280 The Fenway
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

June 18th, 2009 – Mezze
Sample the sights and sounds of the Gardner tonight. Grab a drink, have a snack, and check out the galleries on this Mediterranean inspired night.

* Courtyard Sounds: Take in the sounds of experimental violinist Emil Altschuler (5:30 to 8:30PM)
* Gallery Travels: Explore Middle Eastern and Southern Spanish objects in the collection with a self-guided gallery tour.
* 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)
* 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
June 18th, 2008, 7:00pm - Jazz at the Gardner: Berklee Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble (MEF)
The MEF Ensemble will perform a blend of traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern music from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, and Andalusia. Instrumentation includes vocals, strings, percussion, and woodwinds.

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

Melissa Aldana, Tenor Saxophone
Michael Palma, piano
Dan Carpel, bass
Devin Drobka, drums

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.

THE MADAME GAUTREAU (non-alcoholic version) $4.00

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_june.asp

Added by gardnermuseum on January 23, 2009

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