7 min ago

At this corner of the Long Gallery is the Bot...

At this corner of the Long Gallery is the Botticelli painting Virgin and Child with an Angel. Isabella accentuated the rich blues and golds of the painting by displaying it on a blue wall and placing golden Islamic objects beneath it.

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    At this corner of the Long Gallery is the Botticelli painting Virgin and Child with an Angel. Isabella accentuated the rich blues and golds of the painting by displaying it on a blue wall and placing...
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24 hours ago

Isabella had too much presence for just one n...

Isabella had too much presence for just one name! She was often referred to in the Boston society pages as “Belle,” “Donna Isabella,” “Isabella of Boston,” or “Mrs. Jack.”

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    Isabella had too much presence for just one name! She was often referred to in the Boston society pages as "Belle," "Donna Isabella," "Isabella of Boston," or "Mrs. Jack."
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25 hours ago

A guest at the 1903 Museum opening said, “I f...

A guest at the 1903 Museum opening said, “I felt last night as though I were in a Hans Anderson Fairy Tale, ready to go on a flying carpet" 💫 #CouldntHaveSaidItBetter

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    A guest at the 1903 Museum opening said, "I felt last night as though I were in a Hans Anderson Fairy Tale, ready to go on a flying carpet" 💫 #CouldntHaveSaidItBetter
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2 days ago

We have a challenge for YOU... Help us reach...

We have a challenge for YOU... Help us reach #100donorsin100days to unlock an additional $5,000 gift! There are only 7 days left to secure 34 donors. Every gift helps to provide residencies, exhibitions, rehearsal and performance spaces and public programs that connect our artists with the community. Give Now: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n41000002K88WAAS

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    We have a challenge for YOU... Help us reach #100donorsin100days to unlock an additional $5,000 gift! There are only 7 days left to secure 34 donors. Every gift helps to provide residencies,...
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2 days 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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2 days 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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2 days 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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2 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts is thrilled once a...

Boston Center for the Arts is thrilled once again to participate in Fete de la Musique in partnership with the Community Music Center of Boston. Look for free outdoor music on the BCA Plaza on Saturday, June 23 from 3-6pm! https://cmcb.org/events/fete-de-la-musique/

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    Boston Center for the Arts is thrilled once again to participate in Fete de la Musique in partnership with the Community Music Center of Boston. Look for free outdoor music on the BCA Plaza on...
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2 days 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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3 days ago

South End Landmark District Commission

18.1455 SE           42 Concord Square: At front façade first floor, replace 5 aluminum windows with new wood clad windows. The full-size front facing windows will be 2 over 2; the side light, small windows will be 1 over 1.

18.1426 SE           419 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade repair exterior foundation wall.

18.1466 SE           474 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade 3rd floor, replace 3 non-historic wood 2 over 2 windows in kind.

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18.1437 SE           610 Tremont Street Proposed Work: Amendment to application heard on 3/6/2018 construct a storefront; relocate door to opposite side.

18.1355 SE           24 Braddock Park Proposed Work: At front façade, level one and two replace 5 two over two wood windows with 5 two over two Old Bostonian wood windows.

18.1383 SE           24 Braddock Park Proposed Work: At front façade, replace handrail between 24 and 26 Braddock Park. Add railing to stringer at left side of stoop.

18.1390 SE           3 Concord Square Proposed Work: At front façade, restore iron fence in kind.

18.1420 SE           159 West Newton Street Proposed Work: At front façade on garden level and floors 1, 2; replace 7 historic 2 over 2 wood windows, with 7 Old Bostonian wood 2 over 2 windows.

18.1442 SE           2 San Juan Street Proposed Work: Demolish and dispose of non-historic rear garage addition. 

18.1458 SE           35 Concord Square Proposed Work: At front façade on all levels replace windows. (See Additional Items in Administrative Review).

18.1461 SE           552 Tremont Street Proposed Work: At front façade street level, remove existing storefront plate glass windows and replace with operable windows.

18.1463 SE           19 Worcester Street Proposed Work: At rear façade facing a public way, construct a one story brick wall with an overhead garage door. Install a black iron fence in remaining opening.

18.1467 SE           230 Shawmut Avenue Proposed Work: At Peter’s Park perform the following improvements:

18.1425 SE           587 Albany Street Proposed Work: Demolish existing structure and erect a new 6 unit residential dwelling.

18.1462 SE           540 Albany Street Proposed Work: Demolish existing non-contributing structure and erect 4 new commercial buildings with public space.

18.1385 SE           53 Chandler Street: At front façade second floor replace 4 existing aluminum windows with aluminum clad windows. The windows will be 2 over 2 for large windows and one over one on side angled windows.

18.1398 SE           408 Columbus Avenue: Replace rubber roof and sky light in kind. At front façade, install copper flashing.

18.1456 SE           18-20 East Springfield Street: At front façade mansard level, replace 8 aluminum windows with new wood clad windows. The 4 full-size front facing windows will be 2 over 2; the 4 side light, small windows will be 1 over 1.

18.1459 SE           53 Rutland Street: At front façade repoint exterior masonry, replace all non-historic wood windows in kind, restore existing wood work around windows and doors, restore existing front door, open existing light well, and restore cornice (See Additional Items in Design Review).

18.1431 SE           80 Rutland Street: At front façade replace asphalt shingles in kind.

18.1460 SE           613 Tremont Street: At front façade 2nd floor, replace 3 aluminum, 2 over 2 windows with wood, 2 over 2 windows.

18.1446 SE           690 Tremont Street: At front façade spot repair cracks on steps and pathway to lower level units. Repaint steps and railing in kind.

18.1424 SE           131 Warren Avenue: At front façade repair dormer in kind.

18.1508 SE           1723 Washington Street: At front façade spot repoint brick in kind, Reset existing windows in kind, at top level, replace two non-historic windows in kind. Replace 1 sliding door in kind. Repaint cornice in kind.

18.1333 SE           154 West Canton Street: At front façade repair lintels and sills in kind. Repair copper gutters in kind, repair/restore front steps to original tread profile. Repair sandstone pediment in kind. Remove alarm box.

18.1430 SE           194 West Canton Street: At front façade install new radius copper gutter and copper ledge metal in kind.

18.1422 SE           15 Worcester Street: At front façade install new double sided blade sign using the same hanging hardware as previous sign. Replace existing white vinyl letters with new letters to read “COOLIDGE YOGA.”

18.1387 SE           1317 Washington Street: At front façade install new double sided blade sign using the same hardware as previous sign.

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    South End Landmark District Commission
    II. DESIGN REVIEW HEARING 18.1437 SE 610 Tremont Street Proposed Work: Amendment to application heard on 3/6/2018 construct a storefront; relocate door to opposite side. 18.724 SE 89 Union Park Proposed Work: Continuation of application heard on 2/6/2018 to replace existing double doors with single door flanked by sidelights.
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3 days ago

3 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.”

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    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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3 days ago

The Dudley Greenhouse is a beautiful year-rou...

The Dudley Greenhouse is a beautiful year-round growing and community space in Roxbury. Learn more and nominate yourself or others to the Greenhouse Advisory Committee at http://thefoodproject.org/node/775

    Dudley Grows
    The Dudley Greenhouse is a beautiful year-round growing and community space in Roxbury. Learn more and nominate yourself or others to the Greenhouse Advisory Committee at...
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3 days ago

#tbt to this 1977 ad in @newsweek magazine, f...

#tbt to this 1977 ad in @newsweek magazine, found by Sarah Hutt, longtime South End resident and artist, and Leah Triplett Harrington. You can still reach us at the same number! #70s #bosarts #youcanSTILLbeapartofit

    Boston Center for the Arts
    tbt to this 1977 ad in @newsweek magazine, found by Sarah Hutt, longtime South End resident and artist, and Leah Triplett Harrington. You can still reach us at the same number! #70s #bosarts...
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3 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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4 days ago

4 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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4 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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4 days ago

Have you heard? We're teaming up with @bodega...

Have you heard? We're teaming up with @bodega again this year for the Boston Art Book Fair. Get involved! You can apply to be an exhibitor at bostonartbookfair.com #bosarts #books #artbooks #zines

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Have you heard? We're teaming up with @bodega again this year for the Boston Art Book Fair. Get involved! You can apply to be an exhibitor at bostonartbookfair.com #bosarts #books #artbooks #zines
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4 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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5 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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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5 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts posted 3 photos.

Photos are in from the #bcaball & #discounderthedome! Check-out the whole album on BCA’s Facebook page. Don’ forget to tag, like, and share! 💥#supportlocalartsists #flashmob #radicalexchange #arthappenshere #celebratethearts @ Boston Center for the Arts

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    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. 10,542 likes · 168 talking about this · 19,102 were here. The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a...
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5 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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5 days 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

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    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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6 days 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.
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6 days ago

6 days ago

Dudley Grows updated their profile picture.

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    Dudley Grows updated their profile picture.
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6 days 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...
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Jun 18

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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Jun 17

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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Jun 17

Coming Attractions: June 17 through July 3 — What Will Light Your Fire

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

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MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

YELLOW PERIL. 60 Valley Street #5, Providence, RI

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through July 15...

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. Presented by the Nora Theatre at the Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, through July 1.

Salt, written and performed by Ruby Rose Fox. At OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, on June 22. At the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA on June 28 and July 13. At Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, MA, on July 14.

...Director, Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon. Staged by Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 40 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, through July 1...

    Coming Attractions: June 17 through July 3 - 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 Author Events "Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts.
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Jun 17

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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Jun 17

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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Jun 17

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