Boston Marathon Prayer Flags Project

Sunday, March 23, 11:00 AM

Free with Museum admission

Isabella Gardner journeyed to Asia in the late 1800s, when the West was still discovering Tibetan Buddhism, and one of the items she returned with was a Tibetan prayer wheel. Today, Tibetan prayer flags are known the world over as a symbol of blessing. Visit the Education Studio on four Sundays this spring to join in a collaborative project to mark the anniversary of the events of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, by creating prayer flags that will be hung in Boston.

Flagmaking activities run from 11 am to 2 pm on March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13. Visitors under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hands-on studio activities are supported by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust and the Nathaniel Saltonstall Arts Fund. Education and community programs are supported by the Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation, the Caleb C. and Julia W. Dula Educational and Charitable Foundation, the Highland Street Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Rowland Foundation, the William E. and Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, and the Succop Family Foundation. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.