Free

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for a restorative evening of discovery and community. Museum admission is free from 3 pm through 9 pm. Hear from guest artists and explore art, architecture and seasonal horticulture displays in the Palace. The Café is open late for dinner and drinks. This month’s special programs feature Neighborhood Salon Luminaries Johnette Marie and Rob Stull.

Too Many Deaths, Not Enough Funerals – Some Roses for the Garden
5:00 - 6:15 PM
Bertucci Education Studio

About the Project

Honor time with intentionality and stillness in the Studio with artist Johnette Marie. Prompts will be provided and audiences will be invited to participate in a moment for ritual and ceremony through plant medicine and poetry. Listen, reflect, release, and let go together, and discover how the artist was inspired by the Museum’s Spanish Chapel.

Artists in Dialogue: Rob Stull, Geechi Suede, and Arielle Gray on Value
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Calderwood Hall
Please note: Proof of vaccination status and face masks are required for programs in Calderwood Hall.

About the Project

How do we communicate what and who is revered within art, culture, and American society? Join comic book industry veteran, teacher, and Neighborhood Salon Luminary Rob Stull and renowned hip hop artist Geechi Suede of the legendary group Camp Lo for a conversation in Calderwood Hall as they share their creative practices and explore questions about the materials, signs, and symbols that communicate cultural value in art and music. Speakers will also discuss the objects in the Gardner’s collection that inspired these questions in a dialogue moderated by artist, writer, and WBUR Arts Engagement Producer Arielle Gray.

About the Artists

How to Reserve Tickets

Advance registration is required for free timed entry tickets. Reserve your ticket online by clicking the RESERVE YOUR TICKETS button above.

Please note: While the City of Boston’s vaccination and mask mandates are lifted for general museum visits, the Gardner maintains its proof of vaccination and mask requirements for free and ticketed events in Calderwood Hall. Please visit the Know Before You Go web page for additional information, including accepted forms of documentation, or contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156 for further assistance.

Free days are supported in part by the Wallace Minot Leonard Foundation.

The Visiting Curator of Performing Arts is supported by Amy and David Abrams, the Barr Foundation ArtsAmplified Initiative, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. SEEDS is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Studio activities are generously sponsored by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust.

Education and community programs receive support from the Vertex Foundation, Rowland Foundation, the Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation, the Wagner Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Yawkey Foundation, The Beker Foundation, Liberty Mutual Foundation, GRoW @ Annenberg, The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation, Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation, and Janet Burke Mann Foundation.

Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak's Designs for Opera and Ballet was organized by the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, and reimagined by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for its Boston premiere.

The exhibition is supported by:
Nora McNeely Hurley / Manitou Fund
Gregory Maguire
Patricia Romeo-Gilbert and Paul Gilbert

The Museum also receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts.