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The Larger Conversation

Artistic Integrity

Thursday, October 3, 7 - 8:30 pm
Calderwood Hall

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The Larger Conversation , Artistic Integrity 10/3/2019 7:00 PM 10/3/2019 8:30 PM isgm-event-The Larger Conversation America/New_York What's more important, creating for an audience or for yourself? Join us for a lively discussion with artists balancing their own artistic integrity with their desire to give fans what they love. 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115 aIwSTBiOnzHrlaECKmIR43731

What's more important, creating for an audience or for yourself? Isabella Stewart Gardner stood firmly on her own values to a create a museum reflective of her life and artistic interests for visitors to explore, connect, and share with each other. Join us for a lively discussion with three amazing panelists to discuss how each balances their own artistic integrity—the desire to give their fans what they love versus maintaining who they are and what they are doing.


50-minute conversation
25-minute Q&A
5-minute wrap-up
20-minute meet & greet


Jill Scott is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times bestselling poet, and critically acclaimed actor. 
Paloma Valenzuela is a Dominican-American writer, director, actress, and the creative director of the production operation La Gringa Loca Productions.
Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born poet, rapper, and educator who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids and them.

Arielle Gray of WBUR will moderate the panel.

Photo at top by Lena Castro from the May 2019 Larger Conversation event, Creative Resilience, featuring Arielle Gray, Chef Elle Simone Scott, Phonte Coleman, and Rob "Problak" Gibbs.

How to Buy Tickets

Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Adults $20, seniors $15, students and members $10.

  • Online, by clicking the TICKETS button above*
  • By calling the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am-4 pm*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door, Wednesday-Monday, 11 am-4:30 pm

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