Third Thursdays

Space Makers

Thursday, July 18, 2019
5:30 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

The place you live shapes who you are. So, how do you re-claim, re-purpose, or re-activate the green spaces in your community? Connect with local artists, activists, and horticulturists to explore a love of living things and their impact on our health and happiness.

Programming for the Evening

In the Studio | 5:30–8:30 PM
Participate in a city-wide, seed bomb scavenger hunt with Annabel Rabiyah. Make your own seed bomb, a ball full of native wildflowers and soil. Then help us hide seed bombs in "geocached" containers across green spaces in Boston.

In the Courtyard | 5:30–8:45 PM
The Mastadonis Project is Adonis Martin, a pianist who brings an eclectic style that encompasses gospel and R&B/Neo-soul with Caribbean influences to the jazz world.

In the Jordan Garden | 5:30–8:45 PM
The Pickup Music Project invites you to play music with chimes and water sculptures. Then, stay for a short concert that combines compositions written for the sculptures and short anecdotes about their history. Learn more about their work below!

In the Galleries | 6:30 & 7:30 PM
Learn about Isabella, her Museum, and select themes of Space Makers in Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform with Museum Teacher Betsy Sugameli.

In the Living Room | 7 PM
Witness a conversation with community planners, agricultural producers, and public space advocates in the city of Boston. Panelists include:

  • Sabrina Dorsainvil, Moderator, Director of Civic Design, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics
  • Danielle Andrews, Panelist, Dudley Farms and Greenhouse Manager, The Food Project
  • Mugzy Undemir, Panelist, Senior Planner, Boston Planning and Development Agency
  • Karen Mauney-Brodek, Panelist, President of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy

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. 

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.