January 23 - October 20, 2019


Big Plans

Picturing Social Reform

June 20 - September 15, 2019

Laura Owens


June 25, 2019 - January 14, 2020

Saturday, December 14, 2019

  • Amplifier Project

    Loved By Many

    The Musical Memorial Project

    Saturday, December 14, 1 - 3:30 pm

    Honoring loved ones lost to homicide and their families, this event is a performance/memorial/dialogue collaboration of composer Shaw Pong Liu, homicide survivors, Boston Arts Academy teen dancers, guest artists, and members of the Boston Police Department.


Thursday, December 19, 2019

  • Thursday, December 19, 5:30 - 9 pm

    Holiday spirit or Boston sitcom? Either way we have the perfect cocktail of heart-warming activities during this holiday season.


Saturday, January 4, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    Exhibition Insights: In the Company of Artists

    Saturday, January 04, 10 - 11 am

    Tour the special exhibition to learn about past and present Artists-in-Residence at the Gardner, and see the historical collection as a springboard for inspiration and dialogue about contemporary issues.


Thursday, January 9, 2020

  • Thursday, January 09, 7 - 9 pm

    Being a woman/womyn is multi-disciplinary. Listen to stories by women/womyn poets and storytellers describing their own journeys and interconnected stories from across different generations and geographies.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    The Psychology of Color

    Saturday, January 11, 10 - 11 am

    Whether a matter of aesthetics or taste, personal responses to color are instinctive and often intense. In this tour, participants will consider the use of color by Gardner and artists to create ambiance and engagement.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • Third Thursdays

    Date Night

    Thursday, January 16, 5:30 - 9 pm

    New Year, new you! If you're single and ready to mingle, looking to make new friends, or wooing your boo, let sparks fly at the Gardner.


Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • Saturday, January 18, 3:30 - 5 pm

    Join Professor Ingrid Rowland to explore the fascinating life and times of Renaissance celebrity Tommaso Inghirami—a celebrated Vatican librarian, speech writer, and the most famous actor in Rome.


Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Free

    Monday, January 20, 11 am - 4 pm

    Carry on the legacy of Dr. King with a hands-on service project, performances by Artist-in-Residence storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, and local artists centering social justice.