611 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474
Date Posted: April 21, 2021
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
Category: Public Relations/Marketing
While the Dallin Museum has not
fully re-opened, we are actively recruiting for volunteer docents to
ensure that volunteers will be prepared to welcome visitors when we do.
If you have an appreciation for art
and history and enjoy meeting new people, volunteering at the Cyrus Dallin Art
Museum is a rewarding way to pursue these interests and provide a valuable
public service. Cyrus Dallin was an artist
and educator who embraced both his western frontier heritage and the cultural
centers of Boston and Paris. He was a passionate advocate for social justice,
particularly for America’s native peoples. The dignity he saw in all
individuals is expressed in his evocative sculptures.
We are seeking docents to lead
tours and greet visitors during the museum's open hours (Saturday and Sunday
from 12:00 - 4:00.) Being a docent requires a modest commitment of at least four
hours per month. Docent shifts are two hours long, either 12-2 or 2-4. Days of
the week can be arranged with the museum's volunteer coordinator.
Thank you for
Cyrus Dallin (1851-1944) was a celebrated, Utah-born
sculptor, educator, and Indigenous rights activist who lived and worked in
Arlington, Massachusetts for over forty years. Best known for his "Paul
Revere Monument" and "Appeal to the Great Spirit" in Boston,
Dallin's many public sculptures bring beauty and a unique historical
perspective to shared spaces across the nation. In the intimate setting of the
Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, visitors experience over ninety artworks spanning the
sculptor's sixty-year career.
A free service of Mass Cultural Council.
Homepage banner image: Detail of glassworks by Carrie Gustafson (Mass Cultural Council Crafts Fellow ’11).