ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER AND THE RELICS OF HISTORY
Isabella Stewart Gardner collected objects of meaning from high to low, from the reliquary of The Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin by Fra Angelico to a cigarette butt discarded by Johannes Brahms. Join us for a conversation exploring relic collecting, from sacred to secular, from the Renaissance to the Gilded Age.
Nathaniel Silver, Associate Curator, Gardner Museum
Casey Riley, Assistant Curator, The Boston Athenaeum
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.