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.

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    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

Blizzard to Close Boston University on Thursday

...facility should park in one of the following facilities (this includes departmental vehicles): Langsam garage; 575 Commonwealth Avenue garage; and 730 Commonwealth Avenue garage. These covered parking facilities will remain open throughout the...

...of the following facilities (this includes departmental vehicles): Langsam garage; 575 Commonwealth Avenue garage; and 730 Commonwealth Avenue garage. These covered parking facilities will remain open throughout the storm. Once the campus has...

    Blizzard to Close Charles River Campus on Thursday | BU Today | Boston University
    With the first major winter storm of the season forecast to bring up to 12 inches of snow to Boston, University administrators have decided to close the Charles River Campus on Thursday, January 4. All scheduled academic and administrative activities (i.e. classes, seminars, and meetings) have been canceled.
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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 30

In March of 1927, Charlie Chaplin visited the...

In March of 1927, Charlie Chaplin visited the Gardner Museum. When he signed the Museum’s guest book he included this charming sketch of himself!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    In March of 1927, Charlie Chaplin visited the Gardner Museum. When he signed the Museum's guest book he included this charming sketch of himself!
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Dec 29

The Gardner’s stunning holiday courtyard disp...

The Gardner’s stunning holiday courtyard display only lasts until early January. Be sure to drop by and see the vibrant red amaryllis while they’re here!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Gardner's stunning holiday courtyard display only lasts until early January. Be sure to drop by and see the vibrant red amaryllis while they're here!
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Dec 29

One of the amazing things about Isabella’s mu...

One of the amazing things about Isabella’s museum is that the wall fabrics, floors, and doors are just as much a part of the art experience as the paintings and objects Gardner collected. This walnut and iron door and frame from 16th century Florence provides a fitting entryway to the Early Italian Room.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    One of the amazing things about Isabella's museum is that the wall fabrics, floors, and doors are just as much a part of the art experience as the paintings and objects Gardner collected. This walnut...
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Dec 29

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum updated their...

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts. 58,981 likes · 1,245 talking about this · 70,814 were here. Modeled after a Venetian palazzo, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston...
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Dec 29

The friendship of Isabella Stewart Gardner an...

The friendship of Isabella Stewart Gardner and Henry James resulted in inspiration for many artists and writers. Learn more about Isabella’s artistic circle in our Henry James & American Painting exhibition: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The friendship of Isabella Stewart Gardner and Henry James resulted in inspiration for many artists and writers. Learn more about Isabella's artistic circle in our Henry James & American Painting...
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Dec 29

It’s the final day of School Vacation Week! S...

It’s the final day of School Vacation Week! Stop by to experience hands-on art projects, yogic movement, and the Gregory Groover Jr. Jazz Trio in our courtyard: http://bit.ly/2Cj3tEV

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's the final day of School Vacation Week! Stop by to experience hands-on art projects, yogic movement, and the Gregory Groover Jr. Jazz Trio in our courtyard: http://bit.ly/2Cj3tEV
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Dec 29

Dec 27

Giovanni di Paolo excelled at narrative subje...

Giovanni di Paolo excelled at narrative subjects, and this painting is one of his finest surviving examples. Isabella prized early Renaissance paintings from Siena for their exquisite details and jewel-like finishes. When Berenson recommended this one, he observed that Giovanni di Paolo is “all the rage now because the collectors not only of paintings, but of objets d’art are after him, and paying long prices for him.” Image: Giovanni di Paolo (1398 - 1482), Christ Disputing in the Temple, about 1450 - 1459, Tempera on canvas on a modern panel.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Giovanni di Paolo excelled at narrative subjects, and this painting is one of his finest surviving examples. Isabella prized early Renaissance paintings from Siena for their exquisite details and...
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Dec 27

On Saturday, December 30, drop by the Educati...

On Saturday, December 30, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired by them: http://bit.ly/2BJYs4W

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On Saturday, December 30, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired...
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Dec 27

It’s School Vacation Week at the Gardner! Dro...

It’s School Vacation Week at the Gardner! Drop by anytime today through Friday for fun activities throughout the Museum such as printmaking, yoga, and music performances. Patrons under 18 get free admission! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2AZQjsE Sponsored by JetBlue

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's School Vacation Week at the Gardner! Drop by anytime today through Friday for fun activities throughout the Museum such as printmaking, yoga, and music performances. Patrons under 18 get free...
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Dec 26

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Dec 24

Isabella was a notorious bibliophile and many...

Isabella was a notorious bibliophile and many of the books she collected are found throughout her Museum’s collection. For example, there is a copy of Dickens' Christmas Carol in the Long Gallery’s Presidents and Statesmen case. This receipt from our archives shows that it was purchased on December 19, 1921 from Charles E. Lauriat bookstore!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella was a notorious bibliophile and many of the books she collected are found throughout her Museum's collection. For example, there is a copy of Dickens' Christmas Carol in the Long Gallery's...
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Dec 24

The Museum is closed starting at 3 pm today, ...

The Museum is closed starting at 3 pm today, Sunday, December 24 for the Christmas holiday. The final admission to the Museum will be at 2:30 pm.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Museum is closed starting at 3 pm today, Sunday, December 24 for the Christmas holiday. The final admission to the Museum will be at 2:30 pm.
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Dec 24

Dec 23

Horus was an ancient Egyptian god who appeare...

Horus was an ancient Egyptian god who appeared as a falcon and whose eyes were believed to represent the sun and the moon. Between 1874 and 1875, Gardner traveled to Egypt and journeyed down the Nile with her husband. She became enamored with its antiquities and wrote in her travel journal on a visit to the pyramids that, "my heart went out to the Sphinx". Object: Egyptian, Horus Hawk, about 331 - 323 BC, granite.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Horus was an ancient Egyptian god who appeared as a falcon and whose eyes were believed to represent the sun and the moon. Between 1874 and 1875, Gardner traveled to Egypt and journeyed down the Nile...
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Dec 22

It may not be as well known as the amaryllis,...

It may not be as well known as the amaryllis, poinsettia, or jade plants, but the red berries of the evergreen Pyracantha bring our holiday courtyard display to life.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It may not be as well known as the amaryllis, poinsettia, or jade plants, but the red berries of the evergreen Pyracantha bring our holiday courtyard display to life.
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Dec 22

Over four decades, Henry James and Isabella S...

Over four decades, Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardner shared a close friendship and together fostered creative communities of luminaries, including John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, and William James. This painting by Sargent captures one such salon. Learn more about Isabella’s artistic circle in our Henry James and American Painting exhibition: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella Image: John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), An Interior in Venice, 1899, oil on canvas. Royal Academy of Arts, London.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Over four decades, Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardner shared a close friendship and together fostered creative communities of luminaries, including John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler,...
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Dec 22

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Dec 21

Josh Zakim added 3 new photos — at Fenway Com...

Great to be with friends & neighbors at the Fenway Community Center Holiday Party tonight! #BosPoli #MaPoli #HappyHolidays

    Josh Zakim
    Josh Zakim, Boston, MA. 2.9K likes. Josh Zakim is the Boston City Councilor for District 8 and a candidate for MA Secretary of State.
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Dec 21

It’s the longest night of the year! Celebrate...

It’s the longest night of the year! Celebrate the winter solstice at tonight’s Gardner Third Thursday event. Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and illuminating conversations. http://bit.ly/2zd3RCQ With partner Transformative Culture Project

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's the longest night of the year! Celebrate the winter solstice at tonight's Gardner Third Thursday event. Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and...
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Dec 21

Today we're looking through the hidden treasu...

Today we're looking through the hidden treasure of archival photos at the Gardner Museum. This photo is of Isabella Stewart Gardner with her dogs, Kitty Wink and Patty Boy, in the gardens at Green Hill, 1905. #ThrowbackThursday #TBT

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Today we're looking through the hidden treasure of archival photos at the Gardner Museum. This photo is of Isabella Stewart Gardner with her dogs, Kitty Wink and Patty Boy, in the gardens at Green...
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Dec 20

Happy holidays from the Gardner Museum!

Happy holidays from the Gardner Museum!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy holidays from the Gardner Museum!
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Dec 20

Isabella purchased this rare work in 1907 wit...

Isabella purchased this rare work in 1907 with the help of Anders Zorn, leaving her usual art advisor, Bernard Berenson, seething with envy. Proud of the purchase, Gardner later collected the publications that documented the drawing’s discovery by Swedish collector, scholar, and dealer Fredrik R. Martin in Constantinople around 1905. Image: Gentile Bellini (1427 - 1507), Seated Scribe, 1479-1481, Pen in brown ink with watercolor and gold on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella purchased this rare work in 1907 with the help of Anders Zorn, leaving her usual art advisor, Bernard Berenson, seething with envy. Proud of the purchase, Gardner later collected the...
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Dec 20

Bring the Gardner Museum into your home this ...

Bring the Gardner Museum into your home this holiday season. Create a custom print from our collection. The perfect gift for family, friends, or yourself! http://bit.ly/2AZ0VYU

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Bring the Gardner Museum into your home this holiday season. Create a custom print from our collection. The perfect gift for family, friends, or yourself! http://bit.ly/2AZ0VYU
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Dec 20

Drop by the Education Studio between 11 am an...

Drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 23 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/2AYz6jk

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 23 for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired...
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