THE HOUSE OF ACCUMULATED BEAUTIES

WHERE
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way, Boston
WHEN
January 1 — 3:45 pm - 4:30 pmJanuary 1 — 7:45 pm - 8:30 pmOctober 11 — 6:00 pm - 7:15 pmOctober 11 — 7:45 pm - 8:30 pmOctober 15 — 2:30 am - 3:15 pmOctober 15 — 3:45 pm - 4:30 pmOctober 17 — 2:30 pm - 3:15 amOctober 22 — 2:30 pm - 3:15 pmOctober 22 — 3:45 pm - 4:30 pmOctober 24 — 2:30 pm - 3:15 pmOctober 24 — 3:45 pm - 4:30 pmOctober 25 — 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
COST
$10-$15 (included with Museum admission)

The Museum’s first Choreographer-in-Residence, Peter DiMuro, has created a 45-minute guided tour for visitors. Along their journey through the Museum, visitors will experience a series of performance installations crafted for each of the large Palace galleries. The tour will culminate in the Courtyard, with a grand “chorus of Isabellas” composed of professional dancers and community members of all ages, dance backgrounds, and abilities.

Inspiration for the installations comes from the Collection and Isabella’s life and spirit, as well as from a century’s worth of human interaction with the objects and paintings: those who guard, those who dust, and those who cultivate the greenery and flora in the Courtyard. The installations are less chronological narratives and more collagist impressions.

The tours are free with Museum admission but require advance reservation.