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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.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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7 hours ago

Imagine Boston with no artists. GIVE NOW and ...

Imagine Boston with no artists. GIVE NOW and join BCA in our work to support Boston’s culture-makers of today and tomorrow. 🎨🎭🎻💃🏻 #100donors100days #supportlocalartists

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Imagine Boston with no artists. GIVE NOW and join BCA in our work to support Boston's culture-makers of today and tomorrow. 🎨🎭🎻💃🏻 #100donors100days #supportlocalartists
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7 hours ago

At 20th Feast of East, Chairful raises $2,300

The newest member of the neighborhood, Thrive Café at 169 Mass. Ave., passedout samples from its 100-percent plant-based menu of salads, wraps and smoothies. Za...

Stores will be offering specials and sidewalk sales. The Muse’s Window at 191 Mass. Ave. will be celebrating its grand opening. Giveaways, raffles and spa products will be available from...

    At 20th Feast of East, Chairful raises $2,300 - > YourArlington.com - Your news, your views
    Founder led Fox Festival parade This year the feast founder, Jack Hurd, helped lead the popular Fox Festival Parade, Arlington Public Art unveiled its "Chairful Where You Sit" exhibit, as food trucks and tents lined Mass. Ave., all for free. Former Selectman Hurd founded the festival 20 years ago to celebrate and support the burgeoning community of East Arlington.
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10 hours ago

The Boston Globe is as excited as we are for ...

The Boston Globe is as excited as we are for Make Music Boston on Thursday! We're featuring four amazing free musical performances by Federico Balducci, Kelli Eagan, Kadence Arts, and Box Not Found on the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza from 11am - 5pm. Join us! https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2018/06/15/make-music-celebrates-summer-solstice-with-free-performances/sHDbKLV9mLciH62E163obJ/story.html

    Make Music celebrates the summer solstice with 100 free performances - The Boston Globe
    Thursday marks the summer solstice, meaning there are only six more months until darkness is falling at the dismal hour of 4 p.m. once again. If you needed another reason to get out and enjoy the abundance of daylight, the fifth annual Make Music Boston Festival is bringing more than 100 free live performances to streets, parks, cafes, and other public spaces.
    https://www.bostonglobe.com

12 hours 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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

13 hours 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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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32 hours ago

As you know, we're all about supporting the a...

As you know, we're all about supporting the artistic process at Boston Center for the Arts. So we're especially excited to share this great video produced by Northeastern University about the process of creating their most recent piece of public art - a gorgeous mural created by BCA artist Silvia Chavez. Go Silvia! https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/06/18/watch-as-boston-artist-silvia-lopez-chavez-paints-public-art-mural-at-northeastern/

    Watch as Boston artist Silvia López Chavez paints public art mural at Northeastern
    Local artist Silvia López Chavez has transformed a wall outside the Ruggles MBTA Station into her largest piece of public art to date. The 5,000-square-foot...
    https://news.northeastern.edu

32 hours 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!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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35 hours 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.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

35 hours 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!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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2 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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2 days ago

Landscape architecture is a real art form, bu...

Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn’t recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably designed and aesthetically beautiful. 🌸

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn't recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably...
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2 days ago

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he...

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy Father's Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕
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2 days ago

Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Gloucester Garden Tour

Join Generous Gardeners on Saturday, July 7 from 10 – 4 in the intriguing Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester for the sixth annual Gloucester Garden Tour. Explore more than a dozen lovely private gardens, quarries and ocean views. Rain or Shine. Contact Susan Kelly or 781-346-1363. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased the day of the tour at 1123 Washington St, Gloucester, MA, or in advance online at http://generousgardeners.org/gloucester-garden-tour/.

    Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Gloucester Garden Tour
    Join Generous Gardeners on Saturday, July 7 from 10 - 4 in the intriguing Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester for the sixth annual Gloucester Garden Tour. Explore more than a dozen lovely private gardens, quarries and ocean views. Rain or Shine. Contact Susan Kelly or 781-346-1363.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Thursday, February 14 – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – San Miguel de Allende

Join Pacific Horticulture for Valentine’s Day in romantic San Miguel de Allende. Private garden visits include a lush, walled compound, a collector’s home and garden with sculpture and fabulous Mexican art, and a quirky artist retreat filled with ongoing mosaic projects. We’ll visit The Mask Museum in San Miguel housed adjacent to a charming courtyard garden and explore el Charco del Ingenio, a botanical garden and nature preserve (below). History and folk art await us in Dolores Hidalgo and Atotonilco.

    Thursday, February 14 - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - San Miguel de Allende
    Join Pacific Horticulture for Valentine's Day in romantic San Miguel de Allende. Private garden visits include a lush, walled compound, a collector's home and garden with sculpture and fabulous Mexican art, and a quirky artist retreat filled with ongoing mosaic projects.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 pm – Encouraging Healthy Bird Population In Massachusetts

Birds are not only winged harbingers of spring, they are harbingers of healthy ecosystems. 2018 is the ‘Year of the Bird’ and new research exposes the critical role that farmland and other diverse habitats provide for birdlife. In New England, birds associated with grass- and shrublands represent some of the most treasured wildlife in Massachusetts, but they are also some of the most imperiled and rapidly declining bird groups. Most of these birds depend significantly on privately-owned lands, agricultural landscapes, and the efforts of individual landowners in order to survive.

    Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 pm - Encouraging Healthy Bird Population In Massachusetts
    Birds are not only winged harbingers of spring, they are harbingers of healthy ecosystems. 2018 is the 'Year of the Bird' and new research exposes the critical role that farmland and other diverse habitats provide for birdlife.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

2 days ago

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more l...

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them reset. He then gifted the glass to Isabella in 1919. Object: French, Fragments from Reims Cathedral, 18th century, stained glass.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them...
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3 days ago

Tuesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 7 – National Gesneriad Convention

The Gesneriad family includes African violets as well as Gloxinias, Streptocarpus, Kohlerias, Epicias, Sinningias and approximately 3,400 species, thousands of hybrids and intergenerics.

    Tuesday, July 3 - Saturday, July 7 - National Gesneriad Convention
    The Gesneriad family includes African violets as well as Gloxinias, Streptocarpus, Kohlerias, Epicias, Sinningias and approximately 3,400 species, thousands of hybrids and intergenerics. This national convention will include seminars on cultivation and recent research of this diverse plant family. Bus tours are offered of local and private nurseries and greenhouses.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, June 23 – Strawberry Festivals

There are two general types of strawberry festivals : community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town, and strawberry festivals held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer.  Image below from www.bettycrocker.com.

    Saturday, June 23 - Strawberry Festivals
    There are two general types of strawberry festivals : community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town, and strawberry festivals held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer. Image below from www.bettycrocker.com.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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