Introducing: MusEmvelopes

I'm proud to introduce MusEmvelopes

MusEmvelopes (museum + envelope) are prompts for fun and creative activities to do in and around art museums. They are designed to give you an excuse to use museums as playgrounds and laboratories. Think of MusEmvelopes as permission slips for playing around art.

Each MusEmvelope is based on a theme (like love), and is an envelope containing six cards. Each card has a prompt for an activity on one side, and a high quality image of an artwork on the other. I am now selling MusEmvelopes on Etsy!

MusEmvelope Imaginibus

MusEmvelopes are all about sparking your imagination and getting the creative juices flowing during your museum visit. The ultimate goal is to help you engage more profoundly with the artworks on display. You may follow the prompt exactly, or you may be inspired to go in a completely different direction. MusEmvelopes are designed to be a conduit to get you thinking about artworks in new ways.

The first MusEmvelope focuses on love, with prompts to explore the notion of love in art museums.

Digital image on the card courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

Digital image on the card courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

There is something magical about envelopes.

In my junior year of high school, my favorite teacher knew I would be stuck at home for Spring Break. She and her daughters worked together to craft a week's worth of creative activities for me to do, nestled in a a big envelope. I'll never forget the feeling of excitement as I opened the envelope each morning, to uncover a playful prompt for the day.

MusEmvelopes aim to foster this same sense of delight and potential. 

Digital image on the card courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

Digital image on the card courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.