Ma,Ma,Ma...Ma,Ma...Look what I can do!
March 28, 2024 2:17 AM   Subscribe

You might be more likely to send a text or email these days, however, some people still use letters to send fan mail. While plenty of celebrities receive messages of adoration, it turns out that you can also send fan mail to the “Mona Lisa.” Thanks to a special mailing address as well as a mailslot in the Louvre that’s located in the area of the famous artwork that was created by Leonardo da Vinci in 1503, those who feel inclined can write a message to the beloved masterpiece. What could they possibly say in their notes? Artnet explains:

The letters, which the museum stores inside its labyrinthine archive, come in many different shapes and sizes. Some leave unanswerable questions about Leonardo’s work, while others ask the polymath for life advice. Others still address their writing to the enigmatic woman in the painting, declaring their love and even asking for her hand in marriage. They write poems, sometimes accompanied by flowers or small mementos.

What would you write to the “Mona Lisa” if you were to offer her fan mail? You can do just that by mailing your message using the address below:

Musée du Louvre, Service des publics

A l’attention de Mona Lisa

75058 Paris Cedex 01, France
posted by Czjewel (5 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
What are you grinning at?
posted by Phanx at 2:48 AM on March 28 [1 favorite]

I read this aloud to Mrs. Blank, who said: “Does she write back? Because I want THAT job!”
posted by martin q blank at 4:23 AM on March 28 [1 favorite]

I want THAT job!

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