Experience the dazzling superstar violinist Leila Josefowicz, performing with pianist John Novacek at the Gardner on March 19 in what promises to be a thrilling recital. Very limited tickets are available for this performance: http://bit.ly/3GYdPLh
Photo by Tom Zimberoff, 2022
On view through February 7: "Stacy Lynn Waddell: Home House" honors the artist's dearly loved grandmother and speaks to the lasting impact of portraiture. "Home House" can be enjoyed by all on the exterior of our building on Evans Way. Learn more about the work at https://bit.ly/3RkwnHc
Come experience contemporary artist Titus Kaphar's powerful statement on mass incarceration and the history of representation in "The Jerome Project." He says, "I began to paint those mug shots...as religious paintings with gilded backgrounds. I then submerged those paintings into tanks of tar based on the amount of time that these folks had spent incarcerated." This exhibition has been extended through January 22. Learn more at https://bit.ly/JeromeProjectISGM
Are you a local college student or a member of a local college faculty or staff? You may be eligible for free museum admission and free or discounted tickets to public programs. Members are even eligible for discounted group tours! Check out the list of University Members on our website and contact your Student Life or Admissions Office for your school's promo code: http://bit.ly/3X3oIAP
A full new season of events is now live on our online calendar, many of which are presented in response to our upcoming exhibitions "Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer" and "Fellow Wanderer: Isabella's Travel Albums", opening on February 16. Learn more and plan your visit: http://bit.ly/2sBp48c
Beauty is in the details this month. Nestled among the green ferns and waxy jades are several varieties of stunning flowers, some muted, some bold. Look closely at the shapes of their petals, stems, and leaves. Which is your favorite?
There's much to unpack this upcoming season at the Gardner in three exhibitions exploring travel and cultural encounter. "Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer" and "Fellow Wanderer: Isabella's Travel Albums" celebrate the travels of two women living a century apart. On the Facade is "Adam Pendleton: Untitled (Giant not to scale)." Together these exhibitions invite us to think critically about the complexities of travel and its impact on the traveler. Plan your visit. Advance tickets are required: http://bit.ly/3l1bSlf
Betye Saar (b. 1926, United States), Legends in Blue. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer.
Thank you to the special group of artists and activists pictured here who joined us today to talk openly about love, compassion, and justice. Thank you to for bringing joy, music, and play to the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. And, thank you to all who came to experience the day with us. If you created your own message of hope today, please share it with us (tag ).
Pictured: Eric Anderson, Eric Gottesman, Yng-Ru Chen, Erin Genia, Sabrina Dorsainvil, Persephone Allen, and Hank Willis Thomas. .shadows.art
What do the words justice, equity, empowerment, and truth mean to you? Our visitors have shared their hopeful visions for our world, inspired by the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and by the artists and activists who joined us today.
Join us on Feb. 2 for a unique Free First Thursdays: Spades Night! Players of all levels are welcome to learn more about the history of spades as a staple of Black culture. Learn how one artist found inspiration in a playing card in the Museum’s archives. Admission is free after 3pm, but advance tickets are required: https://bit.ly/FebFFT
We're sorry, but museum admission is SOLD OUT for Monday, January 16. We appreciate your interest in our MLK Day of Service program and are sorry we cannot accommodate all visitors. Our next free hours are February 2 from 3-9 pm; Advance tickets required for Free First Thursday.
It's your LAST CHANCE to see "Metal of Honor: Gold from Simone Martini to Contemporary Art" featuring works by celebrated contemporary artists Titus Kaphar, Stacy Lynn Waddell and Kehinde Wiley. This exhibition closes on Monday. Limited tickets are available for Sunday, January 15 and Monday, January 16 (MLK Day) is now sold out. Visit gardnermuseum.org to get your tickets now.
The Gardner Museum's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is now SOLD OUT; tickets will not be available at the door. We appreciate your interest in our program and are sorry we cannot accommodate all We invite you to visit our calendar at gardnermuseum.org for upcoming programs and events.
"Canon, Canyon, Cannon" is less than two weeks away! Join us for a night of poetry and performance curated by Porsha Olayiwola and featuring acclaimed local and national artists who work at the intersection of justice and the arts: Michelle Garcia Fresco, Charlotte Abotsi, Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah, Paul Tran, and DJ WhySham. Get tickets today: https://bit.ly/3YBziA7
It's John Singer Sargent's birthday. A close friend of Isabella's, Sargent is considered the Museum's first artist in residence. His portraits are much celebrated in Boston and around the world, and his "Mrs. Gardner in White" is the last portrait of Isabella before her death in 1924. See it in the Macknight Room on your next visit. Advance tickets required: https://bit.ly/3l1bSlf
Join us on Jan. 16 to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Artists and thought leaders will share reflections on themes of justice, equity, art, and empowerment, and invite your participation in many activities throughout the day including a musical story hour, sign making and a Town Hall discussion . Admission is free for the day; advance tickets are required: https://bit.ly/3hLfXvN