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September 2017

Exhibition Begins—Bharti Kher: Sketchbooks and Diaries

September 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - September 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA
Boston, MA United States
$5 - $15

Bharti Kher, 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the Gardner, was enriched and recharged by spending time thinking and living amongst the Museum’s extraordinary building and art treasures. The focus of this show is a series of drawings and notebooks Kher made during that time. The drawings are very tactile, often provocative, and charged with humor and a capriciousness that is smart and girly at the same time. They reflect on gender and motherhood, anatomy, and the physiology of pregnancy. They speak of…

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January 2018

Judith Barry: untitled: (Global Displacement: nearly 1 in 100 people…)

January 17 @ 11:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA
Boston, MA United States
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For her forthcoming installation on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Anne H. Fitzpatrick Façade, American born artist Judith Barry explored hundreds of drone images circulating the internet that depict people fleeing their homes and seeking a new life elsewhere. Her installation, untitled: (Global Displacement: nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide are displaced from their homes , is a collage of asylum seekers from around the world in an inflatable boat and will be on view beginning Jan. 17. “These images…

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February 2018

Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth

February 22 @ 11:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Renaissance master Fra Angelico transformed the history of western art with his breathtaking paintings. Heaven on Earthreunites the Gardner's magnificent Assumption and Dormition of the Virgin, acquired by Isabella in 1899 and the first Fra Angelico to reach the United States, with its three companions from the Museo di San Marco, Florence. Conceived as a set of jewel-like reliquaries for the Florentine church of Santa Maria Novella, they tell the story of the Virgin Mary's life. This exhibition invites you to explore…

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Sunday Concert Series: Charlie Albright, Piano

February 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 - $36

American pianist and improviser Charlie Albright returns to the Gardner for the final performance of his all Chopin series.

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March 2018

A Closer Look: Fra Angelico: Stout Lecture

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Join us for a closer look at Fra Angelico’s masterful techniques. Addressing questions of tradition and innovation, Cecilia Frosinini will discuss results from analytical and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico’s San Marco altarpiece, revealing new insights into the friar-painter’s unorthodox workshop organization and remarkable technical accomplishments.

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A Closer Look: Fra Angelico: Stout Lecture

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Join us for a closer look at Fra Angelico’s masterful techniques. Addressing questions of tradition and innovation, Cecilia Frosinini will discuss results from analytical and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico’s San Marco altarpiece, revealing new insights into the friar-painter’s unorthodox workshop organization and remarkable technical accomplishments.

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Open Studio: Objects of Power

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Participate in a hands-on project informed by powerful objects found in the special exhibition Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth. This Studio workshop series asks visitors consider how an everyday object is transformed from something ordinary to something powerful through the use of unique techniques and revered materials.

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Sunday Concert Series: Brannon Cho, Cello & Dina Vainshtein, Piano

March 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 - $36

Boston-based pianist, Dina Vainshtein and New England Conservatory alumnus cellist Brannon Cho team up for a program that spans musical periods and styles.

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Landscape Lecture with Michel Desvigne

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Michel Desvigne is a landscape architect who is internationally recognized for his rigorous and contemporary designs and for the originality and relevance of his research work. His projects are regularly published in the international press. He works with leading architects including Herzog and de Meuron, Foster+Partners, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Christian de Portzamparc, I.M. Pei, Renzo Piano, and Richard Rogers. Among Desvigne’s most important urban public spaces in the US are Sammons Park in Dallas and the Saint Louis Art…

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Collection Conservation Talk: Reimagining a Relic

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Gianfranco Pocobene, Head of Conservation at the Gardner Museum, will discuss Fra Angelico's Assumption and Dormition of the Virgin.

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Relics and Reliquaries in Buddhism and Christianity

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Using the four Fra Angelico reliquaries reunited during the Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition as a point of departure, Cynthia Hahn and Kevin Trainor embark on a wide-ranging conversation addressing the power of sacred objects. Explore ideas of divine access and of relic culture in Buddhist and Christian traditions.

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Relics and Reliquaries in Buddhism and Christianity

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Using the four Fra Angelico reliquaries reunited during the Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition as a point of departure, Cynthia Hahn and Kevin Trainor embark on a wide-ranging conversation addressing the power of sacred objects. Explore ideas of divine access and of relic culture in Buddhist and Christian traditions.

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Sunday Concert Series: Musicians from Marlboro

March 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 - $36

The touring Musicians from Marlboro return to the Gardner to perform a program of Boccherini, Bartók, and Ravel. PROGRAM Performers Alexi Kenney & Tessa Lark, violin Kim Kashkashian, viola Isang Enders & Christoph Richter, cello Zoltán Fejérvári, piano Pieces Boccherini, String Quintet in E Major, G. 275 Bartók, String Quartet No. 2 Ravel, Piano Trio in A Minor

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Ana Prvački: Nurture Tour

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA
Boston, MA United States
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$5 - $15

Isabella Stewart Gardner’s legacy is based on her radical nurturing of the community though visual art, music, literature, and decorative arts. 2009 Artist-in-Residence Ana Prvački leads you on a tour of the galleries presenting ideas and highlighting works that feed life, literally and metaphorically, starting with the iconic images of mother and child.

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Third Thursdays: Heaven is a Place on Earth

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Inspired by the Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition, enjoy performance, gallery activities, and golden haloes. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of the Museum at night. This lively, social evening features music, creative collaborators, a cash bar, playful gallery activities, and hands-on art making. Hungry? Café G will be open for snacks, dinner, and drinks.

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Sunday Concert Series: Borromeo String Quartet

March 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 - $36

Borromeo String Quartet, the Gardner’s Ensemble-in-Residence, performs works by Shostakovich, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. PROGRAM Celebrating New England Conservatory’s 150th anniversary Shostakovich, Octet Brahms, String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36 Mendelssohn, Octet

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Ana Prvački: Nurture Tour

March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

Isabella Stewart Gardner’s legacy is based on her radical nurturing of the community though visual art, music, literature, and decorative arts. 2009 Artist-in-Residence Ana Prvački leads you on a tour of the galleries presenting ideas and highlighting works that feed life, literally and metaphorically, starting with the iconic images of mother and child.

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Rise: The A-Beez & Sid Sriram Featuring Camille Merendail

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 - $27

A whole new way for audiences and musicians to connect, this contemporary series, curated by Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio, spotlights pop, rock, and hip-hop artists in our sonic cube, Calderwood Hall. Boston based music collective the A-Beez headline this show in our sonic cube: Calderwood hall. The A-Beez's music is rooted in soul, funk, and R&B. PROGRAM The A-Beez | Emily Elbert & Camille Merendail  

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Life in Stories

March 24 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5 - $15

A day of creative exploration of the theme of life stories, featuring artist talks, performance, and participatory studio and gallery experiences. The innovative, experimental programming is inspired by the life stories we see illustrated in the Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition, by Isabella’s life story—and by your own.

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Sunday Concert Series: Samuel Hasselhorn, Baritone & Renate Rohlfing, Piano

March 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$12 - $36

Award-winning baritone Samuel Hasselhorn and versatile and talented pianist Renate Rohlfing team up for a Young Artist Showcase. PROGRAM Young Artist Showcase Selections from Schumann, Britten, Wolf, Schubert, and Poulenc

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Sanctuary Series: Thinking Like a Crier

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$10 - $20

As the Gardner Museum’s Chamber Orchestra in Residence, A Far Cry musicians have a unique, intimate perspective on the interplay between art, architecture, and music. Join violinist Jesse Irons for an experimental and unforgettable small group experience.

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