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Exhibition Lecture: From Saints to Celebrities- Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Relics of History
April 28, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT$5 – $15
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