Isabella Stewart Gardner's Annunciation

Saturday, February 4, 3:30 PM

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

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In 1900, Isabella Stewart Gardner purchased the magnificent The Annunciation through famed connoisseur Bernard Berenson. Little did she know of its history. Join Nathaniel Silver and Cammy Brothers for a conversation about this unknown masterpiece, the surprising career of its painter — once slated to paint the Sistine Chapel before Michelangelo stepped in — and his engagement with the latest Renaissance architecture.

Speakers: Cammy Brothers, Associate Professor of Architectural History, Northeastern University School of Architecture, and Nathaniel Silver, Associate Curator, Gardner Museum.

Tickets are required and include Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, members free (must reserve in advance), college students $5.


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Exhibition support is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibition also is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as by the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

Image: Piermatteo D’Amelia, The Annunciation (detail), about 1487, Tempera on panel.