General admission for children 17 years and under is always free

Third Thursdays


Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:30 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

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.

Inspired by our Henry James and American Painting exhibition, Third Thursday: Passages is all about the influence of travel on who we are and how we see the world. We’re focusing on how travel shapes and expands our worldviews, like it did for Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardner.

In the Courtyard, the trio Chorobop performs Brazilian Choro music, with influences of bebop and contemporary. 

Special Ticketed Event - Moth StorySLAM

Prepare a five-minute story about travel. Speak of adventures in a different time zone (or at least a different zip code!). Hear stories of fresh perspectives - New Jersey to Nepal, anywhere but home.

*Advance tickets are no longer available. Walk up tickets may be available on the day of the event. With any questions, please contact the box office at 617 278 5156. A Third Thursdays ticket does not include admission to the Moth StorySLAM.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

— St. Augustine​


Tickets are required and include Museum admission. A Third Thursdays ticket does not include admission to the Moth StorySLAM. Moth StorySLAM tickets will go on sale on Thursday, October 12 at 3 pm and include admission to Third Thursdays: Passages.

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

The lead sponsors for tonight's Third Thursday are Amy and David Abrams. Studio activities are generously sponsored by Linda N. Cabot and Ed Anderson. 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