Welcome aboard: 

TWC is throwing its second museum takeover at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on October 17th to allow art to be experienced the way it was originally intended: A museum full of gays sipping cocktails while staring at the art and fellow patrons with equal amounts of passion.

On the third Thursday of each month, ISGM holds their After Hours event that comes stocked with a full lineup of talks and performances, a scavenger hunt, studio arts activities and two cash bars. And for those of you already well versed in the controversial life of Isabella, you know that some of her closest friends were likely of the homosexual persuasion. How fitting then, that we takeover this one night and make it ours. Mrs. Gardner can finally rest easy. The gays are coming en masse.

Last year nearly 300 TWC members showed up to the Museum Takeover. Here's a glimpse of what it looked like. And for those of you who were in attendance, we have confirmation that there will be a second bar available to all of us.

TWC members also get a discount (tix are normally $15). Because you're agayzing. 

The Evening Schedule:

Play with portraits as the museum glows with music, conversation, and artful experiences.

SHORT AND SWEET – 15 Minute Talks
Gardner 101: Saint Michael - 6:30 & 7:30 PM
PALACE – Tapestry Room, second floor
Join Gardner staffer Courtney Allen for an introduction to Mrs. Gardner, her collection, and the museum today.

Portrait Talk: Queen Mary - 7 & 8 PM
PALACE – Dutch Room, second floor
Chat with Meghan Quigley, education intern, about the fierce Mary I, Queen of England.

5:30-9pm Monks Garden by Moonlight (WEATHER PERMITTING)
OUTSIDE – Monks Garden
As Isabella Stewart Gardner wrote in 1908, “I don’t have time to read, because I trot about with the gardeners. And the little monk’s garden at Fenway Court is very dear too.” Trot about and explore the newly redesigned garden.

5:30-9pm  Cash Bar
PALACE - Spanish Cloister, first floor
Courtyard Bar, Specialty Drink: The Gondolier
Try this ginger sparkling wine cocktail, or stick with the standards: beer, wine & sparkling water.

6-8:30pm  Sketched Out
PALACE - Tapestry Room
A sketchy, visual twist on the classic game of telephone.

6-8:30pm  Studio Artivity - Frame Yourself
NEW WING - Education Studio, first floor
Ready for your portrait? Craft a unique pair of sunglasses and dazzle the camera.

6-8:30pm  Gallery Game - Face Time
PALACE - Throughout the galleries
A picturesque romp through the collection. Pick up your game booklet by the Courtyard.


Have questions? Email Ashley (click here) and ask her anything.   

Purchase Tickets: 

Eventbrite - The ISGM Takeover