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.colleges_fenway students: Did you miss Third Thursdays, Dog Days of Summer? We have good news for you! This afternoon Buster the adorable and fluffy therapy dog is on-site to help with your de-stressing needs. 🐕🐕

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We’re ready for a night of music, activities,...

We’re ready for a night of music, activities, and art-filled galleries at Third Thursdays: Word Play with Boston Literary District! Will we see you here tonight? http://bit.ly/2m58Gth

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    We're ready for a night of music, activities, and art-filled galleries at Third Thursdays: Word Play with Boston Literary District! Will we see you here tonight? http://bit.ly/2m58Gth
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This signed photo was a gift from famous ball...

This signed photo was a gift from famous ballerina Anna Pavlova (for whom the dessert pavlova was named) to Isabella Stewart Gardner. The inscription reads: “à Madame John L. Gardner / avec mes sentiments de profound / respect et de gratitude / votre bien dev / Anna Pavlowa / 15 Jan 18.” This translates as, “with my profound feelings of respect and gratitude, your very devoted…” Image: Unknown artist, Photo of Anna Pavlova, about 1918.

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    This signed photo was a gift from famous ballerina Anna Pavlova (for whom the dessert pavlova was named) to Isabella Stewart Gardner. The inscription reads: "à Madame John L. Gardner / avec mes...
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BOSTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING – November 15, 2017

Boston Arts Academy: The Mayor submitted an appropriation order for $123M for the construction of a new facility for the Boston Arts Academy, located on the existing site at 174 Ipswich. The matter was assigned to the Committee on Ways and Means for a hearing.

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Tuesday 11/28 at 6:00PM: Hearing on Docket #1099, Early Education and Childcare Briefing Series on the topic of access to early ed and childcare for workers with non-traditional hours (Healthy Women, Families, and Communities) [Brookview House, 2 Brookview St #1 Dorchester Center, MA]

    Boston City Council meeting - November 15, 2017
    Today we began our meeting with three presentations: we joined Councilor Ciommo in honoring Paul Berkeley for his longtime leadership of the Allston Civic Association; Councilor McCarthy invited students and teachers from the Mildred Ave School to celebrate the recognition they received for turning around the school from Level 4 to Level 1; and Councilor Campbell honored Boston Police Officers Brendan Bosse and Mike Rockwell for saving a life with their heroic actions last week.
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This illustration of a medicinal plant can be...

This illustration of a medicinal plant can be seen in a manuscript in the Tapestry Room. While Isabella did travel to the Middle East, and it’s possible that this is why the work appealed to her, the manuscript was purchased from a New York dealer with the help of Isabella’s friends Bernard Berenson and Denman Waldo Ross. Image: Abdallah ibn al-Fadl, Verbena Recta and Verbena Supina, 1224, ink and watercolor on paper.

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    This illustration of a medicinal plant can be seen in a manuscript in the Tapestry Room. While Isabella did travel to the Middle East, and it's possible that this is why the work appealed to her, the...
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In Isabella’s day, the Raphael Room had stunn...

In Isabella’s day, the Raphael Room had stunning hangings on either side of the fireplace, with detailed appliques, rich velvet background, and an estimated 40,000 sequins. Today our textile conservators are recreating these hangings with hand-stitched pieces that will be quilted together to create the final work!

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    In Isabella's day, the Raphael Room had stunning hangings on either side of the fireplace, with detailed appliques, rich velvet background, and an estimated 40,000 sequins. Today our textile...
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What would you have worn to a party thrown by...

What would you have worn to a party thrown by Isabella Stewart Gardner? Drop by the Studio this Saturday, November 18, between 11 am and 4 pm, to explore how we use the arts to fashion personal identity. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2mtJ49R

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    What would you have worn to a party thrown by Isabella Stewart Gardner? Drop by the Studio this Saturday, November 18, between 11 am and 4 pm, to explore how we use the arts to fashion personal...
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Get ready: Concert tickets for the Gardner’s ...

Get ready: Concert tickets for the Gardner’s Winter/Spring season go on sale starting tomorrow. Members and patrons enjoy exclusive access to concert tickets before they become available to the public on Wednesday, November 27. Love music, but not yet a member? Join today! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2zBvDd9

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    Get ready: Concert tickets for the Gardner's Winter/Spring season go on sale starting tomorrow. Members and patrons enjoy exclusive access to concert tickets before they become available to the...
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While the rooms on the first floor of the Mus...

While the rooms on the first floor of the Museum have a more personal feel, Isabella created intimate installations in the upper galleries of her museum as well. The Dutch Room is known for its collection of Dutch Master paintings, but close looking reveals easily missed details such as the objects on this desk. The small pig figurine was a Christmas gift to Isabella from Denman Waldo Ross.

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    While the rooms on the first floor of the Museum have a more personal feel, Isabella created intimate installations in the upper galleries of her museum as well. The Dutch Room is known for its...
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  • Boston Arts Academy reviewed by a student

    I loved BAA and the community there. They supported me through my major and academics. Everyone is passionate about their majors and you learn about not only your own specific art but all of the arts. BAA helps build character and connections.

    Boston Arts Academy (174 Ipswich Street) Published on GreatSchools November 9, 2017 Comment

Nov 09

Experience our stunning Courtyard garden and ...

Experience our stunning Courtyard garden and exquisite galleries by moonlight. The Gardner is open until 9 pm on Thursdays!

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    Experience our stunning Courtyard garden and exquisite galleries by moonlight. The Gardner is open until 9 pm on Thursdays!
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Isabella Stewart Gardner was friends with a n...

Isabella Stewart Gardner was friends with a number of contemporary artists, including Dodge MacKnight. The ground floors of her museum hold works by MacKnight, Zorn, and Sargent among others. But only MacKnight has a room named after him at the Gardner. Image: Dodge MacKnight (1860-1950), The Bay, Belle-Île, 1890, watercolor on paper.

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    Isabella Stewart Gardner was friends with a number of contemporary artists, including Dodge MacKnight. The ground floors of her museum hold works by MacKnight, Zorn, and Sargent among others. But...
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Nov 08

“There are few hours in life more agreeable t...

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” ― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady. We wholeheartedly agree with this quote, which is why we worked with Elmwood Inn Fine Teas to create this unique Henry James-inspired tea for the Gardner. Learn More or Purchase: http://bit.ly/2m44WbA

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    "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." ― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady. We wholeheartedly agree with this quote, which is...
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Nov 08

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum shared their ...

Don't miss our upcoming Third Thursday event, featuring hands-on artmaking, activities with Boston Literary District, music by Will Dailey, and much more!

    Third Thursdays: Word Play
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Nov 08

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum added an even...

This evening we invite you to make creative connections in the galleries and interact with local artists and writers. Get inspired by our Henry James and American Painting exhibition through literary games, artistic exploration, and poetic activities, using Henry James’s writing as a jumping off point.

    Third Thursdays: Word Play
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The first step in any conservation project is...

The first step in any conservation project is close looking. Here you see a technician examining an Italian leather-upholstered stool from the Long Gallery. Examination helps conservators understand how a piece was created, what previous restorations may have happened, and what has changed over time. Understanding all of these is important when deciding how, or even if, a piece should be treated. #TransformationTuesday

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    The first step in any conservation project is close looking. Here you see a technician examining an Italian leather-upholstered stool from the Long Gallery. Examination helps conservators understand...
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Saturdays are a great time to flex your creat...

Saturdays are a great time to flex your creative muscles. Drop by the Gardner between 11 am and 4 pm for fun, hands-on art activities in our Education Studio! Learn More: http://bit.ly/2zlB7J0

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Saturdays are a great time to flex your creative muscles. Drop by the Gardner between 11 am and 4 pm for fun, hands-on art activities in our Education Studio! Learn More: http://bit.ly/2zlB7J0
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