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Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems t...

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped domes, domed kiosks (chhatris), and arched entrances. The Bara Imambara in nearby Lucknow, a complex of structures built around 1784, with many gateways, courtyards, and monumental facades, may have been the source of the motif. Object: Unknown artist, Tray, about 1880, brass, tin, and lac.

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    Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped...
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On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director ...

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico’s San Marco altarpiece, revealing new insights into the friar-painter’s unorthodox workshop organization and remarkable technical accomplishments. Tickets available now: http://bit.ly/2Ezj8kK

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    On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico's San Marco altarpiece,...
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30 hours ago

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora ...

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!

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    Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!
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35 hours ago

Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner...

Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum’s Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB

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    Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum's Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB
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Presidents Day Weekend: A Chance to Explore the City

Fenway Park tours are daily on the hour from 11 am to 5 pm during the off-season. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under, and are available at the ballpark, 4 Yawkey Way. Purchase tickets and find directions here.

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The February Vacation Week Kickoff at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, is Monday, February 19, from 11 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for children 17 and under. Find more information and directions here. 

M.C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, through May 28. The museum is open Friday, February 16, from 10 am to...

    Presidents Day Weekend: A Chance to Explore the City | BU Today | Boston University
    Presidents Day marks the first three-day weekend of the spring term and since it starts school vacation week, several Boston museums and other venues are hosting free events. It offers a great chance to get out and explore the city, and there's a lot to see and do-from athletic events on campus to outdoor activities, movie screenings, and more.
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2 days ago

One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of...

One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli’s power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to the height of Florence’s golden age of the fifteenth century. Painting: Sandro Botticelli, The Tragedy of Lucretia, 1499-1500, tempera and oil on panel.

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    One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli's power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to...
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2 days ago

Did you know that free, hands-on art activiti...

Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during Saturday drop-in workshops. http://bit.ly/2sBp48c

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    Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum's rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during...
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2 days ago

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, ha...

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem “Stairway of Jade” on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura in the Blue Room with a hand-written label.

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    ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem "Stairway of Jade" on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura...
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2 days ago

Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? ...

Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard’s bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies. Enjoy a drink with friends, explore the galleries, or get messy with a hands-on horticulture project. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2nmCGim

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    Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard's bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies....
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Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth ex...

Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition opens February 22.✨ Explore the renowned Renaissance painter's talent for storytelling, his breathtaking use of color, and his master craftsmanship: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

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    Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition opens February 22.✨ Explore the renowned Renaissance painter's talent for storytelling, his breathtaking use of color, and his master...
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3 days ago

While our Open Studio runs every week, artist...

While our Open Studio runs every week, artist Stephen Hamilton’s work will only be around for two more Saturdays! 😱 Stop in February 17 to view Hamilton’s African deity-inspired work and create a portrait. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spw8ob

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    While our Open Studio runs every week, artist Stephen Hamilton's work will only be around for two more Saturdays! 😱 Stop in February 17 to view Hamilton's African deity-inspired work and create a...
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3 days ago

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Gardner Museum...

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Gardner Museum! ❤️ Take your date (or just yourself) out for a romantic stroll around the Courtyard and stop into Café G for a bite to eat. Wishing you all a lovely day. 💕 Painting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Love’s Greeting, about 1861, oil on panel.

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    Happy Valentine's Day from the Gardner Museum! ❤️ Take your date (or just yourself) out for a romantic stroll around the Courtyard and stop into Café G for a bite to eat. Wishing you all a lovely...
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3 days ago

Coming Attractions: February 14 through 27– What Will Light Your Fire

BU Cinemateque at 640 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA

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19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA

At the Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, through June 3

Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

An Education in Prudence by Stefan Lanfer. Directed by Pascale Florestal. Staged by the Open Theatre Project at St. John’s Church, 1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA, through February 24.

Nomad Americana by Kira Rockwell. Directed by Damon Krometis. Staged by Fresh Ink at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, through February 17.

...Bard and the human spirit, in the mode of Shakespeare in Love, perhaps. “Set in 1942 Providence, the play follows the women of the fictional Oberon Playhouse, who endeavor to continue with...

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange. Directed by Dayenne CB Walters. Staged by Praxis Stage at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA, February 15 through 26.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by A.Nora Long. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, February 23 through March 25.

Ripe Frenzy by Jennifer Barclay. Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. A New Rep co-production with the Boston Center for American Performance at Studio ONE, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, February 24 through March 11.

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At the First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

At Sanders Theatre/Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

At Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: February 14 through 27- What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film The MFA presents a new festival of recent films from Japan. The films with individual links are listed below. A complete overview of the schedule is here.
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4 days ago

#TransformationTuesday Keeping everything loo...

#TransformationTuesday Keeping everything looking 💯. Hydrated plants make for a lush and lavish courtyard.

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    TransformationTuesday Keeping everything looking 💯. Hydrated plants make for a lush and lavish courtyard.
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4 days ago

Public Improvement Commission Hearing

On a joint petition by BCH 819 Beacon Street LLC and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for the Abandonment of any and all rights...

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On a joint petition by 130 Northern Avenue LLC and 140 Northern Avenue LLC for the Abandonment of any and all rights to travel the public may have had on Pier 4 Place (private way open to public travel), South Boston, between Northern Avenue and Harbor Shore Drive. (NB 2/1/2018)

On a joint petition by 130 Northern Avenue LLC and 140 Northern Avenue LLC for the Abandonment of any and all rights to travel the public may have had on Pier 4 Place (private way open to public travel), South Boston, between Northern Avenue and Harbor Shore Drive. (NB 2/1/2018)

On a joint petition by 130 Northern Avenue LLC and 140 Northern Avenue LLC for the Layout Approval of a new private way (open to public travel) known as Pier 4 Boulevard, South Boston, between Northern Avenue and Harbor Shore Drive. (NB 2/1/2018)

As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Albany Street, 100 E Newton St, 650 Albany St, 609 Albany St, Boston, 1 sheet dated November, 2017.

As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Albany Street, 100 E Newton St, 650 Albany St, 609 Albany St, Boston, 1 sheet dated November, 2017.

As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Albany Street, 100 E Newton St, 650 Albany St, 609 Albany St, Boston, 1 sheet dated November, 2017.

As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Sidewalk Cafe, 370 Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay, 2 sheets dated February 5, 2018.

240 Devonshire Street, Federal Street, Winthrop Square; Boston Proper – Earth Retention License – On a joint petition by MCAF Winthrop LLC and the Boston Redevelopment Authority

450 Summer Street, C Street, D Street; South Boston – Discontinuance, Specific Repairs, Earth Retention License – On a set of joint petitions by OH NBH Owner LLC and the Massachusetts Port Authority

2451 Washington Street, Guild Row; Roxbury – Pedestrian Easement, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by 2451 Washington LLC

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    Public Improvement Commission Hearing
    The Boston Public Improvement Commission will be having a hearing on February 15 at 10:00 a.m. Public Hearing On a joint petition by BCH 819 Beacon Street LLC and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for the Abandonment of any and all rights to travel the public may have had on a portion of Munson Street (private way open to public travel), Boston Proper, from its southeasterly terminus to a point approximately 90 feet northwesterly.
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5 days ago

Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gar...

Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gardner Museum; even the smallest spaces have beauty to discover. This handsome carved screen can be found in the second floor passageway between galleries. 🔍

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    Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gardner Museum; even the smallest spaces have beauty to discover. This handsome carved screen can be found in the second floor passageway between galleries. 🔍
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5 days ago

On February 15, forget the winter weather and...

On February 15, forget the winter weather and step inside the warm galleries to reconnect with friends, listen to music, or get your hands dirty with a fun horticulture project during Third Thursdays: Garden Party. Get tickets: http://bit.ly/2nmCGim

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    On February 15, forget the winter weather and step inside the warm galleries to reconnect with friends, listen to music, or get your hands dirty with a fun horticulture project during Third...
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5 days ago

Kilachand Center’s New MRI Scanner Yields Outstanding Data

“Everything went swimmingly and the computers are churning away at the data,” says Perrachione, who was part of a small team of BU researchers who worked closely on the CNC with Payette, the Boston architectural firm that designed the Kilachand Center, at 610 Commonwealth Avenue.

    Kilachand Center MRI Scanner Yields Outstanding Data | BU Today | Boston University
    Neuroscientist Tyler Perrachione, who studies speech and language, is starting a new research project-decoding what the human brain is hearing when the person is listening to speech. The Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences assistant professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences recently walked out of his office, crossed Commonwealth Avenue, and entered the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering's Cognitive Neuroimaging Center (CNC).
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6 days ago

This photo dates back to 1903, the year that ...

This photo dates back to 1903, the year that the Gardner Museum first opened. Even over a hundred years ago, the palace was as lush and vibrant as it is today. When was the first time you visited the Courtyard?

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    This photo dates back to 1903, the year that the Gardner Museum first opened. Even over a hundred years ago, the palace was as lush and vibrant as it is today. When was the first time you visited the...
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Feb 10

Though white and grey dominate Boston’s Febru...

Though white and grey dominate Boston’s February landscape, Dodge MacKnight chose to paint this winter scene of Cape Cod in vivid orchid and plum. Painting: Dodge MacKnight, A Road in Winter, Cape Cod, 1901-1904, watercolor on paper.

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    Though white and grey dominate Boston's February landscape, Dodge MacKnight chose to paint this winter scene of Cape Cod in vivid orchid and plum. Painting: Dodge MacKnight, A Road in Winter, Cape...
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Feb 09

The Gardner Museum is joining the #SucculentS...

The Gardner Museum is joining the #SucculentSquad 💚 Called “Donkey’s Tail” or “Burro’s Tail,” this beautiful plant is one of many in our greenhouse.

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    The Gardner Museum is joining the #SucculentSquad 💚 Called "Donkey's Tail" or "Burro's Tail," this beautiful plant is one of many in our greenhouse.
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Feb 09

COM Alums LaunchAuspicious Phoenix Productions

...work tonight, Friday, February 9, at 7 pm, at the College of Communication, Room 101, 640 Commonwealth Ave. The event, part of the BU Cinemathèque series, is free and open to the...

    COM Alums LaunchAuspicious Phoenix Productions | BU Today | Boston University
    Auspicious Phoenix Productions was started by three BU alums The studio-based entertainment company has made seven films since its 2015 launch The filmmakers will screen five shorts at tonight's Cinemathèque Independent filmmakers face not only the hurdles all directors do-casting, location scouting, and shooting schedules, to name a few-but also the pressing issue of how to finance their films. Without a studio to underwrite the costs, getting a film made is often a Herculean task.
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Feb 08

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only gets...

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only gets more beautiful as the sun goes down! Visit us tonight for and stargaze by the courtyard. Night owls welcome until 9 pm on Thursdays. 🌙

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    The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only gets more beautiful as the sun goes down! Visit us tonight for and stargaze by the courtyard. Night owls welcome until 9 pm on Thursdays. 🌙
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Feb 08

Our exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth...

Our exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, opens February 22! Four of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries will be reunited at the Gardner Museum for the first time! Join us in exploring the Renaissance master‘s ground-breaking narrative art, peerless creativity, and craftsmanship. Info here: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

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    Our exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, opens February 22! Four of Fra Angelico's reliquaries will be reunited at the Gardner Museum for the first time! Join us in exploring the Renaissance...
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Feb 08

#ThrowbackThursday to when Artist-in-Residenc...

#ThrowbackThursday to when Artist-in-Residence Laura Anderson Barbata used the Gardner Museum’s Raphael Room as inspiration for the crimson costumes adorning Brooklyn Jumbies stilt-walkers in her work Intervention: Raphael Red. See the costumes and watch the Jumbies stilt walk: http://bit.ly/2sgkHiv

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    ThrowbackThursday to when Artist-in-Residence Laura Anderson Barbata used the Gardner Museum's Raphael Room as inspiration for the crimson costumes adorning Brooklyn Jumbies stilt-walkers in her...
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