouquets to Art at the de Young is Back

In the world of art viewing experiences, the de Young Museum in San Francisco might just boast the greatest of them all with their annual pairing of fresh blooms and artwork, Bouquets to Art. And proving that good things come … Continued

Three New Units Are Landing at the Art Docent Program!

In case you missed out on the news (which we’ve been announcing in our email newsletters, which you can request more information for here), we’re adding three new units to the Program for this coming school year! Following up on the overwhelmingly positive … Continued

Art Reads: The Masterpiece

If you’re a frequent flyer here at the Art Docent Program blog, you’ll probably agree with us when we say that art and architecture have the power to connect people across time. It’s one of the many reasons we’re so … Continued

5 Artists’ Gardens That Are Still Thriving Today

Ahh, springtime…when the world is fresh and blooming, and there’s nothing else quite like it! Many artists, we’re sure, have felt the same way, especially when they’re painting en plein air or from life. After spotting an article in Sunset mentioning Frida … Continued

Explore Whimsy, Warts, & More at Toadtopia, the Crocker’s Latest Art Spot

Has your little one dreamed of hopping along an enchanted forest floor, or shrinking down to the size of a fairy or forest creature? If so, you’re in luck: the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento’s latest Art Spot is made … Continued

Get Lost in Meow Wolf’s Artistic Multiverse(s)

If your idea of a contemporary art experience still takes place within the stuffy “white cube” of a gallery, then you clearly haven’t met Meow Wolf. The explosively popular Santa Fe-based collective-turned-multimillion-dollar-corporation is slowly working on transforming the way viewers … Continued

Cool Classes You Can Take at Your Local Museum

Earlier this year, Art Docent Program Co-Director Amy took a yoga class held in the ballroom at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. That got us thinking about what other classes and special events museums hold that might not be … Continued

Take It In and Take It Slow During Slow Art Day

What’s a yearly practice that can make you a better person and only happens every spring? It’s not tax day: it’s Slow Art Day, and it’s coming up! Slow Art Day, a day dedicated to slowing down when viewing art, … Continued

10 Artist Quotes To Spark Your Creativity

It’s no surprise that artists tend to be some of the most notable quotables. And since discovering how artists talk about their work can often inspire creative people of any sort, we decided it was high time to put together … Continued