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Docent of the Month



holly greenMeet Holly Green, another dedicated Docent who volunteers her time to help children and adults learn more about the Cummer Museum and the art it houses. If you are lucky enough to cross paths with Holly while you’re visiting the Museum, please thank her for her time and dedication. We are so lucky to have her on our Docent Corps!

Cummer Museum: Please tell us a little about yourself.

Holly Green: I was born in Biddeford, Maine, in 1966. In 1973 my father was with the military and my family moved to Jacksonville. I have grown up through the Duval County Public school system here in Jacksonville. I am a mom of two great boys and husband of 23 years. When I am not volunteering or being a mom I am an artist!

CM: Why did you want to be a docent and how long have you been with the Museum?

HG: I began working at the Museum in 1989 working the Art Connections desk on Sundays and giving tours to school groups on Tuesdays. I also worked at the Museum of Science and History as an Exhibit Space Supervisor in the Kids Space exhibit area for children 5 and under. Eventually I began working the front desk at the Cummer Museum from 1990 to 1998. I took a break to start a family and returned in 2013 as a full time docent which I love so much! I wanted to be a docent because I love art and the creative response that children can give to a piece of art opens my eyes and ears to a new way of observing art.

CM: What is your favorite part of this job?

HG: My favorite part about being a docent is being around others who want to share their love for the visual arts

CM: What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t generously donating your time to the Museum?

HG: I am an artist when I am not at the museum. I enjoy connecting other artists with children with disabilities to do fundraising projects and I also donate my own work to charitable organizations such as Hope Haven, the H.E.A.L Foundation(Helping Every Autistic Life), Ride for Me, the Red Rose Ball for St. Vincent’s, and even the Museum through the V.S.A. (Very Special Arts) Festival.

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