When: Thu., March 29, 7 p.m. 2012
Anne Hawley is the Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, where the Gardner serves as an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Housed in a 15th-century Venetian-style palace with three stories of galleries surrounding a courtyard garden, The Gardner Museum's preeminent collection contains more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts. Hawley visits the IMA to speak about an extension of the museum designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Renzo Piano, and the preservation of the historic tapestry room, unveiled in January 2012. Hawley speaks about the challenges and excitement of marrying historical integrity with modern form in museum architecture. Talk made possible by the Carl J. Weinhardt, Jr. Memorial Lecture Fund, in partnership with the IMA Alliance.