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Member Opening Celebration

Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 6:30 - 9 pm
All Special Exhibition Galleries

Celebrate our new exhibition, Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West, enjoy a glass of wine and a welcome from the curator. 

Free for members, but space is limited. Advanced registration is required. All in-person programs are subject to change. For the most up to date information please visit, or contact the box office at 617 278 5156.

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Ode to the Country without a Post Office, 2019-20. Acrylic liner and enamel on Birch wood, 80 x 85 cm (31 4/8 x 33 4/8 in.) © Raqib Shaw. Private Collection. Photo © Raqib Shaw and White Cube.

Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West is organized by the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, with guest curator Dr. Zehra Jumabhoy.

Support for the exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is provided by the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Steve and Alexandra Cohen, Pace Gallery, and White Cube.

The Artist-in-Residence program is directed by Pieranna Cavalchini, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal Curator of Contemporary Art, and is supported by the Barbara Lee Program Fund. Funding is also provided for site-specific installations of new work on the Anne H. Fitzpatrick Façade on Evans Way.

The Gardner Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.