2023 Polly Thayer Starr Visiting Artist Series
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Polly Thayer Starr Visiting Artist Series invites local artists to design creative programming in response to the Museum’s vast collection and rotating exhibits. The program aims to uphold the values of education and community shared by both Isabella Stewart Gardner and her fellow artist friend Polly Thayer Starr.
As the 2023 visiting artist, I organized Book of Wanders, a drop-in book making and drawing workshop in response to the special exhibits Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer and Fellow Wanderer: Isabella’s Travel Albums. Each person put together their own accordion "travel" album which they filled with photos, drawings, and collages of works from the Gardner Museum.
Special thank you to Gabriella Melchiorri and her interns Heather and Brittany for their support, kindness, and creativity!