Anne Hawley of the Gardner Museum made her announcement Wednesday, just weeks after Thomas Lentz said he's leaving the Harvard Art Museums. Malcolm Rogers announced his forthcoming retirement from the MFA last year.
"It's a hectic world out there, but the Gardner has always been a place of sanctuary for real-time visitors," says the Gardner's web manager, Andrew Keys. "We’d like to be a spiritual oasis for those who visit virtually."
Starting Thursday, Stir will expose audiences to the "wild and exploratory side" of contemporary music and performance art every month inside the Calderwood Hall, featuring new works and world premieres by Gardner favorites.