Third Thursdays: Becoming a Bostonian

Thursday, February 20, 5:30 PM

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

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Featuring Neo Soul, Directed By Ron Savage

New to Boston? We're partnering with ONEin3 to celebrate the new citizenry of our old city like Boston transplant Isabella Gardner would: with a party.

SHORT AND SWEET: 20 MINUTE TALKS | 6:30 pm / 7:30 pm / 8:30 pm
Gardner 101
Join Jennifer Ghusson, Museum teacher extraordinaire, for a chat about how Isabella Gardner “became a Bostonian.”

MUSIC
Neo Soul | 7 pm / 8 pm
New school R&B combined with an old school groove. Directed by Ron Savage. Two 30-minute concerts, with seating available on a first come, first served basis.

Courtyard DJ: The Wig | 5:30 pm–9 pm

THROUGHOUT THE EVENING
Boston Is… | 5:30 pm–9 pm
Meeting new people is hard, but we’re going to make is easier: grab a sticker, fill in your name, and finish the prompt. Extra points (and exceptional conversations) to creative answers.

Courtyard Bar: A Sam Adams Selection | 5:30 pm–9 pm
Try one of these delicious varieties of Sam Adams, or stick with the standards: sparkling wine, wine, and sparkling water.

Studio Artivity: A Spin Around Boston | 6 pm–8:30 pm
Create visual illusions by making your own thaumatrope. Not sure what that is? Head to the studio to find out!

Gallery Game: Welcome To Boston | 6 pm-8:30 pm
Explore works in the collection made by Bostonians. Pick up your first clue in the Courtyard.

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.