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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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42 hours ago

POV: Stop Blaming the Poor for Their Poverty

The School of Law will host a symposium, free and open to the public, to discuss Bridges’ new book on Monday, November 20, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in LAW’s Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave.

    POV: Stop Blaming the Poor for Their Poverty | BU Today | Boston University
    All mothers need to be treated with dignity and respect Earlier this year, Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and current head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, went on record with his beliefs about the causes of poverty.
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2 days ago

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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3 days ago

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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3 days ago

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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3 days ago

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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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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Nov 09

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Nov 08

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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Nov 07

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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Nov 07

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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Nov 06

The Blue Room brims with objects that reflect...

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.

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    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...
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Nov 05

Official designation would be sweet for maple syrup fans

...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...

    Official designation would be sweet for maple syrup fans
    Maple syrup connoisseurs will truly appreciate how sweet it is if the Legislature and Gov. Charlie Baker stick together and label the grand goo the official sweetener of Massachusetts.A hearing on state Rep.
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Nov 05

Isabella crafted travel albums to remember he...

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.

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    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...
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Nov 05

Join us on November 12 for Text on a Tangent....

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

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    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...
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Nov 04

This puzzling painting was one of the first w...

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.

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    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...
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Nov 03

From large single stems to teensy clusters of...

From large single stems to teensy clusters of buds, chrysanthemums are blooming across the Museum’s Courtyard!

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    From large single stems to teensy clusters of buds, chrysanthemums are blooming across the Museum's Courtyard!
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Nov 03

Join us on November 9 for a Landscape Lecture...

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

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    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:...
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Nov 01

When Isabella Stewart Gardner acquired Titian...

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

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    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...
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Nov 01

Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucc...

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

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    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...
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Nov 01

Tufts Students: Interested in a career in the...

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!

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    The TIE Environmental Film Club is open to all members of the Tufts community interested in learning more about environmental issues, becoming involved with the Tufts Institute of the Environment, or just looking to watch and discuss a great movie.
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Nov 01

Oct 31

BostInno Approved: November’s Top Tech & Startup Events in Boston

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.

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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.

    Top Boston Tech & Startup Events Happening in November 2017
    The excuse "there's nothing to do in Boston" is hereby banned in November. The amount of tech and startup events happening in Boston is absolutely booming this month, and so many more are happening even beyond this list.
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Oct 31

Oct 31

Track and Field Coach Bruce Lehane Went the Distance for His Athletes

...University will honor the life of Bruce Lehane with a memorial service at Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave., on Wednesday, November 1, at 6 p.m. A reception at the BU Track & Tennis...

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...Wednesday, November 1, at 6 p.m. A reception at the BU Track & Tennis Center, 100 Ashford St., follows. Parking for the memorial service will be available at the Warren Towers Garage, 700...

...Towers Garage, 700 Comm Ave., and for guests attending the reception, at the Langsam Garage, 278 Babcock St.

    Track and Field Coach Bruce Lehane Went the Distance for His Athletes | BU Today | Boston University
    Katie Matthews ran for five years for BU's longtime head cross country coach and assistant director of track and field Bruce Lehane, who died September 23. She can still reel off her best times if you ask. She now runs professionally with the Boston Athletic Association's High-Performance Team.
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Oct 30

In keeping with the English churches on which...

In keeping with the English churches on which the room is modeled, the Gardner Museum’s Gothic Room contains many examples of stained glass. The colored light filtering through these windows bring to life the many carved and gilt pieces throughout the room.

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    In keeping with the English churches on which the room is modeled, the Gardner Museum's Gothic Room contains many examples of stained glass. The colored light filtering through these windows bring to...
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Oct 30

Poet Robert Pinsky, author of At the Foundlin...

Poet Robert Pinsky, author of At the Foundling Hospital, will present an intimate, hour-long reading in the Gardner’s Tapestry Room on November 6. The reading is included with Museum admission, but space is limited and registration is required. Sign up today! http://bit.ly/2lsghlf

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    Poet Robert Pinsky, author of At the Foundling Hospital, will present an intimate, hour-long reading in the Gardner's Tapestry Room on November 6. The reading is included with Museum admission, but...
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Oct 30

Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask

...Monday, October 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the School of Law Auditorium, 765 Commonwealth Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., and students can visit various tables to learn about...

    Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask | BU Today | Boston University
    Ever had a question about sex, but were too embarrassed to ask? Here's your chance. Tonight, BU Student Health Services (SHS) Wellness & Prevention hosts its annual Sex in the Dark event, where students can anonymously ask questions about sexual health and relationships and get answers from BU community experts.
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Oct 29

While she collected and created photographs t...

While she collected and created photographs throughout much of her life, Isabella Stewart Gardner rarely sat for professional photographers. This portrait was taken by Dr. Otto Rosenheim, a noted biochemist and amateur photographer, in London in 1906. Several years later, Rosenheim wrote to Gardner to ask if she might autograph a print for him to send to art historian Bernard Berenson, who was “delighted” with the original image. 📷 : Otto Rosenheim (1871 - 1955), Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1906, gelatin silver print.

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    While she collected and created photographs throughout much of her life, Isabella Stewart Gardner rarely sat for professional photographers. This portrait was taken by Dr. Otto Rosenheim, a noted...
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Oct 28

Before she began collecting paintings or scul...

Before she began collecting paintings or sculptures, Isabella Stewart Gardner collected literary works of art. After studying with Harvard professor Eliot Norton, Isabella began purchasing early and rare editions of Dante, including this hand-illuminated copy of the Divine Comedy from 1487. 📖 : Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Divine Comedy, 1487, Ink on paper.

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    Before she began collecting paintings or sculptures, Isabella Stewart Gardner collected literary works of art. After studying with Harvard professor Eliot Norton, Isabella began purchasing early and...
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Oct 28

On November 5, hear The Kalichstein-Laredo-Ro...

On November 5, hear The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (KLR) perform Beethoven Piano Trios: http://bit.ly/2i0DrdK

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    On November 5, hear The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (KLR) perform Beethoven Piano Trios: http://bit.ly/2i0DrdK
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Oct 27

Single stem chrysanthemums are brightening th...

Single stem chrysanthemums are brightening the Courtyard with their sunny faces!

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    Single stem chrysanthemums are brightening the Courtyard with their sunny faces!
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Oct 27

Today we’re celebrating #ArtsMatterDay at the...

Today we’re celebrating #ArtsMatterDay at the Gardner Museum. We believe the arts matter because arts build connections between people. Why do you think the arts matter? #ArtsMatter

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    Today we're celebrating #ArtsMatterDay at the Gardner Museum. We believe the arts matter because arts build connections between people. Why do you think the arts matter? #ArtsMatter
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Oct 27

On November 4, join a discussion on the intri...

On November 4, join a discussion on the intricacies of Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardner’s remarkable friendship, deeply rooted in their shared passion for the arts. Learn More or get Tickets: http://bit.ly/2zJPCnj

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    On November 4, join a discussion on the intricacies of Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardner's remarkable friendship, deeply rooted in their shared passion for the arts. Learn More or get...
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