Third Thursdays: Moda

Thursday, April 17, 5:30 PM

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Featuring Stir: A Far Cry with Phyllis Chen, toy piano

Be dazzled by contemporary fashion in our new exhibition Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer. A Far Cry, the Gardner's resident chamber orchestra, partners with Phyllis Chen on toy piano for a show of their own in Calderwood Hall for Stir, our series that combines contemporary art and music.

MUSIC
Stir: A Far Cry with Phyllis Chen, toy piano | 7-8:15 pm
Think you've seen the Gardner's resident chamber orchestra? See them anew with toy pianist Chen, lauded by the New York Times as "dazzling."

Picó Picante: DJ Oxycontinental | 5:30 pm–9 pm
Picó Picante celebrates the cultural sources of forward-thinking dance music.

Dance Performance | 7:15 pm-7:45 pm
Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Reiner perform a work choreographed for the exhibition.

SHORT AND SWEET: 20 MINUTE TALKS
Gardner 101 | 6 pm / 7 pm / 8 pm
A chat about Isabella Gardner and her historic collection.

Textile Talk | 6:30 pm / 8 pm
Join Tess Fredette, Textile Conservator, for a discussion about a velvet ikat work from the collection.

THROUGHOUT THE EVENING
Courtyard Bar: Tropico | 5:30 pm–9 pm
Try this pineapple sparkler, or stick with our scintillating standards: sparkling wine, wine, and sparkling water.

Studio Artivity: Threaded Canvas | 6 pm–8:30 pm
Join guest artist Courtney Erin McKenna to make a mini fiber masterpiece to take home with you. McKenna visits the Gardner as part of the Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series.

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.

Image: Carla Fernández: Armadillo blouse and Eneyda dress. Mayaland Spring/Summer 2013. Model: Amberlyn Wemmer @Paragon. Photo: Ramiro Chaves. Mask: Pedro Reyes.

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 Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series is made possible by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. Polly Thayer Starr (1904-2006) was an accomplished artist who captured the culture and whimsy of her native Boston with a unique combination of detail, emotion and curiosity. For more, visit the Polly Thayer Charitable Trust online. 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.