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Timed-entry Tickets to the Expanded Gardner Now Available!

To ensure that all visitors to the Museum in the first six weeks after its landmark re-opening enjoy the same immersive, inspiring experience that the Gardner has always offered, we will be issuing timed-entry tickets, good for entry at a specific time. Advance tickets will be required for admission from Sunday, January 22 to Sunday, March 3.

These timed-entry tickets are now available for purchase on the Gardner website or over the phone at 617 278 5156. Regular admission: $15; Seniors: $12; Students with ID: $5.

Three Days of Free Admission and Activities!
To thank you for your tremendous enthusiasm and support, we’re also offering visitors a three-day window to explore the Gardner for free, sponsored by Bank of America! From Thursday, January 19 through Saturday, January 21, admission to the Museum will be free with a reserved timed-entry ticket. Reserve your ticket today online for Bank of America Community Opening Days, or by calling the Box Office at 617 278 5156. Tickets will be required for admission to the Museum.

These opening days will be full of opportunities for visitors to learn, engage, and participate:

Exercise your own artistic creativity in the new Education Studio. Work with members of the Gardner Education staff on an ever-growing group project conceived by Artist-in-Residence Cesare Pietroiusti.

Listen to an Introductory Talk in the dazzling new Calderwood Hall to acquaint yourself with the Museum, its founder, and the Renzo Piano-designed wing, and to discover fascinating connections between the historic building and new wing.

Prepare, reflect, or connect in the new orientation space, the Living Room, which houses a library of books about the Gardner collection, the founder, and our artists-in-residence. Drawing on Mrs. Gardner's legacy of gracious hospitality, the Living Room will feature volunteer hosts who will share their experiences at the Gardner and present personal items from their own "collections."

Rediscover the magnificent Tapestry Room, rigorously restored to its original function, appearance, and spirit, and open to the public again. During the opening days, Gardner conservators and volunteers will be stationed in the room to describe, and answer your questions about, this painstaking project.

The new Museum store, Gift at the Gardner, will be open, as will the acclaimed café, renamed Café G.

Photo by George Bouret, 2011.

December 2011