In this new series, visitors will enjoy an intimate, hour-long reading by a poet in one of the Museum's historic galleries.

December 11: Major Jackson in the Titian Room

Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry: Roll Deep (W. W. Norton, 2017), Holding Company (2010) and Hoops ( 2006), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle.

Co-presented with the Poetry Society of America.

Visitors are welcome to experience the poetry reading as they move through the galleries. The reading is free with museum admission and no registration is required. 15 chairs are available for seating with advanced registration - click here to register online, or call the Museum's box office.

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Tickets | Museum Admission

Gallery Pop-Ups are free with Museum admission and no registration is required**.

Museum Admission: Adults $15, seniors $12, students $5, free for members and children 17 and under. Reserve General Admissions Tickets:

  • Online, by clicking the TICKETS button above*
  • By calling the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am-4 pm*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door, Wednesday-Monday, 11 am-4:30 pm

*Handling charges apply to these orders

**Seated space is extremely limited. Register by calling the Museum's box office. Once seats are filled, a waiting list will be created, and you will be automatically added to the waitlist in the order that requests are received. If you are on the waitlist, you will receive notification one-day prior to the event only if a seat has been made available.

Gallery Pop-Up performances have been generously funded by Amy and David Abrams, the Barr Foundation, and a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Gardner Museum also is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.