Close Up: Sargent On Location

Gardner's First Artist-in-Residence

September 19, 2018 - January 14, 2019


Common Threads

Weaving Stories Across Time

October 4, 2018 - January 13, 2019


Steve Locke

Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)

June 26, 2018 - January 21, 2019

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • Sold Out

    Thursday, March 01, 7 pm

    Join us for a closer look at Fra Angelico’s masterful techniques.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

  • Free

    Thursday, March 08, 5 - 6 pm

    Judith Barry will talk about what led her to create the latest work on the Gardner's Facade, Untitled: (Global Displacement: nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide are displaced from their homes. Source: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/10/05/key-facts-about-the-worlds-refugees/).

  • Landscape Lecture

    Michel Desvigne

    Thursday, March 08, 7 pm

    Michel Desvigne is internationally recognized for his rigorous and contemporary designs and for the originality and relevance of his research work.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

  • Sacred Access

    Relics and Reliquaries in Buddhism and Christianity

    Saturday, March 10, 3:30 pm

    Explore ideas of divine access and of relic culture in Buddhist and Christian traditions.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • Sold Out

    Thursday, April 12, 7 pm

    Learn about Fra Angelico’s work at the cusp of the Renaissance as he ushered in a visual arts revolution.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

  • From Saints to Celebrities

    Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Relics of History

    Saturday, April 28, 3:30 pm

    Join us for a conversation exploring relic collecting, from sacred to secular, from the Renaissance to the Gilded Age.


Monday, April 30, 2018

  • Free

    Monday, April 30, 3:30 pm

    A reading and short conversation between Ramie Targoff and Christina Nielsen, William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection and Exhibition Program at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Book signing to follow.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • Landscape Lecture

    Mary Margaret Jones

    Thursday, May 10, 7 pm

    Mary Margaret Jones is known for her leadership of many award-winning projects around the globe. She is active in the public forum of design and development issues.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

  • Artist and Curator Talk

    Life, Death & Revelry

    Thursday, July 26, 7 pm

    A rare opportunity to learn about the behind-the-scenes curatorial and creative processes that led to the Life, Death & Revelry exhibition.