Third Thursdays


Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:30 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

Weave together a night inspired by textile patterns. Stitch a pixelated art project in the Studio, then head to the galleries to watch Harvard Dance Center perform site-specific vignettes and experience live installations by the orchestra, Phoenix.

Program for the Evening

In the Studio // Remix/Restitch - 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Remix a work of art from the Gardner's collection. Add some flash with color and abstraction, or select pixels of the images to stitch with embroidery.

Throughout the Museum // Harvard Dance Project - 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Harvard Dance Project student dancers activate the museum in response to the Common Threads exhibition. Their research considers the artists’ attention to complex political, cultural, and global landscapes, as well as the textures, processes, and methods used in producing the textile art. Performances will take place in Hostetter Gallery and travel to other parts of the Museum.  

Living Room // Weaving in the Modern Age - 6:30 & 7:30 pm
Join Olga Geletina as she adapts the tradition of tablet weaving to modern technology. Learn about her work at the MIT Media Lab, and how the current Maker Movement intersects with traditional craftsmanship.

Calderwood Hall // Phoenix Orchestra - 7 & 8 pm
Phoenix Orchestra, Improper Bostonian's 2017 Classical Ensemble of the Year, performs Robert Honstein's Juno in the Gardner's iconic Calderwood Hall. The piece weaves together six musicians to recall the composer's life in Boston during the legendary Winter of 2015. Before and after the performance, Phoenix musicians will discuss the piece and answer questions from the audience.

Watch artist Olga Geletina demonstrate her weaving process in this short, informative video!

How to Buy Tickets

Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Adults $15, seniors $12, students $10, 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 made possible by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. 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.

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 at 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.

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