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Joan Jonas at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

I Know Why They Left is a new series of drawings centered on the vast array of mythical and archetypal animals present in the Museum’s collection. Drawn from lace, stone, metal, wood, tapestries, and paintings, the animal figures allude to the importance of nature’s life-force and our disruptive human presence. Jonas’s ability to conjure at once wonder, fear, humor through poetic images is just one of the reasons why her work has a magical effect on us.

Join Joan Jonas in the Gardner Museum Living Room for a talk, followed by a signing of the artist's new book published in conjunction with her exhibition.