The McMullen Museum's docents work with the curators of each exhibition
to develop informative and engaging tours for visitors of all ages. From
September through May, they offer free, public gallery tours every Friday
at 12:30 pm.
The McMullen Museum also arranges private group tours by request. Our
docents will be happy to tailor their presentations to your group's age
level and interests. Call 617-552-8587 at least two weeks in advance to
schedule a tour. The tours are free, but there may be a security fee for
tours scheduled outside the museum's regular hours.
For more information about our docent program, contact Nancy Joyce, Head
Docent, at 781-235-5762.
We offer a variety of resources to help your class or group get the most
out of their educational experience at the McMullen Museum. In the Exhibitions
section of this site, you can find information about the historical background
of Surrealism, examples of works by André Masson and other Surrealist
artists, and a summary of major events in André Masson's life.
Boston College's Romance Languages Department has developed a lesson plan
on French Surrealism for high-school and college French classes; readings,
worksheets, and discussion questions are available through the André
Masson page of this site.
We may also be able to provide you with additional texts or help you
contact a BC faculty member with expertise in your area of interest.
Call 617-552-4676 for assistance.
Boston College undergraduates
interested in museum work can gain valuable experience by volunteering
at the McMullen Museum. Staff members provide training and guidance for
volunteers, and no prior experience in museums or art history is necessary.
Volunteers help out with a variety of projects, including background research
on upcoming exhibitions, exhibition planning and organization, special
events, visitor surveys, mailings, and publicity. Student interns typically
volunteer one day a week for two or three hours.
The McMullen Museum can also arrange internships for credit to meet the
needs of graduate students in area Museum Studies programs. Interns can
gain professional experience in curatorial research, exhibition planning,
grant writing, membership development, and publications.
The McMullen Museum regularly hires Boston College undergraduate and graduate
students as part-time Research Assistants. Research Assistants are closely
involved with research, planning and grant-writing for upcoming exhibitions.
If you are interested in becoming an intern or a research assistant at
the McMullen Museum, please contact the Exhibition and Publications Coordinator
(617-552-4676). We are not able to accommodate
interns during the evenings or on weekends.