Let’s pay our favorite museums a virtual visit. Join the Atlas Obscura team for an exploration of hidden gallery spaces, tours of the secret stories behind the art, and conversations with curators about their collections and how they’re coping with this uncertain time.
Tonight we’ll be discussing the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. And our guest expert will be Professor Erin Thompson.
Erin Thompson is America’s only full-time professor of art crime. She studies the damage done to humanity’s shared heritage through looting, theft, and the deliberate destruction of art. She has discussed art crime topics in, e.g., The New York Times, CNN, NPR, and the Freakonomics podcast, and has been invited to lecture at MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and Columbia. Her book, Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors, is now out from Yale University Press.
Kylie Holloway is a performer and live events producer who uses comedy to celebrate the forgotten women of history and artists you should know about. You can catch her work at Caveat or as a tour guide at museums across the country. Find her on twitter and Instagram @KylieHolloway_!
Zak Martellucci is a storyteller, science communicator and huge nerd who is currently the Operations Manager for Experiences at Atlas Obscura. Previously, he was a Senior Creative Consultant + Tour Guide at Museum Hack, where he specialized in creating unique, engaging, and educational adult museum experiences that attract and capture new audiences at museums around the world. He is also a host of VERSUS, a monthly interactive debate show at Caveat in NYC. Find him on Twitter @ZakMartellucci and Instagram @zzzzzzak!
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This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.
There are 275 spots available on this experience.