- Contemporary Art at the Gardner
- ExhibitionsPast Exhibitions
- Jean-Michel Othoniel: Secret Flower Sculptures
- Nari Ward: Divination X
- Luisa Rabbia: Waterfall
- Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community
- Sophie Calle: Last Seen
- Hamra Abbas: Wall Hanging I
- Adam Pendleton: Untitled
- Raqs Media Collective: The Great Bare Mat & Constellation
- Stefano Arienti: Wild Carrot
- Luisa Lambri: Portrait
- Magic Moments: The Screen and the Eye–9 Artists 9 Projections
- (TAPESTRY) RADIO ON: New Work by Victoria Morton at the Gardner
- Points of View: 20 Years Artists-in-Residence at the Gardner
- Stefano Arienti: Ailanthus
- Danijel Zezelj: Once
- Taro Shinoda: Lunar Reflections
- Su-Mei Tse: Floating Memories
- Luisa Rabbia: Travels with Isabella, Travel Scrapbooks 1883/2008
- Cliff Evans: Empyrean
- Stefano Arienti: The Asian Shore
- Sculpture and Memory: Works from the Gardner and by Luigi Ontani
- Henrik Håkansson: Cyanopsitta spixii Case Study #001
- Michele Iodice: A Pagan Feast
- Variations On a Theme by Sol Lewitt and Paula Robison
- Danijel Zezelj: Stray Dogs
- Dayanita Singh: Chairs
- Maurizio Cannavacciuolo: TV Dinner
- Elaine Reichek: madamimadam
- Joseph Kosuth: Artist, Curator, Collector
- Nari Ward: Episodes: Bus Park & Forevermore
- Manfred Bischoff
- Ackroyd & Harvey: Presence
- Laura Owens
- Joan Bankemper: A Gardener's Diary
- Lee Mingwei: Living Room
- Josiah McElheny
- Abelardo Morell: Face to Face
- Mona Higuchi: Bamboo Echoes
- Juan Muñoz: Portrait of a Turkish Man Drawing
- Denise Marika: New Works by Denise Marika
- Dorit Cypis: The Body in the Picture
- Artists By 2012
- Alicia Hall Moran, Looking at one of Isabella Stewart Gardner's Guest Books, 1912.
- Alicia Hall Moran exploring music in the Galleries, 2012.
- Alicia Hall Moran rehearsing for her May 16 performance of AiR with Brandon Ross (guitar), ,Joey Alvarado (filmmaker) and Sarita Lilly (soprano); Calderwood Hall.
Mezzo-soprano, Alicia Hall Moran brings diverse influences and passions together in a rich artistic brew. Currently in the Ensemble of the 10-time Tony-nominated Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, she's performed the role of Bess both in Cambridge, Massachusetts and now on Broadway as an Understudy to 5-time Tony winner Audra McDonald.
Ms. Moran was named one of the 2012 Whitney Biennial artists (along with husband Jason Moran). She curated a weeklong 26-performance event, BLEED, juxtaposing collaborations with the artists, practitioners, and ideas central to the Morans' take on music. Films by Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Joan Jonas and Simone Leigh/Liz Magic Laser that feature musical collaboration with the Morans were also shown.
Ms. Moran’s critically-acclaimed "cabaret" act, Alicia Hall Moran + the motown project, has been seen at The Highline Ballroom, Le Poisson Rouge, Regatta bar, The Kitchen, and other venues. She has also co-authored and improvised vocal music for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's award-winning Chapel/Chapter. Moran was invited by 2008 Gardner artist-in-residence Adam Pendleton to collaborate on his project, three scenes (variation one), a performance held at Gardner After Hours which incorporated music and spoken text.
While in residence at the Gardner, Alicia Moran was drawn to music in the galleries, and its presence in various objects and documents. Among the pieces that caught her eye as she walked through the Museum were an etching of a Norwegian girl at a piano by Anders Zorn, a choir book in the Gothic Room, a choir page in the Chapel, and the painting A Woman with a Lute (1520) by Bartolomeo Veneto (active 1502–died 1531). She spent time in the Museum archives looking at Gardner’s guest books from 1897-98, concert programs throughout the Museum’s history, as well as programs for concerts held at Gardner’s Greenhill and Beacon Street residences. Moran was very interested in the evolution of the music program at the Gardner, which happens to be America’s oldest museum music program. She also attended a conversation hosted by Shudhabrata Sengupta of the Raqs Media Collective titled Why Does Music Move Us which coincided with her residency.
On May 16 2013, Moran performed AiR (Alicia-intersection-Ross) - an experiment in sound, situation, and play. AiR was based on the brilliant collection of songs and Negro Spirituals written and arranged by scholar and musician, tenor Roland Hayes. The piece was performed with guitarist Brandon Ross, soprano Sarita Rachelle Lilly and video artist Joseph Paul Alvarado, whose colorful short films intersected the music.