Exhibition

January 23 - October 20, 2019

Exhibition

In the Company of Artists

25 Years of Artists-in-Residence

October 17, 2019 - January 20, 2020

Laura Owens

Untitled

June 25, 2019 - January 14, 2020

Current Exhibitions

  • Now On View

    January 23 - October 20, 2019

    In this series of drawings from 2017 Artist-in-Residence Joan Jonas, the animal figures allude to the importance of nature's life-force and our disruptive human presence.

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    Laura Owens

    Untitled

    June 25, 2019 - January 14, 2020

    Laura Owens (Artist-in-Residence, 2000) is known for her innovative and evolving approach to the medium of painting.

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Future Exhibitions

  • Coming Soon

    In the Company of Artists

    25 Years of Artists-in-Residence

    October 17, 2019 - January 20, 2020

    Since its inception, the Gardner Museum has been a haven for artists of all disciplines. This fall, we're celebrating the living legacy of artists at the Museum with this exhibition, featuring Sophie Calle, Bharti Kher, Luisa Lambri, Laura Owens, Rachel Perry, Dayanita Singh, and Su-Mei Tse.

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  • Coming Soon

    October 31, 2019 - January 20, 2020

    Nearly five centuries after his death, Raphael’s fame remains undiminished. Commemorating the five-hundredth anniversary of the painter’s death in 1520, this exhibition brings together for the first time a painting of an episode from Inghirami’s life with the Gardner’s own portrait, as well as a special selection of sculpture, drawings, and archival materials to tell the fascinating story of the man with the red cap and the collector who brought him to America.

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  • Coming Soon

    Lorraine O'Grady

    The Strange Taxi, Stretched

    January 14 - June 23, 2020

    The Strange Taxi, Stretched is an adaptation of an autobiographical photomontage Lorraine O'Grady made in 1991. In both the original and the stretched versions, female members of O’Grady’s family emerge through the roof of a New England mansion and escape the limitations placed on them in post-World War I Boston.

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  • Coming Soon

    February 13 - May 17, 2020

    In 1916, John Singer Sargent met Thomas Eugene McKeller, a young African-American elevator attendant, at Boston’s Hotel Vendome. McKeller posed for most of the figures—both male and female—in Sargent’s murals in the Museum of Fine Arts. The painter transformed McKeller into white gods and goddesses, creating soaring allegories of the liberal arts that celebrated the recent expansion of the city’s premier civic museum. 

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