Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series: Olivia Ives-Flores

Saturday, February 25, 11:00 AM

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Experiment, engage and create in the Bertucci Education Studio. On select Saturdays, artists in the Boston area lead drop-in workshops in their medium for Museum visitors. Visitors connect with local artists and experiment with creative processes informed by the artist’s work. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is included with Museum admission. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Join Polly Thayer Starr Artist, Olivia Ives-Flores in the Bertucci Education Studio for a participatory art project drawing inspiration from Isabella Stewart Gardner’s iconic work as a collector of objects, people, and experiences. Work alongside the artist as you explore the museum’s collection from a new perspective and contribute to a collaborative artwork that will be displayed in the Studio at the Museum. Participants will receive a memento of the final collaborative piece.

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Adults $15, seniors $12, college students $5, free for members, visitors under 18, and members of U.S. military and their families. Activities are designed for ages 7 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


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Artist Bio
Olivia Ives-Flores is an artist, curator and designer - living and creating in Boston & NYC. She is the founder of OH OLIVE CREATIVE, a small creative studio that specializes in curating art experiences and crafting brands + websites for passionate creatives. This business was built on creativity and exists to inspire and empower dreamers, makers & doers.

Olivia received her BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts with an emphasis on fine art, art history and communication… but fancies herself more of a life learner. Her first entrepreneurial pursuit was YES.OUI.SI., a contemporary exhibition space, which she curated and operated. Blending her artistic fluency with a passion for business, Olivia spends her time cultivating beauty by curating exhibitions, telling stories, building brands and bringing people together around art, both in the physical and digital world.

Education and community programs are generously supported by the Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation, Lenoir Charitable Trust, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Janet Burke Mann Foundation, Moorhead Foundation, New Balance Foundation, Thomas Anthony Pappas Foundation, Rowland Foundation, Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust, Succop Family Charitable Foundation, and Yawkey Foundation. Studio activities are generously sponsored by Linda N. Cabot and Ed Anderson. These programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

Photo credit: Matt Teuten.