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This painting stands out in the Gardner Museu...

This painting stands out in the Gardner Museum, a French Rococo work hidden in plain sight among Italian Renaissance paintings. What we wonder about is the absence of the titular character. Venus is missing from ‘The Chariot of Venus’! Curators believe this work may be part of a larger painting that was later cut into sections. Image: François Boucher, The Chariot of Venus, 18th Century, oil on canvas.

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    This painting stands out in the Gardner Museum, a French Rococo work hidden in plain sight among Italian Renaissance paintings. What we wonder about is the absence of the titular character. Venus is...
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Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucc...

Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio on Saturday, November 25! Connect with the Museum’s rich collection through hands-on, interactive, and fun experiences during this drop-in workshop. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2zVIqqX

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    Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio on Saturday, November 25! Connect with the Museum's rich collection through hands-on, interactive, and fun experiences during this...
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BU Today’s Roadmap for a Fun-Filled Thanksgiving Weekend

The BU traditional Thanksgiving Dinner is Thursday, November 23, at Marciano Commons, 100 Bay State Road, from 1 to 3 p.m. Students can use their meal plan, dining points, guest meals, or convenience points ($12.55) or pay with cash or credit card ($15.65).

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...1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 24, at MIT’s Rockwell Cage Gymnasium, 106 Vassar Street, Cambridge. Buy tickets online before November 22 to receive a discount: tickets are $12.50...

Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Bruckner at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 24, and at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Find directions here and ticket prices, which vary by performance, here.

The Color Purple runs through December 3 at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston. Find directions here. Tickets start at $48. Find special offers for tickets here. Purchase...

Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada is at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., through December 10. Find hours and ticket information here. Find directions here. Admission is free to BU students with a valid college ID. Closed Thanksgiving.

The Shops at the Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Restaurant and Santa’s hours vary. Closed Thanksgiving. Call 617-236-3100 for more information.

CambridgeSide is at 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge. Store hours vary. 

    BU Today's Roadmap for a Fun-Filled Thanksgiving Weekend | BU Today | Boston University
    Terriers staying in Boston can feast on a Thanksgiving dinner on campus Performances, museum exhibitions, and sports games on tap Black Friday sales at many Boston-area shopping spots The week of Thanksgiving Day is one of the year's busiest for travel.
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This Roman bust from the Long Gallery is half...

This Roman bust from the Long Gallery is halfway through a laser cleaning by a member of our conservation staff. Soon this split personality will be squeaky clean on all sides and restored to the gallery! #TransformationTuesday

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    This Roman bust from the Long Gallery is halfway through a laser cleaning by a member of our conservation staff. Soon this split personality will be squeaky clean on all sides and restored to the...
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On November 30, join us for a cabaret-style p...

On November 30, join us for a cabaret-style performance in celebration of Henry James and American Painting. The evening will consist of vivid vignette descriptions of James’s female characters interspersed with musical reflections on these characters drawn from opera, musical theater, and popular compositions spanning from 1870 through today. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2mOgdwN

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    On November 30, join us for a cabaret-style performance in celebration of Henry James and American Painting. The evening will consist of vivid vignette descriptions of James's female characters...
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This photo of the Museum’s Chapel features Pa...

This photo of the Museum’s Chapel features Paul César Helleu’s The Interior of the Abbey Church of Saint Denis. The painting is surrounded by dark wood and stained glass, some featuring images of Saint Denis and some from churches in France. The end result is a work of art within an installation that is a work of art itself, something Isabella was a master of. Image: Paul César Helleu, The Interior of the Abbey Church of Saint Denis, about 1891, oil on canvas.

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    This photo of the Museum's Chapel features Paul César Helleu's The Interior of the Abbey Church of Saint Denis. The painting is surrounded by dark wood and stained glass, some featuring images of...
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.colleges_fenway students: Did you miss Third...

.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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    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...
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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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Nov 15

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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Nov 14

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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Nov 14

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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