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New Meetup: "Carnevale" / Gardner After Hours @ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 12:49 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: "Carnevale" / Gardner After Hours @ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

When: February 19,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Continuing the Isabella Stewart Gardner theme, let's go to this month's "Gardner After Hours" program, held on the third Thursday of every month from September to June from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Limited tickets at door. Box Office:[masked] 5156.

About "Carnevale":

"Venice is our inspiration tonight, with the architecture of the museum inspired by a Venetian palazzo, it?s time to celebrate Carnevale di Venezia! So put on a mask and transport yourself to Venice at the Gardner".

Courtyard Sounds: Enjoy ambient sounds from DJ Die Young as he spins live from the courtyard
Gallery Travels: Discover some of the many works of art in the museum with a Venetian connection.
Mask Making: Didn?t bring a mask? Stop by the Dutch Room and make one of your own (from 6 to 7 PM).
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 Caf?.

I would like to go to the concert After Hours Plus (Adults: $23 | Members: $15 | College Students: $10) which is showing Cirkestra at 7:00 pm: "Formed by former circus clown Peter Bufano, Cirkestra is made up of the best circus musicians in the United States. The troupe?s music is an eclectic mix of gypsy, jazz, tango, klezmer, and the ultimately creepy circus waltz". If people want, a sub-group can just choose to wander around and purchase just the (After Hours tickets: Members: free | Adults: $12 | College Students: $5).

Please indicate on the RSVP if you are thinking of the After Hours or After Hours Plus. Perhaps we can meet up for dinner at the Cafe after the concert? Feel free to create your own agenda, though! :)

I'll make sure to bring enough nametags for the entire group... Or at least the subset who RSVP "YES" by 4:30 pm the day of the event. This way we can mix and mingle, split up into smaller groups if we want. It's sometimes difficult to tell who is a Nerd and who is not... until someone gives an impromptu lecture on the history of Carnevale through the ages, and points out any possible omissions in the exhibits around us.

For a Menu, with prices for food, go to and select the appropriate link.


Public Transportation: Take the Green Line E train outbound or No. 39 bus to the Museum of Fine Arts stop. Cross Huntington Avenue on your right onto Louis Prang Street. Walk down Louis Prang Street for two blocks. The Museum is on the left.

Parking: To park at the Museum of Fine Arts garage or surface lot, turn off Huntington Avenue one block before Louis Prang onto Museum Road. The garage entrance is on the left side of the street and the surface lot entrance is on the right.

After Hours Blog:

Other Nerd Fun Events involving the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum:

* On Wednesday, January 21st we got to hear Anne Hawley -- director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum -- speak at 6:00 pm at the Boston Public Library as she talked about "The Next Gardner Museum". Let's explore the museum a few times after then to check out how it is now so we have something to compare when the changes happen.

Please Note: All people named "Isabella" get admission free forever!

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