Third Thursdays

Date Night

Thursday, January 16, 5:30 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

New Year, new you! If you're single and ready to mingle, looking to make new friends, or wooing your boo, let sparks fly at the Gardner. Participate in art-making and ice-breaking activities that open your eyes to new connections.

Program for the Evening

Music in the Courtyard | 5:30–8:45 pm
What better way to meet new people, or get closer with your loved one, than with great music in one of Boston's hidden gems? Try to name your favorite disco or eclectic pop songs with Rhode Island's own DJ Dayglow!

Online Dating Profile Picture Update | Bertucci Education Studio | 5:45–9 pm
Make the best first impression with a great new photo for your dating profile! Wear your finest fashion that represents who you are, and join Boston's own E. Louis Photography for a 10-minute session that will change the dating game for you. Time slots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-ups will occur at 5:30, 6, 7, and 8 pm. Get there early!

The Relationship Game | Calderwood Hall | 6:30, 7:15 & 8 pm
Whether you are in a marriage, long-term relationship, new fling, or a complicated situation—how well you do know the person you're with? From quirks and annoying habits, to best assets and qualities, try to guess what your partner might say about you. Sign-ups to play will occur at the top of each hour, starting at 6 pm. Get there early to claim your seat or enter the game!

Art & Breakups | Living Room | 6:45 & 7:15 pm
Learn from The Boston Globe's advice columnist and entertainment reporter, Meredith Goldstein, about how art can teach us how to deal with breakups or romantic loss.

"It's Complicated" | Living Room | 8–8:50pm
Avoiding Situation-ships by Developing Healthy Relationships from Your First Swipe
Learn from Harvard-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Monica O'Neal on how to break through the challenges of modern dating to develop a healthier foundation of intimacy and security with your mate.

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.