General admission for children 17 years and under is always free

Third Thursdays

Creative Sway

Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:30 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

How do you like to move? Selected from our Neighborhood Salon Luminary Program, we invite the best of Boston's artists and culture-makers to take over the Museum. Featuring percussionists, activists, and musicians, this boundary-pushing social circle captures the spirit of Isabella's "salons" to give you a fresh look at the historic collection.


Improv Poetry Workshop | 5:30–8:45 pm
Bertucci Education Studio, First Floor, New Wing

How do you flow? Join Neighborhood Salon Luminary and Boston poet Luna del Flor for an improv poetry workshop challenging your rhyme reflexes. Grab a pen and a friend, and join the flow.

Lady Enchantress & The Sound Chalice | 6, 7 & 8 pm
Living Room, First Floor, New Wing

A reflection of one's self is often more than the eyes can see. When Love Is The Answer is a brief, three-part musical journey that combines enchanted sounds and lyrics by Lady Enchantress with live musical production by the Sound Chalice, making connections to self, others, and our world.

The Kevin Harris Project | 6:45 & 7:45 pm
Tapestry Room, Second Floor, Historic Palace
The Kevin Harris Project presents "Griot Footsteps"

The role of the West African Griot often encompasses that of historian, poet, teacher, advisor, ambassador, and storyteller. In this presentation, Kevin Harris explores the powerful message and musical interpretations of who he considers to be American griots. From Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone, and Maya Angelou to Muhammad Ali and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harris seeks to interpret the courageous messages of these great figures through his music. Joining Harris for this exciting performance are the expressively in-demand bassist Max Ridley and the courageously creative drummer Tyson Jackson.

Veronica Robles | 7 & 8 pm
Courtyard, First Floor, Historic Palace

How does music make you feel in a beautiful garden? Be serenaded by Veronica Robles with special guests, Willy Lopez (her husband and music producer), and Nicole Edgcomb, a trumpet player and member of Veronica's Female Mariachi band.

Photo at top: Kadahj Bennett performs in the Living Room at February 2019's Third Thursdays: Artist Takeover. Photo by Matt Teuten.

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.