Muse+Connect Free Meetups

Inspiring people bringing the world to you.

Kick-off your weekend with a hive-mind conversation that demystifies culture.

Muse+Connect with Martha Lucy

Friday, May 21, 2021

5:30-6:30 pm EST

Join us for a lively conversation about Paris art and culture with Martha Lucy, Deputy Director for Research, Interpretation and Education at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.  Martha will share images of a few of her favorite works of art from the Orsay and Orangerie. She’ll tell us how her personal connections with the city’s museums inspire her work and leadership at the Barnes, one of the most iconic collections of French modern art in the U.S.  Martha heads up research efforts at the Barnes, and oversees all of its educational endeavors. She is also a leading authority on Renoir’s Impressionist paintings.

We’ll talk with Martha while we look closely at paintings by Degas and Soutine–focusing on what moving stories they tell us about life in Paris. Soutine happens to be the focus of the Barnes’ current exhibition, Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint, organized with the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie. 

Join us for the conversation with Martha here.

Muse+Connect with Parents in France

Sunday, May 23, 2021

10:00-11:00 am EST

What’s it like— for real—bringing up bebé? In this Sunday morning conversation, we’ll hear from Muse+Connect educators and parents Jessica Garrett, Vera Lerich, Kelly Richman-Abdou, and Inge Laino. They’re all navigating the ups and downs of being a mom in France.  Join us for an entertaining conversation with honest talk and good humor, two parenting skills that come in handy, in any part of the world. 

Join the conversation here

Muse+Connect with Sarah Ganz Blythe

Friday, June 18, 2021

5:30-6:30 pm EST

Sarah Ganz Blythe is an art historian, educator, and curator. She is Interim Director of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, RI, where she also serves as Deputy Director of Exhibition, Education & Programs. Sarah’s work investigates the complicated histories of museums, art pedagogy, and interpretation practices. She also teaches at RISD and Brown University. Her PhD in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University focused on art and utopianism at the close of the 19th century. Sarah is a leading thinker in how museums engage with their histories and their multiple communities. 

Curious to learn what a museum director does? Join the conversation with Sarah here.

Muse+Connect Friday, July 16, 2021

5:30-6:30 PM EST

Guest TBD.