Thursdays at the Gardner

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is operating under a highly restricted visitor capacity. All tickets must be purchases ahead of time through the Gardner’s website and entering will be on a timed ticket system. To learn more, please visit our Know Before You Go page.

Free First Thursdays

We’re open late and offering free admission on the first Thursday evening of each month! Stop by and soak in the beauty of the Gardner in a different light, 3 pm through 9 pm on the first Thursday of each month beginning in October. 

Upcoming Events

October 6, 2022, 3 - 9 pm

Celebrate the changing seasons and join us for art-making, live music, films, fun, and conversation! Experiment with artist Erin Genia in the Studio, catch a special performance by Ángela Varo and friends in the Courtyard, or watch a new film and join a conversation with artist and Neighborhood Salon Luminary Mar Parrilla in Calderwood Hall. Museum admission is free from 3-9 PM.

November 3, 2022, 6 - 9 pm

Enjoy a restorative evening of discovery and community. Join artists, activists, and musicians for performances and art-making inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions that ask us to consider who we honor, who we forget, and who we erase.

Image at top: Visitors look out over the Courtyard during Neighborhood Nights: Viewfinder on July 11, 2019. Photo by Steve Osemwenkhae.