The Docent Guild supports the educational mission of the Lowe Art Museum by providing a corps of trained guides to give group tours. The Docent Guild also functions as a support group by promoting interest in the Museum and by volunteering assistance with its educational programs. The Docent Guild:
- Provides training to community volunteers to enable them to guide groups of young people and adults who visit the Museum.
- Provides continuing education opportunities in art and art history for its membership.
- Provides opportunities for cultural enrichment through its support of the Museum, its exhibitions, lectures and other activities.
- The Guild works with the Curator of Education and the Museum staff to broaden the educational outreach of the University of Miami to the Miami-Dade community.
The Lowe Art Museum Docent Guild is over 40 years old and offers an intensive 9-month training program in art history and museum education theory and techniques for all docents. Recruitment of new docents takes place each summer to begin training in September of each year.