Museum Fitness

Museum Fitness

The Metropolitan Museum of Art wants visitors to work on their museum fitness. The Museum Workout is a 45-minute workout session covering two miles of the The Met before it opens in the morning. Two dancers, dressed in sequined dresses and tennis shoes, lead participants through group exercises and stretches, including yoga in the sunny [...]

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Make a Mummy Mask

Make a Mummy Mask

I was really into masks last year. After I learned how to make papier-mâché masks for Halloween, I started to see masks in every museum I visited. The obvious reaction? Copy them in papier-mâché! My first museum-inspired mask was based on the deliciously grotesque horror masks of French 19th century artist Jean-Joseph Carriès. The project really helped me take in [...]

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Creativity Round Up N°2

Creativity Round Up N°2

Did you know creativity is a modern concept? It made its first appearance as an English noun in 1875! This second Creativity Round Up gathers together a handful of inspiring examples of creativity and reflections on the creative process, in museums and beyond [...]

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Creative July: Love

Creative July: Love

This month’s creativity theme is… LOVE! Throughout the month of July (in preparation for a certain upcoming wedding), Garlands in Paris will be looking at art and museums through the lens of amour. I am very excited for this theme, and have some fun surprises in store for the month. Feel free to join me! Share your creative [...]

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