January 23 - October 20, 2019


Big Plans

Picturing Social Reform

June 20 - September 15, 2019

Laura Owens


June 25, 2019 - January 14, 2020

Thursday, September 26, 2019

  • Soul & Stanzas with

    Sam Trump and Harold Green

    Thursday Evening Concerts

    Thursday, September 26, 7 - 9 pm

    Immerse yourself in between the lines of soulful music and rhythmic poetry with Chicago's own multi-instrumentalist, Sam Trump, and national poet, Harold Green.


Sunday, September 29, 2019

  • Weekend Concert Series

    A Far Cry

    Gardner Museum Ensemble-in-Residence

    Sunday, September 29, 1:30 - 3 pm

    Join A Far Cry as they kick off their tenth and final year as the Gardner Museum's Ensemble-in-Residence.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

  • The Larger Conversation

    Artistic Integrity

    Thursday, October 03, 7 - 8:30 pm

    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.


Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • Weekend Concert Series

    Attacca String Quartet

    Sunday, October 06, 1:30 - 3 pm

    One of the finest young string quartets in the world returns to the Gardner with a program that includes a luminous from Franz Joseph Haydn—the virtual inventor of the medium.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • Free

    Community Engagement Amplifier Project


    Thursday, October 10, 7 - 9 pm

    SPIRIT: An Afro-Futuristic theatrical experience from Neighborhood Salon Luminary Porsha Olayiwola and Marshall “Gripp” Gillson.


Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • Weekend Concert Series

    Sphinx Virtuosi

    Sunday, October 13, 1:30 - 3 pm

    The all-star Sphinx Virtuosi returns to electrify Calderwood Hall with a program global in its reach.


Monday, October 14, 2019

  • Free

    Opening Our Doors Day

    Abundant Voices

    Monday, October 14, 10 am - 4 pm

    This Indigenous People’s Day the Gardner Museum is honored to present local Indigenous artists, South Korean dance duo All Ready, youth performers, and hands-on activities for the whole family.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  • Exclusive to Friends of Fenway Court Patrons

    Opening Celebration

    In the Company of Artists: 25 Years of Artists-in-Residence

    Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 - 9 pm

    Please join us for the opening of the new exhibition, In the Company of Artists.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  • Members Only

    Member Preview Day

    In the Company of Artists: 25 years of Artists-in-Residence

    Wednesday, October 16, 11 am - 4:30 pm

    Before Big Plans opens to the public, experience the urban landscape of the late 1800s and early 1900s through a self-guided exploration or at an informal in-gallery spotlight talk.