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Programs at the Gardner

From landscape to art conservation, experts delve into topics connected with the Museum's collection, exhibitions, and history.

Recent Virtual Programs

Learn how the Gardner's conservation team restored the ancient Greek statue of the goddess Persephone to its original place of prominence in the Courtyard. In this video, go behind the scenes of this important project with John L. and Susan K. Gardner Director of Conservation Holly Salmon and enjoy an update on the Museum from Peggy Fogelman, Norma Jean Calderwood Director.

Past Virtual Programs

Enjoy a special presentation on the transformation of the Museum’s gardens from Isabella’s time to today with Charles Waldheim, Ruettgers Curator of Landscape. The program also features insights from Matthew Girard of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Ron Henderson of L+A Landscape Architecture on their designs for the Monk's and Lynch gardens.

Dr. Nikki A. Greene, Assistant Professor of the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in the Art Department at Wellesley College, argues that the erasure of Thomas McKella is part of a larger cultural blindspot in 20th-century America.