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
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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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.
Experience our stunning Courtyard garden and exquisite galleries by moonlight. The Gardner is open until 9 pm on Thursdays!
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.
“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
Don't miss our upcoming Third Thursday event, featuring hands-on artmaking, activities with Boston Literary District, music by Will Dailey, and much more!
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.
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
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
The Blue Room brims with objects that reflect Isabella Stewart Gardner’s personal relationships. Here you see Zorn’s The Omnibus. The case below contains a photograph of the social reformer Julia Ward Howe, a friend of Isabella’s. Because Howe was an active proponent of women’s independent travel, Gardner’s positioning of this painting, depicting unchaperoned women commuting in Paris, would appear to be intentional.
...just as Winton Pitcoff of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association tells the Herald more than 250 Bay State farmers had an 84,000-gallon, record-setting season...
Isabella crafted travel albums to remember her trips abroad. In this album from her 1879 trip to England, she included photos (often cut apart and pasted in to demonstrate a reimagining of architecture), sketches, text, and even plant clippings pressed between the pages! Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840 - 1924), Travel Album: England, Vol. I, 1879.
Join us on November 12 for Text on a Tangent. In this intimate group workshop, Harvard professor Doris Sommer will lead us on a creative exploration, using a piece of text by Henry James as a catalyst for making art. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2zcssbG
This puzzling painting was one of the first works by an old master that Isabella Gardner purchased. She bought it in 1892 as a painting by Lucas Cranach, but since then scholars have disputed that attribution. Some say the figures may have been painted by Cranach; others feel they are too sweetly portrayed and must be by another artist. Is this a painting begun by Cranach and then finished or reworked by a student or assistant? Or is it by a later imitator? Image: Follower of Lucas Cranach, the Elder (1472 - 1553), Adam and Eve, 16th Century, oil on panel.
From large single stems to teensy clusters of buds, chrysanthemums are blooming across the Museum’s Courtyard!
Join us on November 9 for a Landscape Lecture by Gerdo Aquino, CEO of SWA—a design firm recognized for its creative ideas in landscape architecture, urban design, and planning. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2zazEFc
When Isabella Stewart Gardner acquired Titian’s Rape of Europa, it became the most important Renaissance painting in the United States. Isabella gave the painting a personal and thoughtful home in the Museum, even including a panel from one of her favorite ball gowns! Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2hzE0L8
Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio on Saturday, November 4! Connect with the Museum’s rich collection through hands-on, interactive, and fun experiences during this drop-in workshop. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2lEOEpg
Tufts Students: Interested in a career in the field of environmental law? This Thursday, the Environmental & Energy Law Society at Boston University School of Law is hosting a career panel-- free lunch included! When: Thursday, November 2, 1PM - 2PM Where: Room 1010, BU Law Tower, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA What: Free food and some serious learning about environmental law from those in the field!
Guest Talk by PTC Executive Michael Campbell on Real World AR: Hosted by BU AR/VR, this event meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the College of Arts and Sciences at 725 Commonwealth Avenue. This event is free.This article has 4 other Boston locations (Show)
Autonomous Ride Sharing by Air – Current Research at MIT: Taking place at Boston iHub at 50 Milk Street, the event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and features speaker Parker Vascik, PhD, affiliate with MIT Strategic Engineering Research Group. To RSVP, check out the meetup page.
Boston Amazon Web Services Meetup: Presented by G2 Technology Group Inc. at 320 Congress St. 2nd Floor in Boston this event features speakers such as solutions architect Katie Paugh, principal...
Cognitive science + storytelling = Better study app ideas and pitches!: This event will be hosted at Alley Cambridge on 10 Ware Street, Cambridge, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To RSVP, check out the meetup page.
SwiftFest 2017: Hosted at the Calderwood Pavilion on 527 Tremont Street, Boston this is a two-day event on new ways of iOS development focused on Swift. The event starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday and ends the next day at 6 p.m. Tickets for this event range from $99 – $499.