The Gardner Museum offers a rich variety of programs and resources that spark in-depth experiences with works of art and present opportunities to engage with some of today’s most creative individuals.

From Courtyard sketching to gallery discussions with “Ask Me” volunteers, activities encourage visitors of all ages to look carefully and respond personally to works of art. Helping audiences enjoy the Gardner in new ways, our programs building lasting connections with individuals and organizations in the Boston area.

Watch a short video about Gardner educators working with Boston teachers to make the experience of looking at and responding to art an essential part of school culture.

Education and community programs are generously supported by Pamela and Robert Adams, the Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation, Lenoir Charitable Trust, Janet Burke Mann Foundation, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Mabel Louise Riley Foundation, Moorhead Foundation, New Balance Foundation, Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust, Rowland Foundation, Succop Family Charitable Foundation, TD Bank, 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 and administered by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.


Margaret K. Burchenal

Esther Stiles Eastman Curator of Education and Public Programs
617 278 5123