Third Thursdays


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

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Third Thursdays , Homecoming 10/17/2019 5:30 PM 10/17/2019 9:00 PM isgm-event-Third Thursdays America/New_York Immerse yourself in the creativity of artists who have called the Museum home. It's an evening of intimate performances and conversations that will inspire you to see the collection with fresh eyes. 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115 aIwSTBiOnzHrlaECKmIR43731

In conjunction with our special exhibition, In the Company of Artists, celebrate 25 years of the Artist-in-Residence program at the Gardner. Immerse yourself in the creativity of artists who have called the Museum home, and see the collection through fresh eyes with one-of-a-kind performances, intimate conversations, and hands-on activities.

Program for the Evening

In Calderwood Hall | 5, 7, and 8 PM
Choreographers-in-Residence All Ready will perform three suites of three pieces: El Jaleo, Life of Isabella, and All Ready Festival, on the hour beginning at 5 pm.

In the Studio | 5:30–8:45 PM
Boston designer, illustrator, and Gardner Museum Visiting Studio Artist Sabrina Dorsainvil invites you to awaken your inner artist with this hands-on art-marking  activity.

In the Courtyard | Throughout the Evening
Lee Mingwei's Sonic Blossom will bring opera to the Courtyard in the form of a spontaneous gift. Perk up your ears—you won't want to miss these beautiful lieder, also known as art songs!

In the Living Room | 6:30 & 7:30 PM
Grab a friend and join Artist-in-Residence Rachel Perry for a heavenly tour of the many and various halos around the Museum's galleries. 

In Hostetter Gallery | 6:30–8:30 PM
Artist-in-Residence Dayanita Singh will take to Hostetter Gallery, talking with visitors and holding a special sale of her Box of Shedding. Her Museum of Shedding installation serves as backdrop for this one-night experience!

Photo at top by Faizal Westcott.

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.