280 The Fenway
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

May 21st, 2009 – Primavera
Explore the Gardner inside and out tonight as we head toward summer.

* Courtyard Sounds: Enjoy ambient sounds from DJ Die Young as he spins live from the courtyard (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)
* Hands On: Swing by the outside gardens and pot up a few nasturtium seeds to take home and grow. Yeah, yeah, we know it’s a little hokey, but you’ll love it!
* 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
May 21st, 2008, 7:00pm - TBD
More Information Coming Soon.

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_may.asp

Added by gardnermuseum on January 23, 2009