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Join us on the longest night of the year for an evening of warmth and connection! Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and illuminating conversations.
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On the longest night of the year, we partner with our friends at Transformative Culture Project for an evening of warmth and connection. Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and illuminating conversations. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of the Museum at night. This lively, social evening features music, creative collaborators, a cash bar, playful gallery activities, and hands-on art making.
Our holiday courtyard has arrived! For a few weeks in December and January each year the Gardner Museum horticulture team decks the courtyard garden with flowering jade, silver curry, green aloe, and dark red amaryllis.
Drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 9 for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired by them. Explore the activity: http://bit.ly/2j0qm8P
This zygopetlum hybrid orchid, which appears in the courtyard in late fall/early winter, fills the palace with its bright, unique scent.
Isabella Stewart Gardner first met James McNeill Whistler at a party she attended with Henry James. Several years later she visited Whistler in his studio in London, where he made this quick pastel portrait of her. Learn more about Isabella’s artistic circle in our Henry James and American Painting exhibition: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella Image: James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903), The Little Note in Yellow and Gold, 1886, chalk and pastel on brown paper.
Once Isabella purchased The Annunciation, the next challenge was to get it out of Italy at a time when Italy was not too keen on Italian paintings being bought by foreign collectors. Isabella's art dealers the Berensons settled on a daring plan involving a trunk with a false bottom, an art dealer disguised as a travelling salesman, and some dolls! Image: Piermatteo D’Amelia (about 1450 - 1508), The Annunciation, about 1487, tempera on panel. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2AeMUcn
On Saturday, December 2, drop by the studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm to participate in a portrait-themed project: http://bit.ly/2nilrl1
On Thursday, December 7, The Gardner's resident chamber orchestra presents The A Far Cry Challenge. Much loved by @A Far Cry these works can be a challenge to audiences. Will you accept the challenge? Learn More: http://bit.ly/2ndj7vs
The Gardner’s Holiday Table is back! Our team is busy laying out china and crystal in the Tapestry Room. This fanciful recreation of Isabella’s holiday table will be on view from November 29 - January 8. #TransformationTuesday
There are still tickets left for our November 30 musical evening, Cabaret: Picturing Women. The night will feature music by Stephen Sondheim, Rufus Wainwright, Dolly Parton, and Cole Porter. Don’t miss it! http://bit.ly/2mOgdwN
With large windows looking out into the exterior Monk’s Garden and abundance of natural light, the Chinese Loggia on the first floor of the Museum connects the Gardner’s lush central courtyard with the natural world outside.
Are you a Gardner member? Members always receive 10% off purchases at our gift shop, and from December 2 - 17 we celebrate Member Shopping Days, when members double their discount for a total of 20% off all merchandise! Learn More: http://bit.ly/2ndCswG
Surprising things can be founds on the walls of the Gardner Museum. On the left you can see rose pickers in the Worthington Street Entrance. On the right is an advertisement for rose pickers from Isabella Stewart Gardner's era, showing a woman using one.