Muse+Connect Fridays

Inspiring people bringing the world to you, in free monthly meetups.

Kick-off your weekend with a hive-mind conversation that demystifies culture—one Friday buzz at a time.

Muse+Connect with Martha Lucy

Friday, May 21, 2021

5:30-6:30 pm EST

Martha Lucy, Ph.D. is Deputy Director for Research, Interpretation and Education at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.  A specialist in 19th-century European art, Martha’s work has examined topics ranging from Darwinian themes in the Symbolist art of Odilon Redon to the sense of touch in Renoir’s late Impressionist paintings. She heads up research efforts at the Barnes, and oversees all of its educational endeavors: online classes, academic programs, pre-K-12 programs, docents, and archives. Check out Martha and her team discussing iconic works from the Barnes by Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and others in their very popular Take Out series. What’s it like doing museum work in this digital age, navigating both the limitations and the new possibilities?

Curious to hear about what’s going on at the Barnes? Join the conversation with Martha here.


Muse+Connect with Sarah Ganz Blythe

Friday, June 11, 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 Ph.D. 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.