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Explore the connection between music and art with the Gardner! Isabella was a music lover and collected a number of instruments still located throughout the galleries today. Elizabeth Reluga from our collections team will take us into the Little Salon, a lavish French-inspired space curated by Isabella, where you can find a magnificent harp. For a contemporary take, celebrated harpist-scholar Dr. Ashley Jackson will bring the instrument to life with a performance and talk back on how she connected with this instrument.

Ashley Jackson leaning against a wall and looking over the top of her sunglasses

Praised for her rhythmic precision and dynamic performances, harpist Dr. Ashley Jackson enjoys a multifaceted career in New York and beyond. She's performed with the New York Philharmonic, and is a member of the Harlem Chamber Players. She is the Director of Undergraduate Studies and an Assistant Professor in the Music Department at Hunter College, where she teaches Music History, Performance Seminar, chamber music, and private lessons. She is currently working on her debut solo album and writing on composer Margaret Bonds.

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