Jode Johnson, Mountain Plains

About Jode

I’ve been a new docent twice, once as a younger woman and many years later as one determined to add art training and sharing experiences to my life once again. As a former English teacher and an advocate for early childhood education I lacked formal art history studies; however, I now have received over 20 years of docent experience. Training and traveling have given me a tremendous appreciation of the universal need to express life through art. I enjoy being part of a group dedicated to exploring art with others.

My Connection to NDS

As a Head Docent I attended my first Symposium in Washington D.C. in 2019 and was amazed to find how many new ideas an “experienced” docent could encounter! One idea resulted in our docents creating a database of DMA objects’ descriptions, study references and discussion topics they suggested. The database is a successful and ongoing project begun in Covid shutdown. Covid also gave docent groups a chance to meet across the country by using often newfound skills on the internet, and finally to see each other at the Kansas City Symposium.
I am so grateful to be a part of this giving organization

Additional Info

  • Docent Since: 1985
  • Elected: 2022
  • Museum Name: Dallas Museum of Art
  • Museum Name: Dallas Museum of Art

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