280 The Fenway
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

April 16th, 2009 – Earthly Eden
It’s springtime at the Gardner even if it isn’t outside yet! Explore tantalizing images of the garden throughout the museum as we celebrate our annual Nasturtium display (one of Gardner’s favorite plants!).

* Courtyard Sounds: Relax alongside the court with live classical music from up and coming musicians from New England Conservator (5:30 to 8:30 PM)
* Gallery Travels: Visit the galleries with this self-guided tour exploring how Gardner incorporated art and landscape into the museum’s spaces.
* Viewfinder: Listen in on a discussion about John S. Sargent’s famous portrait of Isabella Gardner (every half-hour), plus other impromptu gallery discussions (5:30 to 8:30PM)
* Ask the Gardner’s Gardener: Chat with the museum’s gardener and horticulture staff and learn how they keep the courtyard garden blooming and green all year round! (5:30 to 7:30PM)
* Sketching in the Galleries: Create your own masterpieces with drawing in the cloisters and galleries (6 to 9PM)
* Artful Flavors: Indulge in the culinary arts, signature cocktails including the all-new Madame Gautreau, and more at the courtside bar and Gardner Café.

After Hours PLUS
April 16th, 2008, 7:00pm - Composter Portraits: Music Of Iannis Xenakis, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Drawing on his architectural work with Le Corbusier and his mathematical computer modeling, Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) was able to transmute intellectual elegance into works of brutal power and astonishing beauty.

Program will include: Akanthos (1977), Plekto (1993), Ikhoor (1978), and Palimpsest (1979)

After Hours Tickets
Members: free | Adults: $12 | College Students: $5

After Hours Plus Tickets (Includes admission to After Hours)
Adults: $23 | Members: $15 | College Students: $10

Order by Phone
Box Office: 617 278 5156
Tickets also on sale at the door, subject to availability.

Artful Flavors @ After Hours
Artful culinary offerings are also being served up After Hours! Indulge in all-new specialty cocktails and snacks at The Courtside Bar adjoining the interior garden, or sit down for dinner and drinks at the award-winning The Gardner Café featuring a full menu of sweet and savory dishes to fulfill your culinary, as much as your cultural, appetites!

The Courtside Bar
Indulge in “Courtside Cocktails” and all-new “Courtside Bites” offerings at a Courtside Bar adjacent to the interior garden, open 5:30 to 9:15 pm. “Courtside Cocktails” include “THE MADAME GAUTREAU” (an all-new specialty cocktail inspired by one of Isabella Gardner’s favorite paintings), along with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic alternatives. And a changing array of “Courtside Bites” (available for just $1) will adequately sustain you to explore the galleries and art activities that await.

The Courtside Bar accepts cash and all major credit cards.

After Hours signature cocktail
A refreshing and harmonious specialty cocktail – sparkling wine, a blend of grapefruit and pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine – the perfect toast for a summer evening!

The Madame Gautreau cocktail is named for John Singer Sargent’s painting, Madame Gautreau Drinking a Toast (1882-83) – one of Isabella Gardner’s favorites – depicting the ravishing beauty, charm and vitality of Paris socialite Virginie Avegno (“Madame X”). Indulge in this all-new specialty cocktail alongside the court; and then go pay Madame Gautreau herself a visit in the nearby Blue Room gallery!
Wine $8.00
Beer | Stella Artois $6.00
Sparkling and still water $2.00
Variety of juices $2.00

New this year, creative snacks will also be offered up at the Courtside Bar for $1. “Courtside Bites” offerings will vary each month, and range from a Japanese rice cracker mix to spiced nuts and dried fruit and served up in an artful paper box.

Courtside Bites $1.00
Offerings differ each month.
The Gardner Café

The Gardner Café is also open during After Hours, serving up sweet and savory dishes, cocktails and other culinary offerings from 5:30 to 9 pm. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are available for museum members only by calling 617 566 1088.

Official Website: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/afterhours/event_april.asp

Added by gardnermuseum on January 23, 2009

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