Neighborhood Nights

Life Cycle

Thursday, June 28, 2018 5 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

Everyone's invited to the Gardner for Neighborhood Nights, a series of fun and free interactive evenings for you and your family. Enjoy music, performance, food trucks, cash bar, gallery games, and hands-on creative experimentation inside the Museum and out. Neighborhood Nights are informed by themes in the special exhibition Life, Death & Revelry.

Program for the Evening

Calderwood Hall // Vessel, 7-8 pm
Vessel is a commissioned dance theater piece led by Marsha Parrilla, artistic director of Danza Orgánica. Vessel uses the Sarcophagus (Sacred Passage), and the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Middle Passage) as a point of departure to explore and question historic narratives and bring forth a fresh outlook on life, death, and revelry.

Courtyard // 5:30-8:30 pm
Musicians Ruby Rose Fox and Josh Knowles play duets and their new solo works, Salt and Spin Without A Sound.

Bertucci Education Studio // 5-8:30 pm
Join healer Luana Morales and add your mark to a communally-created sarcophagus.

Living Room // 6:15-6:45 pm, 7:15-7:45 pm, and 8:15-8:45 pm
Join Kadahj Bennett—actor, producer, musician, and Neighborhood Salon Luminary Artist—for a performance exploring self-analysis and growth through original story and song.


Admission for Neighborhood Nights is free, and is limited to Museum capacity. Please check in at the Admissions Desk upon arrival.

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Life, Death & Revelry and related programming is generously sponsored in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Wallace Minot Leonard Foundation, and the Barr Foundation ArtsAmplified Initiative. Education and community programs are funded in part by the Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation, Mary Beth Kirsch, Lenoir Charitable Trust, Liberty Mutual Foundation, Janet Burke Mann Foundation, the Rowland Foundation, and the Succop Family Charitable Foundation. Studio activities are generously sponsored by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. These programs are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.