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Experience the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum After Hours

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Experience Gardner After Hours: Word Play


Date: Thursday, December 20, 5-9 p.m., Concert: 7 p.m.

Location: 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115


On the Third Thursday of each month the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents After Hours, an evening of music, socializing, games, artist’s talks and activities in the Studio. This month, they are celebrating all things literary in honor of Isabella Gardner’s love of books, great literature and a good story. Local writer’s group Grub Street will be on hand to offer their own literary talents.


Boston Globe Insiders are invited to Gardner After Hours and 30 lucky Insiders will get to attend the concert.

In Calderwood Hall, the Callithumpian Consort celebrates the work of composer John Cage with a musical tribute. 


For December’s Gardner After Hours, as a nod to Isabella Gardner's love of rare books, we’re partnering with our friends at Grub Street, an independent center for creative writing, for an evening of words, poetry, and mingling with artists and writers.


Cash Bar featuring "The Page Turner" | 5:30 pm-9 pm
Quench your thirst with this festive champagne cocktail or stick with the classics: wine, beer, or sparkling water.


Mad Libs, Gardner-style | 5:30 pm-9 pm
Remember this game? We're taking the basic idea, incorporating some Gardner correspondence, and running with it.


Studio Artivity: Japanese Stab Bookbinding | 6 pm-8:30 pm
We promise--it's not as violent as it sounds. Create your own handmade book in the Education Studio.


Living Room Host: Arthur Fournier | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Kick back in the Living Room with rare bookseller Arthur Fournier of F.A. Bernett Books.


Flash Poems | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Not as dirty as it sounds. By "flash" we mean "quick." With a Grub Street poet and a typewriter, create a short poem inspired by the galleries.


Gallery Conversation: Under the Covers! | 7 pm / 8 pm
Join Anne-Marie Eze, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, for a look at the nineteenth-century Japanese fairy tales that inspired Raqs Media Collective's video for The Great Bare Mat & Constellation.


Boston Typewriter Orchestra | 7:30 pm / 8:30 pm
A collective endeavor which engages in rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire. Trust us, you'll get it when you see it!


Gardner After Hours is supported in part by The Baupost Group, LLC. Thursday evening programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Fidelity Investments is the opening year sponsor of Jazz at the Gardner. Opening year exhibitions are made possible in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


For more information visit or call 617 278-5156


Contest rules: Must be 18 years or older to enter. One entry per person. Entries must be received by December 17, 2012. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Winners will be selected at random on December 18, 2012 from the entries received. If winner is unable to use prize, no alternative prize will be offered. No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. The Globe is not responsible for lost, delayed, stolen or illegible entries. Employees of The Boston Globe and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their advertising and promotional agencies, and their immediate families and members of their households are not eligible. Prizewinner may be required to execute affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, granting permission to use winner’s name, photograph or other likeness for the purposes of advertising, trade and promotion on behalf of The Boston Globe without further compensation. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. 

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

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