Experience this groundbreaking, trans-disciplinary performance in the Tapestry Room of the historic palace featuring Gardner Artist-in-Residence Ana Prvački and Boston-based Verona Quartet. At once a sculpture, sound piece, and performance, Tent Quartet, Bows and Elbow consists of a simple fabric structure that has just enough room for a quartet to play within it. As the quartet performs, see their instruments and body parts jabbing and moving the tent.

Ana Prvački

Born in Serbia and raised in Yugoslavia and Singapore, Los Angeles–based artist Prvački is known for an artistic practice revolving around ideas of care and tenderness toward others. In the past, she has designed air-filtering protectors for wind musicians; created public service announcements advising how to navigate awkward social situations; and organized a museum greeting committee to welcome visitors. She studied music and theater, both of which inform her quietly profound performance work, and has shown internationally at venues including DOCUMENTA 13 and the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Verona Quartet

This past year the Verona Quartet had their debut performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as well as performances in New York, San Francisco, and Vancouver. The New York Times called them an “outstanding ensemble” in 2017, and they have been similarly praised by the Calgary Herald and Musical America. They have performed worldwide, have been in residence at several schools, and collaborated with artists such as Cho-Liang Lin, David Shifrin, and Renee Fleming. The members of the Verona Quartet are Jonathan Dormand, cello; Jonathan Ong, violin; Dorothy Ro, violin; and Abigail Rojansky, viola.


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

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The Artist-in-Residence Program is directed by Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art, and is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Barbara Lee Program Fund. This project is supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.