- 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 2000
- Todd Mckie shows students from the Tobin School some of his lace drawings, 2000.
- Textile conservator, Kathy Francis, talks with students from the Tobin School about how lace is made, 2000.
- Todd McKie, <em>Angst, Anyway</em>, 2002, pencil on paper, 12" x 14"
- Todd McKie, <em>Who's Your Ornithologist</em>, 2002, pencil on paper, 19" x 22"
- Todd McKie, <em>Works Well With Others</em>, 2001, pencil on paper, 24" x 20 1/2"
Todd McKie (b. 1944 USA) is a painter, ceramist and printmaker. His oeuvre is witty and depicts images of heads, vessels, animals, pictographs. By reducing his compositional operation to a few key elements, the artist summons a complete range of life’s pleasures and travails as perceived by a bemused participant.
McKie's work is to be found in many private and corporate collections and in the public collections of major museums throughout the New England region. He has exhibited at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis, University, McMullen Museum, Boston College, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Fl. McKie received a B.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. He’s the recipient of two Massachusetts Artists Fellowships and residencies at Centre d’Arte, Marnay-sur Seine, France, The McColl Center, Charlotte, NC and Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA. Todd McKie resides in Cambridge, MA.
Todd McKie grew up coming to the Gardner Museum. When he became an Artist-in-Residence in 2000, he focused on the lace collection in the Veronese Room and was inspired to make several white on black lace-like drawings depicting pieces from the collection, people, and the nasturtiums, which had been installed during his stay. Some months later, McKie returned to work with students from Tobin School. In the Tapestry Room, he talked about his time as an Artist-in-Resident and showed them the lace drawings he had been working on. The students had the chance to look closely at several examples of lace from the collection and to talk with the Gardner’s textile conservators about how the pieces were made and used. Following the presentation, the group sketched their own lace-inspired drawings in the Courtyard and galleries. McKie’s lace series grew and was presented in 2003 at Victoria Munroe Fine Art Gallery, Boston. In addition to his exhibition entitled, Adventures in the Lace Trade, a catalogue was published that included the drawings from this period and an interview with artist.