Artist Adam Pendleton returns to the Gardner Museum to present a new contemporary work incorporating music and spoken text as part of the final Gardner After Hours event before the museum’s new Renzo Piano-designed wing opens in early 2012.
On Thursday, December 16, at 7pm, American artist and Gardner Museum Artist-in-Residence Adam Pendleton (b. 1984) will premiere a new work entitled three scenes (variation one) in the Tapestry Room of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
The performance, which incorporates music and spoken text, is the centerpiece of December’s Gardner After Hours celebration, the final After Hours event to be held in the museum before the program takes a year-long hiatus in preparation for the opening of its new Renzo Piano-designed wing in early 2012.
Image: Adam Pendleton, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Housed in a stunning 15th-century Venetian-style palace with three stories of galleries surrounding a sun- and flower-filled courtyard, the Museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s preeminent collection contains more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts. The galleries house works by some of the most recognized artists in the world, including Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler and Sargent. The spirit of the architecture, the personal character of the arrangements and the artistic display of the enchanting courtyard in full bloom all create an atmosphere that distinguishes the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as an intimate and culturally-rich treasure.
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