13 hours ago

Isabella loved music from around the world an...

Isabella loved music from around the world and within the United States. Her book by musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel is one of the first academic examinations of African American music produced in the 20th century! Object: Henry Edward Krehbiel, Afro-American Folk Songs, 1914, printed ink on paper.

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    Isabella loved music from around the world and within the United States. Her book by musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel is one of the first academic examinations of African American music produced in...
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15 hours ago

Saturday, July 7, 11:00 am – Growing Fresh Culinary Herbs

It’s easy to grow your own culinary herbs! Fresh and nutritious herbs are a healthy and fun way to liven up any meal. This Cambridge Center for Adult Education class on Saturday, July 7 at 11 am will focus on the most common herbs used in cooking. Whether you have a garden or a windowsill for containers, you’ll be able to plant, grow, and harvest your very own herbs. Handouts will include information on herbs and growing instructions. Instructor: Iris Weaver. The class will take place at 42 Brattle Street in Cambridge, and is $50. Register online at http://learn.ccae.org/modules/shop/index.html?action=courseBrowse&TagID=254

    Saturday, July 7, 11:00 am - Growing Fresh Culinary Herbs
    It's easy to grow your own culinary herbs! Fresh and nutritious herbs are a healthy and fun way to liven up any meal. This Cambridge Center for Adult Education class on Saturday, July 7 at 11 am will focus on the most common herbs used in cooking.
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15 hours ago

Thursday, July 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Nantucket Open Day

The Garden Conservancy announces Nantucket Open Day on Thursday, July 12 from 10 – 4. Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.

    Thursday, July 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Nantucket Open Day
    The Garden Conservancy announces Nantucket Open Day on Thursday, July 12 from 10 - 4. Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance. A must - visit is Blueberry Hill. An oak forest and tupelo grove protect the house and garden from ocean winds.
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28 hours ago

It pays to have artists for friends! The lady...

It pays to have artists for friends! The lady on the left is a sketch depicting Isabella as a Madonna of Charity, illustrated by artist and close friend, Anders Zorn. To the right is a photo of the Palazzo Barbaro, her summer home in Venice that sits along the Grand Canal.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It pays to have artists for friends! The lady on the left is a sketch depicting Isabella as a Madonna of Charity, illustrated by artist and close friend, Anders Zorn. To the right is a photo of the...
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29 hours ago

Sound your horns for the lovely Angel’s Trump...

Sound your horns for the lovely Angel’s Trumpet! 🎺 This sculptural bloom has a powerful fragrance and vibrant color that attracts everyone around it. Visit our on-site Greenhouse to experience these beauties.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Sound your horns for the lovely Angel's Trumpet! 🎺 This sculptural bloom has a powerful fragrance and vibrant color that attracts everyone around it. Visit our on-site Greenhouse to experience these...
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35 hours ago

#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on t...

#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure’s dress? Those aren’t ancient sequins—they’re actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced infrared luminescence. The special light makes the blue appear bright white!

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    FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure's dress? Those aren't ancient sequins-they're actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced...
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39 hours ago

Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Society East Falmouth Garden Tour

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to a Garden for All Seasons. Featured in Fine Gardening magazine last year, this property was chosen for its skill in making a mere half acre feel much larger. Winding garden paths lead the visitor through surprising vistas and vignettes. Espaliered pear and dogwood trees and archways of beeches and hydrangeas are some of the many features to be discovered in this 34 year old garden created by the homeowners / professional horticulturists. More than 30 hydrangea cultivars are integrated into the mixed borders. Yearly changes make this garden well worth a return trip. Open: Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10 – 4. The proceeds from this garden tour will benefit the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine. Pay cash at the door. For more information visit http://www.thecapecodhydrangeasociety.org/

    Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Society East Falmouth Garden Tour
    The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to a Garden for All Seasons. Featured in Fine Gardening magazine last year, this property was chosen for its skill in making a mere half acre feel much larger. Winding garden paths lead the visitor through surprising vistas and vignettes.
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39 hours ago

Wednesdays, July 11 – July 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Art of Planting Design

In this three-session Massachusetts Horticultural Society tutorial course, Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage. You’ll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost for sun and shade.

    Wednesdays, July 11 - July 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - The Art of Planting Design
    In this three-session Massachusetts Horticultural Society tutorial course, Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage. You'll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost for sun and shade.
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46 hours ago

2 days ago

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the w...

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, “The Taj perfect—a pearl.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, "The Taj perfect-a pearl."
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2 days ago

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solst...

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining night. Skip the line and buy your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2sVAWiY

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining...
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2 days ago

Deek Diedricksen Tiny House Raffle

What would you do with a tiny house? Purchase a raffle ticket today ($15) from the Fuller Craft Museum and enter to win your very own Tiny House. In the spirit of play and in collaboration with HGTV host Deek Diedricksen, Fuller Craft Museum presents a chance to win your very own Tiny House. The house will be on view for the duration of Diedricksen’s installation FORTitude and the upcoming Playtime in the Making exhibition at the Museum, which is located at 455 Oak Street in Brockton. The raffle drawing will take place on Friday, August 24, 2018. Once you purchase your ticket online, you will not receive a physical ticket, but a ticket in your name will be submitted to our fishbowl for the official drawing. Our lucky winner will be able to take home their Tiny house at the end of the exhibition on September 16.

    Deek Diedricksen Tiny House Raffle
    What would you do with a tiny house? Purchase a raffle ticket today ($15) from the Fuller Craft Museum and enter to win your very own Tiny House. In the spirit of play and in collaboration with HGTV host Deek Diedricksen, Fuller Craft Museum presents a chance to win your very own Tiny House.
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2 days ago

Thursday, July 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Opening Night Party

Join gardeners, nonprofits and organizers of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival on Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Cape Cod Beer for a celebratory opening night party. Come out and try Cape Cod Beer Hydrangea Cocktail. Free to attend. Open to public. Cape Cod Beer is located at 1336 Phinneys Lane in Hyannis. Image courtesy of Yankee Magazine.

    Thursday, July 5, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Opening Night Party
    Join gardeners, nonprofits and organizers of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival on Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 at Cape Cod Beer for a celebratory opening night party. Come out and try Cape Cod Beer Hydrangea Cocktail. Free to attend. Open to public. Cape Cod Beer is located at 1336 Phinneys Lane in Hyannis.
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2 days ago

3 days ago

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesso...

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music Lesson (detail), about 1668, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music...
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3 days ago

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spann...

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you’ll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your inner artist. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2JDbZ6j

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Once you've seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you'll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your...
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3 days ago

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for...

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for yourself? Here's what the Boston Globe had to say! Our “cosmic” 3D video installation feels, “like you’re looking at the afterlife.” Read on and visit us today: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    At the Gardner, death gets a new lease on life - The Boston Globe
    The Queen of Spain loved it. Napoleon Bonaparte nearly stole it. Pope Pius VII rescued it. And, when it went up for sale in 1897, near its 1,672nd birthday, Isabella Stewart Gardner had to have it.
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3 days ago

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your calendars for this exciting night: http://bit.ly/2JlFjdc

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    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your...
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3 days ago

Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Eastham Garden Tour

The Eastham Garden Tour drew huge crowds at last year’s Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. This year five unique Eastham gardens will be open on Tuesday, July 10th, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, go to http://EasthamGardenTour.org or contact the Eastham Library, (508) 240-5950.

    Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Eastham Garden Tour
    The Eastham Garden Tour drew huge crowds at last year's Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. This year five unique Eastham gardens will be open on Tuesday, July 10th, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, go to http://EasthamGardenTour.org or contact the Eastham Library, (508) 240-5950. $5 single entry tickets sold at gardens on tour days.
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3 days ago

Tuesdays, July 10 & 17, 10:30 pm – 12:00 noon – The Great Outdoors

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to join adjunct instructor Martha Wright to reflect in the Japanese garden, tour sculpture on MFA lawns, and savor the sunshine in landscapes in the galleries.  The two session Looking Together event will take place Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 17 from 10:30 – 12. Meet at the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center.  $64 for MFA members, $80 for nonmembers. Tickets required. Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the first session; individual sessions are not available. You may purchase tickets online at www.mfa.org. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk .

    Tuesdays, July 10 & 17, 10:30 pm - 12:00 noon - The Great Outdoors
    The Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to join adjunct instructor Martha Wright to reflect in the Japanese garden, tour sculpture on MFA lawns, and savor the sunshine in landscapes in the galleries. The two session Looking Together event will take place Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 17 from 10:30 - 12.
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4 days ago

Can you tell we’re only halfway through clean...

Can you tell we’re only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery! Object: Imitator of Antonio Rossellino, Virgin and Child, before 1888, marble.

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    Can you tell we're only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery!...
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4 days ago

Friday, June 29, 5:00 pm – Cocktails in Great Gardens – Kinderhook, New York

Berkshire Botanical Garden again hosts its Cocktails in Great Gardens series, and on Friday, June 29 at 5 pm, they will be in a private garden in Kinderhook, New York. An allée of mature maple trees welcomes you to the home and gardens at this lovely Kinderhook, New York property. The main garden was conceived as a contained counterpoint to the surrounding farmland with a series of spaces, each with its own character. A kitchen garden of boxwood parterres and espaliered pears is planted with summer vegetables and herbs; the main lawn is enclosed by a boxwood and hornbeam hedge with a visual break revealing a view to the pond, fields, and mountains beyond.

    Friday, June 29, 5:00 pm - Cocktails in Great Gardens - Kinderhook, New York
    Berkshire Botanical Garden again hosts its Cocktails in Great Gardens series, and on Friday, June 29 at 5 pm, they will be in a private garden in Kinderhook, New York. An allée of mature maple trees welcomes you to the home and gardens at this lovely Kinderhook, New York property.
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4 days ago

Thursday, June 28, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Plant Hunters: Lions and Tigers and …Xenophobic Tibetan Lamas? Oh My!

Have you ever wondered how the Douglas Fir got its name? Or how the tree’s namesake met his end by a wild bull in Hawaii? Join Steve Jackson, Mount Auburn’s Plant Records & GIS Manager, for an early evening stroll through the cemetery (580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge) to hear the stories of the plant hunters who often risked their lives to bring us the plants we have in Mount Auburn’s landscape. The walk will take place Thursday, June 28 at 5:30, and is $7 for Friends of Mount Auburn, $12 for general public. Register at http://mountauburn.org/event/plant-hunters-lions-and-tigers-andxenophobic-tibetan-lamas-oh-my/

    Thursday, June 28, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Plant Hunters: Lions and Tigers and ...Xenophobic Tibetan Lamas? Oh My!
    Have you ever wondered how the Douglas Fir got its name? Or how the tree's namesake met his end by a wild bull in Hawaii? Join Steve Jackson, Mount Auburn's Plant Records & GIS Manager, for an early evening stroll through the cemetery (580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge) to hear the stories of the plant hunters who often risked their lives to bring us the plants we have in Mount Auburn's landscape.
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4 days ago

5 days ago

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a...

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella’s best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see performances in the old Music Room!

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    Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella's best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see...
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5 days ago

Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – A Summer Party

The Friends of the Public Garden will hold its annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 – 8 on the Roof at Taj Boston, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company.  Visit http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/2018/06/05/2018summerparty/ for ticket information.  The event sells out, so act now!

    Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - A Summer Party
    The Friends of the Public Garden will hold its annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 - 8 on the Roof at Taj Boston, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company. Visit http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/2018/06/05/2018summerparty/ for ticket information. The event sells out, so act now!
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5 days ago

Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Tree Health Assessment

Jerry Bond, Urban Forestry Consultant, Urban Forest Analytics LLC, will lead Arnold Arboretum attendees through a new field protocol for obtaining quick and reliable estimates of tree health, a critical component of tree condition. He will introduce his process of observation, with emphasis on producing repeatable and useful results. After practicing techniques in the field, he will present the way field observations can be interpreted and transformed into reliable information for communicating to clients. Jerry will also stress understanding the limits of observation in order to guard against making assumptions. A second outdoor session will test real-world application of these methods. He will explain the biological foundation for his field protocol and end the program with the day-to-day utility of this approach within various work contexts. This class is based on the book, Urban Tree Health: A Practical and Precise Estimation Method, by Jerry Bond, published in 2012. Lunch will be provided. $150.

    Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Tree Health Assessment
    Jerry Bond, Urban Forestry Consultant, Urban Forest Analytics LLC, will lead Arnold Arboretum attendees through a new field protocol for obtaining quick and reliable estimates of tree health, a critical component of tree condition. He will introduce his process of observation, with emphasis on producing repeatable and useful results.
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5 days ago

6 days ago

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the cons...

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀
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