October 31, 2019 - January 30, 2020


In the Company of Artists

25 Years of Artists-in-Residence

October 17, 2019 - January 20, 2020


Lorraine O'Grady

The Strange Taxi, Stretched

January 14 - May 19, 2020

Museum closed Tuesdays. Upcoming events are:

Saturday, February 15, 2020

  • The Larger Conversation

    Redefined: The Black Model in 21st-Century Portraiture

    Saturday, February 15, 3 - 5 pm

    Following a screening of Lorraine O'Grady: A Portrait (2012) by Adam Pendleton, join Lorraine O'Grady and Adam Pendleton for a discussion of the body, race and gender in American Art, and the need to rethink, document, and preserve new histories.


Monday, February 17, 2020

  • Free

    Monday, February 17, 11 am - 4 pm

    Bring the whole family for a free day co-produced with the ARTery, WBUR’s arts and culture team, and Wee the People. Explore art-making and featured local artists engaging social issues of our time.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

  • Third Thursdays

    Creative Sway

    Thursday, February 20, 5:30 - 9 pm

    Featuring artists from our Neighborhood Salon Luminary program, we invite the best of Boston's culture-makers to take over the Museum.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

  • The Larger Conversation

    Reclamation: Power, Agency, and the Black Model

    Thursday, March 05, 7 - 9 pm

    Do we each have a say over our bodies once they are captured in a portrait or on a smartphone? Join us for a conversation that examines the role, cultural relevance, and impact of the 19th-century black model.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

  • Third Thursdays

    Local Notion

    Thursday, March 19, 5:30 - 9 pm

    Discover how local artists use the arts in creative ways to convene and inspire us to challenge our ways of thinking.


Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • Thursday, April 16, 5:30 - 9 pm

    Delve into a world of unconventional local music and art that uplifts your creative energy and reconnects you with friends throughout the Museum.


Saturday, May 2, 2020

  • Saturday, May 02, 6:30 - 11 pm

    Escape the ordinary at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with a special celebration of arts programming. Enjoy dinner in the Museum's gallery and programming spaces and curated performances throughout the evening.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Third Thursdays

    Go with the Flow

    Thursday, May 21, 5:30 - 9 pm

    Isabella curated her own Museum so it would become a place where everyone can relax, explore, and experience new forms of art from around the world. Join us for a night of atypical art-making and activities that you are challenged to accept as they are—no questions asked.