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 Julien Savadoux:

The Gilded Mansions of Paris

Saturday, July 24, 2021

11 am-12 pm ET

Live and direct from Paris, Julien Savadoux will take us to his favorite sites in the historic Marais. Once a playground for the aristocracy, this fashionable neighborhood is still home to stunning hôtels particuliers (mansions) and elegant green spaces. He’ll begin at the Hôtel Carnavalet and Hôtel Le Peletier, both now home to the museum of the city of Paris, recently opened after a four-year massive restoration. We’ll join Parisians relaxing among the arcades of the beautiful Place des Vosges, the first square of its kind in the city. A lifelong Parisian and Marais guide for Paris Muse, Julien will share his in-depth knowledge of the people, artists, and designers responsible for the area’s mix of glorified past and chic present. His live stroll will conclude at the Hôtel de Lauzun overlooking the Seine on the île Saint-Louis. Get a sneak peek of the in-person tour Julien is planning of this 17th-century mansion, which boasts some of the best-preserved interiors from the early reign of Louis XIV.

Note: this free program is not a conversation, but a live Zoom walk with commentary provided by Julien.  It does not include tours of the inside of any of these sites.

RSVP to this live stroll here.

Muse+Connect with Dr. Pamela Warner:

Mindfulness and Art

Friday, September 17, 2021

5:30-6:30 pm ET

How often do you feel distracted, overwhelmed, or unable to focus? Many of us are living in overdrive, and could benefit from opportunities to pause and center ourselves. How can experiences with art help us do that? Join Dr. Pamela Warner, formerly professor in art history at University of Rhode Island before she created NATA in Paris, an innovative yoga and meditation studio. Pamela will share her thoughts about the principles of mindfulness and art. Her inspirations come from her favorite art in Paris museums in Paris. How might we prepare ourselves for art-centered travel to Paris—or any cultural destination—as an alternative to the rushed pace of everyday life? As an experience for cultivating habits of slow looking and thoughtful attention?  

An open conversation about mindfulness— for everyone, from beginners to meditation mavens, and from first-time travelers to Parisophiles.

Sign up for this free event here.

Muse+Connect with Sarah Ganz Blythe

Friday, June 18, 2021

5:30-6:30 pm ET

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. 

Watch a recording of our conversation with Sarah Ganz Blythe.