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, February 7, 2019

  • Forward Moving Memory

    An Evening with Robert Wilson

    Thursday, February 07, 7 pm

    Visionary director, artist, and global theater legend Robert Wilson comes to the Gardner Museum at the invitation of Helga Davis, the Museum's Visiting Curator of the Performing Arts.


Friday, February 8, 2019

  • Friday, February 08, 11 am - 5 pm


Sunday, February 10, 2019

  • Weekend Concert Series


    Alessandro Scarlatti's La caduta de'Decemviri

    Sunday, February 10, 1:30 pm

    Scarlatti's unrecorded opera tells the story of Virginia, the hero of Roman republicanism, just in time to herald the Gardner's special exhibition, Botticelli: Heroines and Heroes.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • Members Only

    Wednesday, February 13, 11 am - 4:30 pm

    Before the special exhibition makes its public debut, experience these masterworks through self-guided exploration, or learn more at an informal, in-gallery spotlight talk.

  • Members Only

    Wednesday, February 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Gather for an evening of visual storytelling and draw connections between Botticelli's works and today's graphic novels.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

  • Coming Soon

    February 14 - May 19, 2019

    n 1894, Isabella Stewart Gardner bought the Story of Lucretia, bringing the first Botticelli to America. Heroines + Heroes reunites her iconic Lucretia with its companion Virginia from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, a pair of paintings conceived for the Vespucci family palace in Florence.

  • Moth StorySLAM Presents

    Love Hurts

    Thursday, February 14, 7 pm

    Take the stage this Valentine's Day with the Moth's live storytelling event, StorySLAM.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

  • Weekend Concert Series

    The City of Women

    with Oompa, Helga Davis, and George Steel

    Sunday, February 17, 1:30 pm

    Helga Davis, the Gardner's second Visiting Curator for Performing Arts, collaborates with Abrams Curator of Music George Steel on a program that tells the stories of women.


Monday, February 18, 2019

  • Free

    Frank Hatch Free Day

    Drawing Stories

    Monday, February 18, 11 am - 4 pm

    Visit the Gardner on President's Day for free activities designed for visitors of all ages. Visitors under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.