Thursday, October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 - January 30, 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.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Exclusive to Friends of Fenway Court Patrons
Wednesday, December 04, 8:30 - 10:30 am
Join us for an intimate morning with the Gardner's curatorial and conservation teams.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Installing a Museum: Isabella’s Role as Artist
Saturday, December 07, 10 - 11 am
Let's look together at some of the known and lesser known spaces of the Museum, and explore how Isabella's curation is in itself a work of art.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
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.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
with Ingrid Rowland
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.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
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.