"As a kid, visiting art museums was an exciting adventure because they took me to different lands and time periods. By looking at a painting or sculpture I could travel to Renaissance Italy or ancient Egypt, and meet characters both real and imaginary. As an educator, I encourage children and adults to really look at a work of art and use their knowledge and imagination to make connections between the past and present. Every work of art or historic artifact tells a story about people who lived in a specific place and moment in time. I facilitate an on-going conversation between object and viewer to complete the missing parts of a larger story. Our family tours engage families because they encourage exploration and discovery through observation and fun, hands-on activities especially designed for them. I hope to spark children’s curiosity and inspire them to become life-long learners."
My favorite place for a quick escape to the countryside with old town charm is a neighborhood called la campagne à Paris.
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Madeline holds a BA in art history and theatre arts from Brown University and an MA in museum anthropology from Columbia University. Before moving to Paris, Madeline worked as an educator in various museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, the Frick Collection, and the Smithsonian´s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum where she was in charge of youth programs. As a former Teach for America teacher, Madeline taught English and art in a public high school in New Orleans, LA. When not exploring the city's fascinating neighborhoods or museum galleries with Paris Muse, Madeline works as a consultant for the Smithsonian Institution on a number of education projects. She can always be spotted in her favorite neighborhood boulangerie.