April 6: Re-enactment: Jessa Piaia as Isabella Stewart Gardner

  • Sunday, April 6: Re-enactment Performance, 2:30 pm: Jessa Piaia as Isabella Stewart Gardner

Character reenactor Jessa Piaia will present a dramatic portrayal of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) in “A Visit with Isabella Stewart Gardner: America’s First Patroness of the Arts”.  The drama is set in 1910, seven years after the opening of Fenway Court, the house-museum which Mrs. Gardner designed and built for her extensive art collection, and willed to the City of Boston upon her demise.  A recognized leader of Boston’s emerging salon scene, Mrs. Gardner, with characteristic verve and candor, relates episodes about her luminous circle of family and friends, relives journeys to exotic lands, and shares other potentially scandalous encounters.  The portrayal runs approximately 50 minutes in length, with an informal Q&A to follow.

Admission: $ 15 per person

 


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