Anders Zorn, Mrs. Gardner in Venice, 1894, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Exhibitions

Step Into Art programs culminate in festive exhibitions, where students enjoy the pride of sharing their creative work with the community. Our sixth-grade exhibition with Mother Caroline Academy traditionally takes place each winter in a beautiful gallery at Harvard University. Our third-grade exhibitions are held throughout the year at schools all over Boston. We also have a special third-grade exhibition at the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library, showcasing the creative work of children from Lee Academy Pilot School. The students’ self-portraits and poetry light up the library’s Children’s Room all year long.

We look forward to sharing future in-person exhibition events once schools, galleries, and libraries fully reopen and we can all safely gather together again. In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy the glimpses of student learning and creativity showcased in the exhibition materials below. These reflect the incredible work that students did during the 2020-2021 school year, when Step Into Art programs were reimagined for virtual learning.  With Mother Caroline Academy, we launched our first-ever virtual exhibition, which we invite you to explore here. With our partners at Lee Academy, we are proud to share the self-portraits that students created in our newly-developed program inspired by contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley. Now, as always, Step Into Art with us!

STEP INTO ART WITH MOTHER CAROLINE ACADEMY 6TH GRADERS:  A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Step Into Art with Mother Caroline Academy Sixth-Grade Students, Virtual Exhibition 2021

STEP INTO ART WITH LEE ACADEMY 3RD GRADERS:  SELF-PORTRAITS & POETRY INSPIRED BY KEHINDE WILEY

“When I step into the courtyard of the Gardner Museum, I feel like it’s a palace of my own.”