Exhibition

Lorraine O'Grady

The Strange Taxi, Stretched

January 14 - May 19, 2020

Exhibition

Boston's Apollo

Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

February 13 - May 17, 2020

Exhibition

Adam Pendleton

Elements of Me

February 13 - September 27, 2020

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

  • Now On View

    Lorraine O'Grady

    The Strange Taxi, Stretched

    January 14 - May 19, 2020

    The Strange Taxi, Stretched is an adaptation of an autobiographical photomontage Lorraine O'Grady made in 1991. In both the original and the stretched versions, female members of O’Grady’s family emerge through the roof of a New England mansion and escape the limitations placed on them in post-World War I Boston.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

  • Now On View

    Boston's Apollo

    Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

    February 13 - May 17, 2020

    In 1916, John Singer Sargent met Thomas Eugene McKeller, a young Black elevator attendant, at Boston’s Hotel Vendome. McKeller posed for most of the figures—both male and female—in Sargent’s murals in the Museum of Fine Arts. The painter transformed McKeller into white gods and goddesses, creating soaring allegories of the liberal arts that celebrated the recent expansion of the city’s premier civic museum. 

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    Adam Pendleton

    Elements of Me

    February 13 - September 27, 2020

    Adam Pendleton’s exhibition considers the relations between (geometric) abstraction, Blackness, and languages of collectivity. Three basic shapes—square, triangle, and circle—are the refrains in this room-sized installation.

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Today

  • Canceled

    Saturday Open Studio

    Represent Yourself

    Saturday, March 28, 11 am - 4 pm

    In connection with the special exhibition, Boston's Apollo, mix a custom color that celebrates your individuality and honors the uniqueness of us all.

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Tomorrow

  • Canceled

    Weekend Concert Series

    Spektral String Quartet

    Gardner Museum debut

    Sunday, March 29, 1:30 - 3 pm

    This Weekend Concert has been canceled.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

  • Canceled

    Nasturtium Party

    Spring Like Nowhere Else

    Wednesday, April 01, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

    The Nasturtium Party has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the Development office at [email protected]

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • Canceled

    The Erasure of Thomas McKeller

    with Dr. Nikki A. Greene

    Thursday, April 02, 7 - 9 pm

    This lecture has been canceled.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

  • Canceled

    Saturday, April 04, 9:30 - 11 am

    This Member Event has been canceled.

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  • Canceled

    Saturday Open Studio

    Represent Yourself

    Saturday, April 04, 11 am - 4 pm

    In connection with the special exhibition, Boston's Apollo, mix a custom color that celebrates your individuality and honors the uniqueness of us all.

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