October 31, 2019 - January 30, 2020

Exhibition

In the Company of Artists

25 Years of Artists-in-Residence

October 17, 2019 - January 20, 2020

Exhibition

Lorraine O'Grady

The Strange Taxi, Stretched

January 14 - May 19, 2020

Museum closed Tuesdays. Upcoming events are:

Thursday, October 31, 2019

  • Coming Soon

    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.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  • Opening Celebration: Boston's Apollo

    Exclusive to Friends of Fenway Court Patrons

    Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

    Be the first to see our new exhibition, Boston's Apollo, which explores the relationship between John Singer Sargent and Thomas McKeller, and highlights Sargent's seldom-seen drawings from the Gardner's collection.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Preview Day

    Boston's Apollo, Elements of Me, and The Strange Taxi, Stretched

    Wednesday, February 12, 11 am - 5 pm

    Before the special exhibition opens to the public, experience the powerful studies by John Singer Sargent of Thomas McKeller. Explore on your own or attend our in-gallery spotlight talks at 12, 1, and 2 pm.

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  • Members Only

    Member Opening Reception

    Boston's Apollo, Elements of Me, and The Strange Taxi, Stretched

    Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

    Join your fellow members to celebrate the opening of Boston's Apollo, Elements of Me, and The Strange Taxi, Stretched. Learn more from the curator, explore the featured galleries, and unwind over drinks.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

  • Coming Soon

    Boston's Apollo

    Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

    February 13 - May 17, 2020

    In 1916, John Singer Sargent met Thomas Eugene McKeller, a young Black 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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Saturday, March 7, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    The Power of the Word

    Saturday, March 07, 10 - 11 am

    Visit before the Museum opens for a closer look at works within the collection and uncover their dynamic interpretations with this exclusive member perk!

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    The Power of the Word

    Saturday, March 14, 10 - 11 am

    Visit before the Museum opens for a closer look at works within the collection and uncover their dynamic interpretations with this exclusive member perk!

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    Exhibition Insights: Boston's Apollo, Elements of Me, The Strange Taxi, Stretched

    Saturday, March 21, 10 - 11 am

    Tour all three special exhibitions with a Museum Teacher before the Museum opens for a closer look at these exhibitions!

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • The Erasure of Thomas McKeller

    with Dr. Nikki A. Greene

    Thursday, April 02, 7 - 9 pm

    How has the erasure of black identity shaped American culture? Nikki A. Greene argues for this erasure as part of a larger cultural blind spot in 20th-century America.

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