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Dogs? Dragons? Some other kind of creature? These twin ornaments aren’t concerned with names—they’re too busy guarding the doorframe in the Worthington Street Lobby! Object: East Asian, Pair of Architectural Ornaments, mid 18th century, painted wood.
5 hours ago
...Tsurutontan (stylized as TsuruTonTan) is planning to open a new location in the Hotel Commonwealth (500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston). The company has a hearing with the Boston Licensing Board scheduled for July 25...
6 hours ago
#OnThisDay Isabella Stewart Gardner passed away in 1924, leaving a museum “for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.” Thank you Isabella for bringing wonder and joy to Boston.
23 hours ago
Nothing says summer quite like sunflower yellow walls! 🌻 The appropriately named Yellow Room showcases Isabella’s love of music, art, and her friendships with the creators in those fields.
31 hours ago
Where: Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
32 hours ago
The address for the proposed TsuruTonTan (and the Hotel Commonwealth) is 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215. The website for TsuruTonTan is at http://www.tsurutontan.com/
46 hours ago
Isabella studied in France, where she picked up this motto: Think much, speak little, write nothing. Share this quote with the Isabella in your life! Image: Martin Mower, Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917, oil.
2 days ago
Happy Birthday, Rembrandt! 🎂 Not only is this one of his first self portraits, but it’s also the piece that solidified Isabella’s decision to transform her private collection into a public museum. #HatsOffToYouRembrandt Image: Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-Portrait, Age 23, 1629, oil on oak panel.
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Isabella took care to exhibit the work of women artists in the contemporary galleries of her museum. This bust of Maria de Acosta Sargent by Anna Coleman Ladd is one such example! Object: Anna Coleman Ladd, Maria de Acosta Sargent, 1915, bronze.