Saturday Open Studio

Sound Studio with Maria Finkelmeier

Saturday, August 19, 11 am - 5 pm
Bertucci Education Studio

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Saturday Open Studio , Sound Studio with Maria Finkelmeier 8/19/2017 11:00 AM 8/19/2017 5:00 PM isgm-event-Saturday Open Studio America/New_York Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio every Saturday. 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115 aIwSTBiOnzHrlaECKmIR43731

Connect with the Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through hands-on, interactive, and fun creative experiences during Saturday drop-in workshops. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is included with Museum admission. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


This Saturday, listen, compose and create with Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series guest artist Maria Finkelmeier in the Studio. Explore different approaches to music notation found throughout the Gardner Museum, create your own short musical composition, and enjoy interactive performances by Finkelmeier at 1 pm and 3 pm.

TICKETS | Museum admission

Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Adults $15, seniors $12, students $5, free for members and children 17 and under.

  • 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

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Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series guest artist Maria Finkelmeier prepares for her Saturday Open Studio
Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series guest artist Maria Finkelmeier prepares for her Saturday Open Studio


Named a “one-woman dynamo” by The Boston Globe, Finkelmeier is a percussion performer, educator, and active arts entrepreneur based in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to rooting in New England, she spent three years in Northern Sweden at the Piteå Institution for Music and Media as an artist in residence. She is co-founder of the international percussion group, Ensemble Evolution, with whom she has given performances and masterclasses throughout Europe, Australia, and the US. She also tours with Quartet Kalos, a Swedish-American group (clarinet, cello, voice, percussion) dedicated to self-composing and arranging new works and folk tunes. A sought after multidisciplinary collaborator, Finkelmeier has been commissioned to create works for Aaron Staebell's soloDRUMsolo project, Illuminus, ArtWeek Boston, and the Outside the Box Festival. Finkelmeier recently founded the non-profit Kadence Arts, which is devoted to incubating artistic projects, curating performances, and engaging local communities through music making. The organization co-founded the Beat Bus with The Record Co, launched the times two concert series in partnership with Robert Honstein, and initiated Make Music Boston, a participatory summer solstice celebration.

The Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series is made possible by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. Polly Thayer Starr (1904-2006) was an accomplished artist who captured the culture and whimsy of her native Boston with a unique combination of detail, emotion, and curiosity. For more, visit the Polly Thayer Charitable Starr Trust online. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.