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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

When: November 17, 2017
Where: Boston, MA
Institution: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Facilitator: Doris Sommer

 

On Sunday, November 17th, Prof. Doris Sommer led an afternoon mini Pre-Texts workshop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston for museum staff and new Cultural Agents. As a celebration of the new “Henry James & The American Painting” exhibit, the group read the first two paragraphs of Henry James’ The Golden Bowl. A favorite activity of the day encouraged participants to embrace the gallery space as they traveled through the exhibit, searching for paintings that illustrated important elements of the text.

 

Learn more about the exhibit here: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/henry-james-american-painting