Third Thursdays

Dog Days of Summer

Thursday, August 17, 5:30 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

Chase away the hottest days of summer at the Museum and share in Gardner’s love of dogs with canine-inspired gallery activities and art-making in our studio. 

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of the Museum at night. This lively, social evening features music, creative collaborators, a cash bar, playful gallery activities, and hands-on art making. Hungry? Café G will be open for snacks, dinner, and drinks.


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

*Handling charges apply to these orders

Studio activities are generously sponsored by Linda N. Cabot and Ed Anderson. Third Thursdays in 2017-2018 are sponsored in part by Amy and David Abrams. The museum is also supported by grants from the Barr Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Media Sponsor: Boston Magazine