The Center for the Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are inviting CAMD students to take a free, VIP virtual tour of the museum. As a follow up to the virtual tour, students will be able to schedule a free in-person visit (with tickets generously sponsored by the CAMD Dean’s Office), in compliance with the Museum’s COVID-related visiting guidelines.
The Gardner’s special exhibition ‘Boston’s Apollo’ centers on Thomas E. McKeller, a Black model whose likeness was transformed into white gods and goddesses of antiquity for artist John Singer Sargent’s mural project at the nearby Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In this virtual visit, Gardner staff will provide a brief introduction to the Museum and engage with questions of race, gender, agency, and erasure while exploring works from the exhibition.
This event has a capacity of 25 participants and an RSVP is required.
About the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Built in 1903 to resemble a C15th Venetian palace, this local Fenway-area Museum houses the renowned collection of philanthropist, arts patron and collector Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924). In the spirit of its founding, the Gardner remains a hub of art, inquiry, and live programming: its courtyard concerts are particularly popular. It is also the site of one of the world’s most famous art thefts in 1990: the empty frames of several lost masterpieces remain – hauntingly – in place.