Announcing Opening Date and Programming

The new Renzo Piano-designed wing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open to the public for the first time on Thursday, January 19th, 2012. Beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, the Grand Opening in January honors the museum's founder Isabella Gardner, who originally unveiled the Gardner to the public on January 1st, 1903. Among the new wing's inaugural programming highlights are contemporary exhibitions in the new Special Exhibition Gallery (clad in copper panels and visible at top, left of this photo), as well as in the historic building, and an expanded concert series showcasing three new works commissioned in honor of the new Calderwood Performance Hall.

Visit the online press area to read more about the new wing’s Grand Opening and inaugural season programming highlights: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/about/press/new_building_project.

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