8 hours ago

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family ...

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1902. The coat of arms is normally in the Museum’s Long Gallery, but is currently in our conservation labs being researched and restored.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker's Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to...
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10 hours ago

This is the last weekend for members to doubl...

This is the last weekend for members to double their discount at Gift at the Gardner! Members enjoy 20% off all regularly priced merchandise during Member Shopping Days. Join now and find the perfect holiday gift today: http://bit.ly/2ndCswG

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This is the last weekend for members to double their discount at Gift at the Gardner! Members enjoy 20% off all regularly priced merchandise during Member Shopping Days. Join now and find the perfect...
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29 hours ago

The jades (Crassula argentea) in the courtyar...

The jades (Crassula argentea) in the courtyard have been raised in the Museum’s greenhouse for many years. The largest of them, with trunks five to six inches in diameter, are over 60 years old! Their small starry white flowers cover their large spreading branches over three feet high.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The jades (Crassula argentea) in the courtyard have been raised in the Museum's greenhouse for many years. The largest of them, with trunks five to six inches in diameter, are over 60 years old!...
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36 hours ago

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family ...

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1902. The coat of arms is normally in the Museum’s Long Gallery, but is currently in our conservation labs being researched and restored.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker's Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to...
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2 days ago

Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner an...

Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner and soak up the galleries and courtyard after work today. We’re open until 9 pm.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner and soak up the galleries and courtyard after work today. We're open until 9 pm.
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2 days ago

On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Educati...

On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired by them: http://bit.ly/2zch7HR

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired...
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2 days ago

If you haven't yet, please take a moment to R...

If you haven't yet, please take a moment to RSVP for one of the Allston Interchange Roadshow dates at a location near you - and let MassDOT know you want transit prioritized in their plans for the I90 realignment. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2ADNPAV #TransitNotTraffic

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3 days ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum shared their ...

Join us on the longest night of the year for an evening of warmth and connection! Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and illuminating conversations.

    Third Thursdays: Winter Solstice
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3 days ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum added an even...

On the longest night of the year, we partner with our friends at Transformative Culture Project for an evening of warmth and connection. Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and illuminating conversations. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of the Museum at night. This lively, social evening features music, creative collaborators, a cash bar, playful gallery activities, and hands-on art making.

    Third Thursdays: Winter Solstice
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3 days ago

Housing is the foundation of prosperity. We a...

Housing is the foundation of prosperity. We at Allston Brighton CDC believe that affordable housing is crucial to creating and preserving strong, stable, healthier neighborhoods for ALL residents. That is why we support Great Neighborhoods MA. Learn more here: https://www.great-neighborhoods.org/ #AffordableHousingMatters #HousingWeCanAfford

    Great-Neighborhoods
    A portal displaying stories about the need for Great Neighborhoods in Massachusetts
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Dec 08

Today’s the Day! Allston Brighton CDC & ABCD ...

Today’s the Day! Allston Brighton CDC & ABCD want everyone to stay warm this winter. Stop by the All Bright Community Center (1287B Commonwealth Avenue Allston) between 1PM – 4 PM and sort through men’s women’s and kids jackets and other winter outerwear.

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Today's the Day! Allston Brighton CDC & ABCD want everyone to stay warm this winter. Stop by the All Bright Community Center (1287B Commonwealth Avenue Allston) between 1PM - 4 PM and sort through...
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Dec 06

Our holiday courtyard has arrived! For a few ...

Our holiday courtyard has arrived! For a few weeks in December and January each year the Gardner Museum horticulture team decks the courtyard garden with flowering jade, silver curry, green aloe, and dark red amaryllis.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Our holiday courtyard has arrived! For a few weeks in December and January each year the Gardner Museum horticulture team decks the courtyard garden with flowering jade, silver curry, green aloe, and...
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Dec 06

Drop by the Education Studio between 11 am an...

Drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 9 for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired by them. Explore the activity: http://bit.ly/2j0qm8P

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 9 for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired by...
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Dec 06

Dec 05

Great turnout of residents and transit advoca...

Great turnout of residents and transit advocates for the MassDOT I-90 Allston Interchange Public Meeting #TransitNotTraffic

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Great turnout of residents and transit advocates for the MassDOT I-90 Allston Interchange Public Meeting #TransitNotTraffic
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Dec 04

Allston Brighton CDC shared their event.

Important community meeting TOMORROW! If you care about safer streets for all users, reducing traffic in the heart of Allston Village, and improved transit (bus and rail) - you need to be at this meeting to tell MassDOT that new transit is essential for economic development, our environment, and quality of life!

    Mass Pike Public Meeting
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Dec 04

Allston Brighton CDC added 2 new photos.

Don't forget to drop off your gently used coats for our coat drive THIS Friday! Allston Brighton CDC is partnering with ABCD to help keep families warm this winter. We are accepting donations at the All Bright Community Center, located at 1287B Commonwealth Ave. We are collecting coats, hats, mittens and gloves. Distribution will be on December 8th. If you are in need of a winter coat, please drop in between 1p - 4p. #AllstonBrightonCares

    Allston Brighton CDC
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Dec 02

Harvard unveils plans for new Allston for 14 ...

Harvard unveils plans for new Allston for 14 acres along Western Avenue

    Harvard unveils plans for new Allston neighborhood - CommonWealth Magazine
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY unveiled some broad brush strokes of its plan to build a new neighborhood along Western Avenue on the edge of its campus in Allston. The project, dubbed variously as Allston North or the Enterprise Research Campus, is an attempt by the university to build a neighborhood that feeds off and reinforces the research(...)
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Dec 01

This zygopetlum hybrid orchid, which appears ...

This zygopetlum hybrid orchid, which appears in the courtyard in late fall/early winter, fills the palace with its bright, unique scent.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This zygopetlum hybrid orchid, which appears in the courtyard in late fall/early winter, fills the palace with its bright, unique scent.
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Dec 01

Isabella Stewart Gardner first met James McNe...

Isabella Stewart Gardner first met James McNeill Whistler at a party she attended with Henry James. Several years later she visited Whistler in his studio in London, where he made this quick pastel portrait of her. Learn more about Isabella’s artistic circle in our Henry James and American Painting exhibition: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella Image: James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903), The Little Note in Yellow and Gold, 1886, chalk and pastel on brown paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella Stewart Gardner first met James McNeill Whistler at a party she attended with Henry James. Several years later she visited Whistler in his studio in London, where he made this quick pastel...
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Nov 29

Once Isabella purchased The Annunciation, the...

Once Isabella purchased The Annunciation, the next challenge was to get it out of Italy at a time when Italy was not too keen on Italian paintings being bought by foreign collectors. Isabella's art dealers the Berensons settled on a daring plan involving a trunk with a false bottom, an art dealer disguised as a travelling salesman, and some dolls! Image: Piermatteo D’Amelia (about 1450 - 1508), The Annunciation, about 1487, tempera on panel. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2AeMUcn

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Once Isabella purchased The Annunciation, the next challenge was to get it out of Italy at a time when Italy was not too keen on Italian paintings being bought by foreign collectors. Isabella's art...
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Nov 29

From Anthony D'Isidoro; Phase 1 of the improv...

From Anthony D'Isidoro; Phase 1 of the improvements to Smith Playground is underway. Phase 1 includes the play area, new water play feature, amphitheater, multipurpose field, basketball courts, a street hockey court, and passive plaza space along Western Avenue.

    Allston Brighton CDC
    From Anthony D'Isidoro; Phase 1 of the improvements to Smith Playground is underway. Phase 1 includes the play area, new water play feature, amphitheater, multipurpose field, basketball courts, a...
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Nov 29

On Saturday, December 2, drop by the studio b...

On Saturday, December 2, drop by the studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm to participate in a portrait-themed project: http://bit.ly/2nilrl1

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On Saturday, December 2, drop by the studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm to participate in a portrait-themed project: http://bit.ly/2nilrl1
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Nov 29

On Thursday, December 7, The Gardner's reside...

On Thursday, December 7, The Gardner's resident chamber orchestra presents The A Far Cry Challenge. Much loved by @A Far Cry these works can be a challenge to audiences. Will you accept the challenge? Learn More: http://bit.ly/2ndj7vs

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On Thursday, December 7, The Gardner's resident chamber orchestra presents The A Far Cry Challenge. Much loved by @A Far Cry these works can be a challenge to audiences. Will you accept the...
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Nov 29

Allston Brighton CDC is feeling grateful.

Thank you SO MUCH to those of you who donated as part of #GivingTuesday yesterday! We couldn't do the work we do without the support of everyday people like you.

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Nov 29

Allston Brighton CDC was feeling grateful.

Thank you SO MUCH to those of you who donated as part of #GivingTuesday yesterday! We couldn't do the work we do without the support of everyday people like you.

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Nov 29

Allston Brighton CDC updated their cover phot...

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Allston Brighton CDC, Allston, MA. 879 likes. Working Together, Building Community
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Nov 29

What could a Harvard Square- Longwood bus rid...

What could a Harvard Square- Longwood bus ride be after rebuilding the Mass Pike #Allston? With West Station, there could be a North/South connection linking Harvard Square with Comm Ave. Don't miss out to have your voice heard at next week's Mass Pike public meeting: Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30pm at the Jackson Mann Community Center!

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    Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.
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Nov 29

Nov 28

Did you know we opened a community center for...

Did you know we opened a community center for people living in our properties this year? Donate as part of #GivingTuesday and help provide tutoring, financial coaching, yoga, and more! http://bit.ly/2hOCrJT

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Did you know we opened a community center for people living in our properties this year? Donate as part of #GivingTuesday and help provide tutoring, financial coaching, yoga, and more!...
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Nov 28

Lend a hand to your neighbor and make a small...

Lend a hand to your neighbor and make a small donation to Allston Brighton CDC here: http://bit.ly/2hOCrJT Funds will support homebuyer education, affordable housing, leadership development, and so much more #GivingTuesday

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Lend a hand to your neighbor and make a small donation to Allston Brighton CDC here: http://bit.ly/2hOCrJT Funds will support homebuyer education, affordable housing, leadership development, and so...
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Nov 28

The Gardner’s Holiday Table is back! Our team...

The Gardner’s Holiday Table is back! Our team is busy laying out china and crystal in the Tapestry Room. This fanciful recreation of Isabella’s holiday table will be on view from November 29 - January 8. #TransformationTuesday

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Gardner's Holiday Table is back! Our team is busy laying out china and crystal in the Tapestry Room. This fanciful recreation of Isabella's holiday table will be on view from November 29 -...
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Nov 28

Even $5 can help change someone's life this #...

Even $5 can help change someone's life this #GivingTuesday. Consider chipping in here: http://bit.ly/2hOCrJT

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Even $5 can help change someone's life this #GivingTuesday. Consider chipping in here: http://bit.ly/2hOCrJT
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Nov 28

There are still tickets left for our November...

There are still tickets left for our November 30 musical evening, Cabaret: Picturing Women. The night will feature music by Stephen Sondheim, Rufus Wainwright, Dolly Parton, and Cole Porter. Don’t miss it! http://bit.ly/2mOgdwN

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    There are still tickets left for our November 30 musical evening, Cabaret: Picturing Women. The night will feature music by Stephen Sondheim, Rufus Wainwright, Dolly Parton, and Cole Porter. Don't...
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Nov 28

Allston Brighton CDC updated their cover phot...

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Allston Brighton CDC, Allston, MA. 878 likes. Working Together, Building Community
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Nov 28

Allston Brighton CDC added an event.

The billion-dollar reconstruction of the Mass Pike Allston interchange is coming! MassDOT's plan is highly auto-oriented, with a new highway and major roads built first and bus and rail projects deferred to the future. We all know our neighborhood is already drowning in traffic. It will only get worse unless big transit improvements come soon. On Dec. 5th, join your neighbors for an introductory overview of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Mass Pike Allston Interchange. Come learn of what MassDOT has planned for the neighborhood and how these plans will impact your transit options and quality of life. There are limited opportunities remaining for residents to voice their concerns on this neighborhood altering project, don't miss out!!

    Mass Pike Public Meeting
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Nov 28

Exploring Constructions of Masculinity

Geoffrey Chadsey: Heroes and Secondaries is on view at the Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave., through Sunday, December 10. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

    Geoffrey Chadsey: Heroes and Secondaries | BU Today | Boston University
    On every wall of BU's Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery hang nearly life-size, full-frontal drawings of male subjects that are by turns menacing, creepy, and undeniably unforgettable. Gazing at them may make you feel as though you've just entered some kind of feverish dreamscape or delirium.
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Nov 27

With large windows looking out into the exter...

With large windows looking out into the exterior Monk’s Garden and abundance of natural light, the Chinese Loggia on the first floor of the Museum connects the Gardner’s lush central courtyard with the natural world outside.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    With large windows looking out into the exterior Monk's Garden and abundance of natural light, the Chinese Loggia on the first floor of the Museum connects the Gardner's lush central courtyard with...
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Nov 27

Are you a Gardner member? Members always rece...

Are you a Gardner member? Members always receive 10% off purchases at our gift shop, and from December 2 - 17 we celebrate Member Shopping Days, when members double their discount for a total of 20% off all merchandise! Learn More: http://bit.ly/2ndCswG

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Are you a Gardner member? Members always receive 10% off purchases at our gift shop, and from December 2 - 17 we celebrate Member Shopping Days, when members double their discount for a total of 20%...
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Nov 27

This #CyberMonday think about Allston Brighto...

This #CyberMonday think about Allston Brighton CDC! Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday season at smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2716278 and Amazon will donate a percentage to Allston Brighton CDC at no additional cost to you!

    AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
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Nov 26

Surprising things can be founds on the walls ...

Surprising things can be founds on the walls of the Gardner Museum. On the left you can see rose pickers in the Worthington Street Entrance. On the right is an advertisement for rose pickers from Isabella Stewart Gardner's era, showing a woman using one.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Surprising things can be founds on the walls of the Gardner Museum. On the left you can see rose pickers in the Worthington Street Entrance. On the right is an advertisement for rose pickers from...
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Nov 26

Host an International Student--Boston

Are you interested in hosting an International high school student from China? We are actively looking for welcoming and supportive host families to open their hearts and homes to students attending private high school beginning in Fall of 2018.

These young people from China are seeking an American academic and cultural experience. They have all completed an international preparatory program, with a proven track record for excelling academically. Our students have been thoroughly screened to ensure they will be a...

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Are you interested in hosting an International high school student from China? We are actively looking for welcoming and supportive host families to open their hearts and homes to students attending private high school beginning in Fall of 2018.

These young people from China are seeking an American academic and cultural experience. They have all completed an international preparatory program, with a proven track record for excelling academically. Our students have been thoroughly screened to ensure they will be a good fit for placement at school and are eager to learn and experience American culture.

What is required to host an international student? Our host families provide:

A comfortable and cultural-enriching environment
Transportation to and from school (students may ride the school bus)
Three nutritious meals each day
A separate bedroom (bathrooms may be shared)
Warm, supportive parental supervision of this young adult

In exchange for opening up your home, you'll enjoy an amazing cultural experience and bond with a student who becomes part of your family. You and your Chinese student will also receive ongoing academic and social support from the highly-skilled and trained staff at New Oasis International Education. Lastly, you will receive a monthly stipend from New Oasis. By hosting you can provide a global experience to your local community - all you have to do is say YES!

Interested please apply today: https://newoasisedu.secure.force.com/HostFamilyApplication/

    Host Family Application
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Nov 25

Isabella Stewart Gardner maintained this char...

Isabella Stewart Gardner maintained this charming book to keep track of her friends’ birthdays. Pioneering psychologist William James, elder brother to Henry James, and artist John Singer Sargent have birthdays back-to-back on the right hand side of the volume.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella Stewart Gardner maintained this charming book to keep track of her friends' birthdays. Pioneering psychologist William James, elder brother to Henry James, and artist John Singer Sargent...
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Nov 25

Please take a moment to vote for Allston Brig...

Please take a moment to vote for Allston Brighton CDC by going to this link, selecting our tile, and clicking the vote button! http://woobox.com/ivhohw Thank You!!

    Boston Volvo Village
    Boston Volvo Village, Allston. 1,411 likes · 107 talking about this · 1,336 were here. Think Volvo, Think Village. The oldest and largest Volvo dealer in New England, and North America's leading...
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Nov 24

Make the Gardner part of your holidays with t...

Make the Gardner part of your holidays with these tree ornaments of Isabella Stewart Gardner and artist pal John Singer Sargent! Shop now: http://bit.ly/2zXeive

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Make the Gardner part of your holidays with these tree ornaments of Isabella Stewart Gardner and artist pal John Singer Sargent! Shop now: http://bit.ly/2zXeive
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Nov 24

Beat the chilly November blues with the yello...

Beat the chilly November blues with the yellows, pinks, and greens of the Gardner Museum Courtyard! We’re open today.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Beat the chilly November blues with the yellows, pinks, and greens of the Gardner Museum Courtyard! We're open today.
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