Third Thursdays: Word Play

Thursday, December 19, 5:30 PM

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

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This is 2013's Third Thursdays: Word Play event. Click here for Third Thursdays: Word Play October 2014.

As a nod to Isabella Gardner's love of rare books, we’re partnering with Grub Street, an independent center for creative writing, for an evening of words, poetry, and mingling with artists and writers.

THROUGHOUT THE EVENING | 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Studio Artivity: Altered Statements
Create a vintage book-based artwork with text and mixed media. Space is limited.

Flash Poems
With a Grub Street poet and a typewriter, create a short poem inspired by the Museum.

Gardner 101 | 6:30 pm / 7:30 pm
An introduction to Isabella Gardner, her collection, and the Museum today. Space is limited.

"A Dangerous and Passionate Pursuit" | 6:30 pm / 7:30 pm
Chat with Dr. Anne-Marie Eze, Associate Curator, about Gardner as a book collector. Space is limited.

Boston Typewriter Orchestra | 7 pm-7:30 pm / 8 pm-8:30 pm
Rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy, and satire.

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

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.

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.