Free Fun Friday

Presented by the Highland Street Foundation

Friday, July 27, 2018
11 am - 4 pm

Head to the Gardner on Free Fun Friday for art-making in the Studio in celebration of our special exhibition Life, Death & Revelry, with guest artists Elisa H. Hamilton and Graham Yeager, performances by Castle of Our Skins featuring music of Black composers from across the diaspora, interactive martial arts demonstrations by Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts Center, sound vibes by Kadahj Bennett, food trucks, and gallery games.


Free admission will be available at the Museum entrance on Friday, July 27 starting at 11 am, on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission includes access to the entire Museum, including special exhibitions. To ensure everyone's experience at the Museum is pleasant, entry is timed every 30 minutes, beginning at 11 am, with the last entry at 4 pm.

Due to capacity regulations, the Museum may only admit a specific number of visitors at once. For your safety and the safety of the collection, visitors may be asked to wait in line to enter.

Please note:

Free Fun Friday is not an appropriate day to visit the Museum with a large group of 6 or more. Groups larger than 6 people are encouraged to visit another day. Arrangements for a visit on another day can be made by emailing or by calling 617 278 5147.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum experience is best suited for children ages seven and older.

Featured Artists

Free Fun Friday is generously sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. The Museum is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.