Third Thursdays: Portrait/Portrayal

Thursday, October 17, 5:30 PM

Tickets $5-$15 | Purchase online or at 617 278 5156

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This month, play with portraits as the Museum glows with music, conversation, and artful experiences.

Cash wine bar around the Courtyard. Café G open for snacks, dinner, and drinks.

Courtyard Bar: the Gondolier | 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Try this ginger sparkling wine cocktail, or stick with the standards: beer, wine & sparkling water.

Monks Garden by Moonlight | 5:30 pm to 9 pm, weather permitting
As Isabella Stewart Gardner wrote in 1908, “I don’t have time to read, because I trot about with the gardeners. And the little monk’s garden at Fenway Court is very dear too.” Trot about and explore the newly redesigned garden.

Sketched Out | 6 pm to 8:30 pm
A sketchy, visual twist on the classic game of telephone.

Studio Artivity: Frame Yourself | 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Ready for your portrait? Craft a unique pair of sunglasses and dazzle the camera. Space is limited.

Gallery Game: Face Time | 6 pm to 8:30 pm
A picturesque romp through the collection. Pick up your game booklet by the Courtyard.

Gardner 101 | 6:30 pm / 7:30 pm
An intro to Isabella Gardner and her collection in the Tapestry Room, with Gardner staffer Courtney Allen. Space is limited.

Portrait Talk: Queen Mary | 7 pm / 8 pm
Chat with Meghan Quigley, education intern, about the fierce Mary I, Queen of England. Space is limited.

TICKETING | Includes Museum admission
Adults / $15
Seniors / $12
Members / Free
College students / $5

Students from colleges and universities participating in the University Membership Program receive free admission. See a list of participating schools.

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Fidelity Investments® is a premier sponsor of Music at the Gardner. Thursday evening concerts are made possible in part the Barbara Lee Program Fund. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arberloff Steinway. Promotional support provided by WGBH.