https://tnew.gardnermuseum.org/31844/32158 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Art, Date Idea, History
FREE FIRST THURSDAYS: DECEMBER
SNEAKER THERAPY: PROCESS, REFLECT, HEAL
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2023 3 - 9 PM
Join us on the first Thursday of every month for an exciting evening of discovery and community. Museum admission is free from 3 pm through 9 pm and programs kick off at 5 pm. Explore the magic of the Museum’s gardens and galleries at night and stop by Café G for dinner and drinks.
Come celebrate a night in honor of self expression and healing and explore the galleries after hours with programs promoting joy, mental health advocacy, and community. Enjoy the sounds of DJ KNSZWRTH, a special installation in the studio featuring the extensive sneaker collection of Actor & Luminary Keith Mascoll, spotlight talks, and a powerful conversation with artists and sneakerheads in connection with themes of our special exhibition Inventing Isabella. The Living Room Bar and Café G are open late.
Keith Mascoll is an actor & artist who uses his unique and innovative style of Black storytelling about trauma in creating spaces for male healing through art. Keith is founder of the Triggered Project, Co-host of The Living a Triggered Life Podcast, and a Neighborhood Salon Luminary at the Gardner Museum. Read more and watch his 2019 Luminary Lens project.
Sneaker Therapy Art Installation | 5 - 8 PM
Bertucci Education Studio
Explore a glimpse into the sneaker collection and work of Luminary and Founder of The Triggered Project, Keith Mascoll in the Studio. Visitors are invited to learn more about Keith's roots in sneaker culture, the development of creation of Sneaker Therapy Monologue Art Project, and Keith’s journey in finding a spiritual grounding through sneaker fashioning and his resilient mental health advocacy with kids and men of color.
DJ KNSZWRTH | 5:30 - 6:30 PM and 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Get your vibe on in the palace with Boston-based DJ KNSZWRTH.
Sneaker Therapy Screening & Conversation with Q&A | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Join artists and sneakerheads Keith Mascoll, Frank “The Butcher” Rivera, Sean Scales and Trevis Brooks as they discuss the role of sneakers in support of mental health in BIPOC communities. We will begin the program with a short Documentary created by Keith, as he shares the origins of Sneaker Therapy and how sneakers became a source of healing.