Exhibition

January 23 - October 20, 2019

Exhibition

Big Plans

Picturing Social Reform

June 20 - September 15, 2019

Laura Owens

Untitled

June 25, 2019 - January 14, 2020

Saturday, August 24, 2019

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    Exhibition Insights: Big Plans

    Saturday, August 24, 10 - 11 am

    Tour the special exhibition to gain insights into how landscape architects and photographers advocated for social reform in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and how today's artists are addressing current urban challenges.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

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    Installing a Museum: Isabella’s Role as Artist

    Saturday, October 19, 10 - 11 am

    Isabella invites us to have a thoughtful conversation and personal encounter through her collection. What are the stories is she is telling us?

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

  • 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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Saturday, November 2, 2019

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    Political Intrigue

    Saturday, November 02, 10 - 11 am

    For centuries, artists have created work that has taken a political stance—either serving as propaganda, or providing a more nuanced view, together we will examine those messages.

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  • Saturday, November 02, 3:30 - 5 pm

    Be transported from Gardner's Boston to Tommaso Inghirami's Rome—from his house on the Palatine to one of the most famous decorative cycles of the Renaissance, Raphael’s Stanza della Segnatura.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

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    Gardner and Her Circle: A Walking Tour of Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Saturday, November 09, 10 - 11:30 am

    Join us for an early morning autumnal walk at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

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    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.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

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    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.

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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.

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