February 7, 2019: Got plans for tonight?

THURSDAY 2/7/2019

Sure, it's a dreary New England day, but the Isabella Stewart Gardner has an eclectic evening planned with a live performance John Cage's "Lecture on Nothing." some hip happenings tonight to shake those winter doldrums!

The Museum's Visiting Curator of Performing Arts, Helga Davis, will present her friend and mentor, Robert Wilson, in an exciting evening of performance and music. Wilson—a seminal voice in fine art, theater, and architecture—brings with him vivid memories of a visit to the Gardner Museum in his youth. 

Wilson will perform an intimate, stripped-down version of his production of John Cage's "Lecture on Nothing," a piece which, as a young man, he saw Cage deliver. Struck by Cage's performance, this groundbreaking artist began to refine the lens through which he viewed himself as a performer and maker of theater. This is a rare opportunity to see Wilson up close and celebrate his many decades in the world of art. 

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