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Explore the magical Isabella Stewart Gardner ...

Explore the magical Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and let the beauty of our lush courtyard warm you during the cold of winter. Awaken your senses today: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Explore the magical Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and let the beauty of our lush courtyard warm you during the cold of winter. Awaken your senses today: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y
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3 days ago

We are open and free today for the Martin Lut...

We are open and free today for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Carry on the legacy of #MLK.; join in community-building activities and performances with local luminaries committed to social justice and service. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2DjELVB

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    We are open and free today for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Carry on the legacy of #MLK.; join in community-building activities and performances with local luminaries committed to...
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4 days ago

4 days ago

5 days ago

The tropics have arrived, and we’re not just ...

The tropics have arrived, and we’re not just talking about the warm weather outside today! Beautiful orchids are starting to appear in the Gardner’s Courtyard, where they will keep us in the spring spirit through the winter months.

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    The tropics have arrived, and we're not just talking about the warm weather outside today! Beautiful orchids are starting to appear in the Gardner's Courtyard, where they will keep us in the spring...
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6 days ago

Henry James introduced Isabella Stewart Gardn...

Henry James introduced Isabella Stewart Gardner to painter John Singer Sargent in 1886, beginning a life-long friendship. Learn more about Henry James, Isabella, and their creative circle of friends in our exhibition Henry James and American Painting, on view through January 21: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Henry James introduced Isabella Stewart Gardner to painter John Singer Sargent in 1886, beginning a life-long friendship. Learn more about Henry James, Isabella, and their creative circle of friends...
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6 days ago

Happy birthday, John Singer Sargent! Sargent ...

Happy birthday, John Singer Sargent! Sargent and Isabella were close friends from their introduction in 1886 until her death in 1924. Sargent sometimes used the Gothic Room as a studio and Gardner ultimately owned over 60 works by Sargent (who in turn painted her three times!). #OnThisDay #JohnSingerSargent Image: John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), El Jaleo, 1882, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy birthday, John Singer Sargent! Sargent and Isabella were close friends from their introduction in 1886 until her death in 1924. Sargent sometimes used the Gothic Room as a studio and Gardner...
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6 days ago

Want to postpone your commute? Stop by the Ga...

Want to postpone your commute? Stop by the Gardner this evening to explore our flower-filled greenhouse and courtyard and art-filled galleries! We’re open until 9 pm every Thursday.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Want to postpone your commute? Stop by the Gardner this evening to explore our flower-filled greenhouse and courtyard and art-filled galleries! We're open until 9 pm every Thursday.
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Jan 11

Isabella Stewart Gardner's majordomo, Teobald...

Isabella Stewart Gardner's majordomo, Teobaldo Travi (known familiarly as "Bolgi") became known for the fanciful uniform designed for him by Joseph Lindon Smith. Here you can see a cartoon of Bolgi on the left and a photo of him in the Museum on the right.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella Stewart Gardner's majordomo, Teobaldo Travi (known familiarly as "Bolgi") became known for the fanciful uniform designed for him by Joseph Lindon Smith. Here you can see a cartoon of Bolgi...
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Jan 10

Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Victorian contempo...

Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Victorian contemporaries, the Spiritualists, and their interest in the supernatural and the afterlife may explain Isabella’s interest in this folding fan featuring a fortune teller. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CHmb6b

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella Stewart Gardner's Victorian contemporaries, the Spiritualists, and their interest in the supernatural and the afterlife may explain Isabella's interest in this folding fan featuring a...
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Jan 10

Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucc...

Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio this Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is free with Museum admission! http://bit.ly/2CJUCJH

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio this Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is free with Museum admission!...
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Jan 10

Join us January 18 for an amazing Third Thurs...

Join us January 18 for an amazing Third Thursdays event inspired by Isabella's creative social circles! Start 2018 with this evening of dance, spoken word, fashion, music, hands-on art-making, and more: http://bit.ly/2CXJa06

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join us January 18 for an amazing Third Thursdays event inspired by Isabella's creative social circles! Start 2018 with this evening of dance, spoken word, fashion, music, hands-on art-making, and...
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Jan 10

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Jan 09

Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition ...

Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition is just around the corner. To get ready, our curator worked for two days with a color printing specialist from Italy to critique, adjust, re-print, and proof the almost 200 stunning images in the exhibition catalog! #TransformationTuesday

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition is just around the corner. To get ready, our curator worked for two days with a color printing specialist from Italy to critique, adjust, re-print, and...
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Jan 09

  • An Exciting Journey to Spain

    Ms. Volcy is asking for $1468.24:
    My students need the opportunity to experience different cultures outside of the U.S. They will be able to visit Barcelona & Madrid and be able to study and view the rich culture of Spain.
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Jan 08

Ten large Flemish tapestries line the walls o...

Ten large Flemish tapestries line the walls of the Tapestry Room, depicting episodes from the lives of the ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great and the biblical patriarch Abraham. In her typical eclectic fashion, Isabella intermingled the two tapestry cycles and hung them in an order known only to her. You can tell the two cycles apart by looking at the top of each scene: the Abraham tapestries have a Latin inscription (shown at the center of this image), while the Cyrus tapestries do not (tapestry at left of image).

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Ten large Flemish tapestries line the walls of the Tapestry Room, depicting episodes from the lives of the ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great and the biblical patriarch Abraham. In her typical...
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Jan 07

Isabella loved the blue at the Bardini galler...

Isabella loved the blue at the Bardini gallery in Florence so much that she asked for the paint recipe! You can now see this color on several walls of the Museum.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella loved the blue at the Bardini gallery in Florence so much that she asked for the paint recipe! You can now see this color on several walls of the Museum.
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Jan 07

Jan 06

Isabella’s collection includes a large number...

Isabella’s collection includes a large number of sketches and etchings by artist and friend Anders Zorn. This etching, of President Grover Cleveland, can be found in the Short Gallery, while Zorn’s painting of Cleveland’s wife hangs downstairs in the Blue Room. Image: Anders Zorn (1860 - 1920), Grover Cleveland I, 1899, Etching.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella's collection includes a large number of sketches and etchings by artist and friend Anders Zorn. This etching, of President Grover Cleveland, can be found in the Short Gallery, while Zorn's...
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Jan 06

Jan 05

January may mean freezing temperatures outsid...

January may mean freezing temperatures outside, but inside the Gardner it means the start of tropical orchids in our greenhouse and courtyard. Drop by to soak up their sunny beauty this weekend.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    January may mean freezing temperatures outside, but inside the Gardner it means the start of tropical orchids in our greenhouse and courtyard. Drop by to soak up their sunny beauty this weekend.
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Jan 05

There are just a few more weeks to catch our ...

There are just a few more weeks to catch our amazing Henry James and American Painting exhibition! Learn about the friendship of Henry and Isabella and the creative social circle the two fostered: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    There are just a few more weeks to catch our amazing Henry James and American Painting exhibition! Learn about the friendship of Henry and Isabella and the creative social circle the two fostered:...
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Jan 04

We hope you stayed safe and warm during today...

We hope you stayed safe and warm during today's winter storm! The Gardner will re-open tomorrow, January 5, for regular business hours. Drop by to get a hint of spring during a chilly winter!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We hope you stayed safe and warm during today's winter storm! The Gardner will re-open tomorrow, January 5, for regular business hours. Drop by to get a hint of spring during a chilly winter!
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Jan 04

Isabella long coveted John Singer Sargent’s m...

Isabella long coveted John Singer Sargent’s masterpiece, El Jaleo, which she finally acquired in 1914. As a token of their friendship, the artist gave a sketchbook containing this and other studies for the work to Gardner in 1919. Image: John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), Study for El Jaleo: Dancer’s Head and Hand, 1881, Charcoal on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella long coveted John Singer Sargent's masterpiece, El Jaleo, which she finally acquired in 1914. As a token of their friendship, the artist gave a sketchbook containing this and other studies...
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Jan 04

Jan 03

The Gardner Museum will be closed Thursday, J...

The Gardner Museum will be closed Thursday, January 4, due to the winter storm. We hope to reopen Friday at 11 am. Stay warm and safe! Image: Childe Hassam, A New York Blizzard, about 1890. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CvTqgb

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Gardner Museum will be closed Thursday, January 4, due to the winter storm. We hope to reopen Friday at 11 am. Stay warm and safe! Image: Childe Hassam, A New York Blizzard, about 1890. Learn...
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Jan 03

This oil painting of Isabella was modeled on ...

This oil painting of Isabella was modeled on a photograph taken by Otto Rosenheim in 1906. It is one of several portraits of Isabella that can be found throughout the Museum. Can you name any others? Image: Martin Mower (1870 - 1960), Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917, oil on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This oil painting of Isabella was modeled on a photograph taken by Otto Rosenheim in 1906. It is one of several portraits of Isabella that can be found throughout the Museum. Can you name any others?...
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Jan 03

Kelleher Rose Garden Community Briefing

125 The Fenway

    Kelleher Rose Garden Community Briefing
    Please join us for a community briefing. We look forward to sharing the planned design approach.
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Jan 03

This Saturday, January 6, drop by the Ed Stud...

This Saturday, January 6, drop by the Ed Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity that will have you considering portraiture in a whole new light: http://bit.ly/2Cjed3a

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This Saturday, January 6, drop by the Ed Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity that will have you considering portraiture in a whole new light: http://bit.ly/2Cjed3a
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Jan 01

Best wishes for the new year from the Isabell...

Best wishes for the new year from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Best wishes for the new year from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum!
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Jan 01

The Museum is closed today, Monday, January 1...

The Museum is closed today, Monday, January 1 for the New Year's holiday. We are regularly closed on Tuesdays. Please visit us when we reopen at 11 am on Wednesday, January 3.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Museum is closed today, Monday, January 1 for the New Year's holiday. We are regularly closed on Tuesdays. Please visit us when we reopen at 11 am on Wednesday, January 3.
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Dec 31

Isabella Stewart met John L. “Jack” Gardner i...

Isabella Stewart met John L. “Jack” Gardner in 1858, while visiting his sister Julia, a friend of Isabella’s from her school days in Paris. Learn more about Isabella’s exceptional life: http://bit.ly/2BVBpEx

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella Stewart met John L. "Jack" Gardner in 1858, while visiting his sister Julia, a friend of Isabella's from her school days in Paris. Learn more about Isabella's exceptional life:...
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Dec 31

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