In 2011, Pam Collins had recently retired from her job at Southern Company when she received an email from the BMA about accepting applications for a new class of docents. Having always been interested in art, Pam immediately applied and was excited for an opportunity to learn more and share her love of art. Over the past several years, Pam has enjoyed the opportunity for continuous learning and the ability to stay connected to the art world, the community, and people with similar interests. While her career in business enabled her to use the reasoning side of her brain, she now loves putting to use the creative side of her brain.
Like so many docents in the program, Pam does an excellent job of facilitating conversations around art among students and visitors of all ages. She is well-versed in the Museum’s collection, and can give an engaging highlights tour across the collection or a more in-depth tour of art in a particular time or culture.
After a few years of experience in the program, Pam joined the docent council where she has undertaken multiple roles, including the Book Club Chair, and she now serves as the 2017–2018 chair of the docent program. She has proven to be a great leader and clear communicator over the years, and can be relied upon by BMA staff and her fellow docents.
Pam’s favorite collection area at the BMA is European art, though she has come to appreciate many areas of art, including Asian, American, and Contemporary. Thank you, Pam, for your service!