12 hours ago

Nothing says summer quite like sunflower yell...

Nothing says summer quite like sunflower yellow walls! 🌻 The appropriately named Yellow Room showcases Isabella’s love of music, art, and her friendships with the creators in those fields.

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    Nothing says summer quite like sunflower yellow walls! 🌻 The appropriately named Yellow Room showcases Isabella's love of music, art, and her friendships with the creators in those fields.
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35 hours ago

Isabella studied in France, where she picked ...

Isabella studied in France, where she picked up this motto: Think much, speak little, write nothing. Share this quote with the Isabella in your life! Image: Martin Mower, Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917, oil.

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    Isabella studied in France, where she picked up this motto: Think much, speak little, write nothing. Share this quote with the Isabella in your life! Image: Martin Mower, Isabella Stewart Gardner,...
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42 hours ago

Happy Birthday, Rembrandt! 🎂 Not only is this...

Happy Birthday, Rembrandt! 🎂 Not only is this one of his first self portraits, but it’s also the piece that solidified Isabella’s decision to transform her private collection into a public museum. #HatsOffToYouRembrandt Image: Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-Portrait, Age 23, 1629, oil on oak panel.

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    Happy Birthday, Rembrandt! 🎂 Not only is this one of his first self portraits, but it's also the piece that solidified Isabella's decision to transform her private collection into a public museum....
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44 hours ago

Isabella took care to exhibit the work of wom...

Isabella took care to exhibit the work of women artists in the contemporary galleries of her museum. This bust of Maria de Acosta Sargent by Anna Coleman Ladd is one such example! Object: Anna Coleman Ladd, Maria de Acosta Sargent, 1915, bronze.

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    Isabella took care to exhibit the work of women artists in the contemporary galleries of her museum. This bust of Maria de Acosta Sargent by Anna Coleman Ladd is one such example! Object: Anna...
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2 days ago

One of the few nudes in Isabella’s collection...

One of the few nudes in Isabella’s collection, this figure drawing by Whistler shows a beautiful harmony of color. The blues on the fabric are similar to the Summer Blues growing in the Courtyard! 💙 Image: James McNeill Whistler, Lapis Lazuli (detail), 1885-1886, chalk and pastel on brown paper.

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    One of the few nudes in Isabella's collection, this figure drawing by Whistler shows a beautiful harmony of color. The blues on the fabric are similar to the Summer Blues growing in the Courtyard! 💙...
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It’s looking like Christmas in July at the Ga...

It’s looking like Christmas in July at the Gardner! 🎄 These Glory Bowers are some vigorous climbers and are growing strong and tall in the Courtyard. See these red and white beauties in person on your next visit!

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    It's looking like Christmas in July at the Gardner! 🎄 These Glory Bowers are some vigorous climbers and are growing strong and tall in the Courtyard. See these red and white beauties in person on...
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3 days ago

Mark your calendars for July 27 when admissio...

Mark your calendars for July 27 when admission will be free, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays! From martial arts to music performances, there's something fun for everyone. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2MQSi8b

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    Mark your calendars for July 27 when admission will be free, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! From martial arts to music performances, there's something fun for everyone....
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3 days ago

#FarneseFact No, our revelers aren’t at a rav...

#FarneseFact No, our revelers aren’t at a rave (though they would fit right in!). Long-wave ultraviolet light reveals which parts of the sarcophagus had to be recarved. This side was particularly damaged—only the green parts are original!

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    FarneseFact No, our revelers aren't at a rave (though they would fit right in!). Long-wave ultraviolet light reveals which parts of the sarcophagus had to be recarved. This side was particularly...
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3 days ago

Get a close look at the revelers on our Farne...

Get a close look at the revelers on our Farnese sarcophagus at our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition! For the first time in over 100 years, visitors can view this two millennia old work of art from all angles. Enjoy today: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

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    Get a close look at the revelers on our Farnese sarcophagus at our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition! For the first time in over 100 years, visitors can view this two millennia old work of art from...
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4 days ago

Tonight's the night! Drop in for Neighborhood...

Tonight's the night! Drop in for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle, a completely free evening full of dance, music, and performances. Join us from 5 - 9pm for this incredible and unforgettable night. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2tyk6XL

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    Tonight's the night! Drop in for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle, a completely free evening full of dance, music, and performances. Join us from 5 - 9pm for this incredible and unforgettable...
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5 days ago

5 days ago

What’s your favorite color? 🌈 At our Saturda...

What’s your favorite color? 🌈 At our Saturday Open Studios, we’re making botanical-themed monoprints in every color of the rainbow. Drop in from 11 - 4pm this Saturday and make yourself a work of art! http://bit.ly/2KQTLej

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    What's your favorite color? 🌈 At our Saturday Open Studios, we're making botanical-themed monoprints in every color of the rainbow. Drop in from 11 - 4pm this Saturday and make yourself a work of...
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5 days ago

You can’t miss our Medusa Mosaic—it’s the Cou...

You can’t miss our Medusa Mosaic—it’s the Courtyard’s centerpiece! This iconic work of art dates back to 117 AD, where it was first used as a floor for the baths of a villa. Today its beauty is on full display for all to enjoy. Object: Italian, Mosaic Floor: Medusa, 117-138 AD, stone and glass.

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    You can't miss our Medusa Mosaic-it's the Courtyard's centerpiece! This iconic work of art dates back to 117 AD, where it was first used as a floor for the baths of a villa. Today its beauty is on...
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6 days ago

Love this post if this is the face your cat m...

Love this post if this is the face your cat makes when it’s time for dinner. 😾 Made of gilt wood, this sour puss has been around since the 19th century! #TalkAbout9Lives Object: Emmanuel Frémiet, Cat Figurine (detail), 19th century, gilt wood.

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    Love this post if this is the face your cat makes when it's time for dinner. 😾 Made of gilt wood, this sour puss has been around since the 19th century! #TalkAbout9Lives Object: Emmanuel Frémiet,...
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6 days ago

Celebrate the best things in life on July 19 ...

Celebrate the best things in life on July 19 from 5:30 - 9pm for Third Thursdays: Life of the Party! 🎉 Bask in summer’s glow, and enjoy outdoor gardens, music, art-making, and friends. Buy your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2IAFnVs

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    Celebrate the best things in life on July 19 from 5:30 - 9pm for Third Thursdays: Life of the Party! 🎉 Bask in summer's glow, and enjoy outdoor gardens, music, art-making, and friends. Buy your...
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6 days ago

Free Fun Friday is back again at the Gardner ...

Free Fun Friday is back again at the Gardner Museum! Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, your visit on July 27 is on us. This amazing day includes performances, music, food trucks, martial arts, and more! Don’t miss out: http://bit.ly/2MQSi8b (Photo: Ally Schmaling)

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    Free Fun Friday is back again at the Gardner Museum! Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, your visit on July 27 is on us. This amazing day includes performances, music, food trucks, martial...
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Jul 09

The Chinese Loggia is a transitional space be...

The Chinese Loggia is a transitional space between the meticulously curated Courtyard and the more naturally growing Monk’s Garden. The Chinese Buddhist sculptures add to the room’s calming affect and point to Isabella’s interest in and respect for different religious practices.

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    The Chinese Loggia is a transitional space between the meticulously curated Courtyard and the more naturally growing Monk's Garden. The Chinese Buddhist sculptures add to the room's calming affect...
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Jul 09

Summertime, and the Construction Is Ongoing

...s signature fireplaces and ornate details. But the 105-year-old Tudor Revival building at 225 Bay State Road is on target to reopen this fall, and a celebration is on the docket for...

...internally lighted signs with LED lamping, and replacing the poster cases along the sidewalk at 700 Commonwealth Avenue with new LCD electronic display cases...

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    Anyone walking by the Dahod Family Alumni Center-better known as the Castle-might think the renovation is far from finished. Scaffolding and construction fences surround the exterior, and inside, temporary drywall and dust barriers hide the building's signature fireplaces and ornate details.
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Jul 08

Isabella was quite the bookworm! The Gardner ...

Isabella was quite the bookworm! The Gardner Museum’s collection contains over 1,500 rare books, including this copy of Dante’s The Divine Comedy dating back to 1410! Object: Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy (detail), about 1410-1420, ink on vellum.

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    Isabella was quite the bookworm! The Gardner Museum's collection contains over 1,500 rare books, including this copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy dating back to 1410! Object: Dante Alighieri, The...
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Jul 08

In discussing her goals for the Museum with a...

In discussing her goals for the Museum with art historian and connoisseur, Bernard Berenson, Isabella wrote, “Let us aim awfully high. If you don’t aim, you can’t get there.” #LifeAdvice

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    In discussing her goals for the Museum with art historian and connoisseur, Bernard Berenson, Isabella wrote, "Let us aim awfully high. If you don't aim, you can't get there." #LifeAdvice
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Jul 07

Known for using folk art, Middle Eastern, and...

Known for using folk art, Middle Eastern, and Asian motifs, artist Léon Bakst collaborated with celebrated dancer and actress Ida Rubinstein in 1911 for her ballet titled, Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien. This painting is a perfect blend of Isabella’s passions: music, dance, and art! Image: Léon Bakst, Ida Rubinstein as Saint Sebastian (detail), 1911, pencil and watercolor on paper.

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    Known for using folk art, Middle Eastern, and Asian motifs, artist Léon Bakst collaborated with celebrated dancer and actress Ida Rubinstein in 1911 for her ballet titled, Le Martyre de Saint...
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Jul 06

If you ever want a #spoiler about what the Co...

If you ever want a #spoiler about what the Courtyard will showcase next, look no further than our on-site Greenhouse! These Oleanders are waiting in the wings for their debut.

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    If you ever want a #spoiler about what the Courtyard will showcase next, look no further than our on-site Greenhouse! These Oleanders are waiting in the wings for their debut.
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Jul 06

The cigarette butt in this envelope comes fro...

The cigarette butt in this envelope comes from the lips of Johannes Brahms. Isabella kept souvenirs of her friendships with musicians contemporary to her time. During a visit to Austria in 1894, she and Brahms were spotted “having tea together like old friends.”

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    The cigarette butt in this envelope comes from the lips of Johannes Brahms. Isabella kept souvenirs of her friendships with musicians contemporary to her time. During a visit to Austria in 1894, she...
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Jul 06

#FarneseFact Not all X-Rays are used for brok...

#FarneseFact Not all X-Rays are used for broken bones—see those little arrows in this reveler’s chest? It’s actually one of the many pins holding the marble together!

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    FarneseFact Not all X-Rays are used for broken bones-see those little arrows in this reveler's chest? It's actually one of the many pins holding the marble together!
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Jul 06

Watch the Farnese Sarcophagus come alive thro...

Watch the Farnese Sarcophagus come alive through thousands of photographs taken by OpenEndedGroup in this 3D video, part of our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition! Slip on your glasses and visit us today: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

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    Watch the Farnese Sarcophagus come alive through thousands of photographs taken by OpenEndedGroup in this 3D video, part of our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition! Slip on your glasses and visit us...
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Jul 05

#TBT In 1890, William James from the American...

#TBT In 1890, William James from the American Society for Psychical Research wrote to Isabella about his group’s interest in communication with the dead. He solicits her financial support with a sense of humor, asking that she might make a donation “if ‘the spirit moves’ you.”

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    TBT In 1890, William James from the American Society for Psychical Research wrote to Isabella about his group's interest in communication with the dead. He solicits her financial support with a...
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Jul 05

Enjoy an awesome evening full of music and da...

Enjoy an awesome evening full of music and dance performances at Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycles! This free event is inspired by our latest exhibition, Life, Death & Revelry. Save the date: http://bit.ly/2tyk6XL

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    Enjoy an awesome evening full of music and dance performances at Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycles! This free event is inspired by our latest exhibition, Life, Death & Revelry. Save the date:...
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Jul 04

This portrait by Degas depicts Joséphine Gauj...

This portrait by Degas depicts Joséphine Gaujelin, a famous dancer for the Opéra in Paris. Degas chose not to paint her as a charismatic beauty, as was her reputation, and instead rendered her as an unglamorous though incredibly compelling woman. Image: Edgar Degas, Joséphine Gaujelin, 1867, oil on canvas.

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    This portrait by Degas depicts Joséphine Gaujelin, a famous dancer for the Opéra in Paris. Degas chose not to paint her as a charismatic beauty, as was her reputation, and instead rendered her as an...
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Jul 04

Our Saturday Open Studios bring fun all summe...

Our Saturday Open Studios bring fun all summer! Join us in the Studio for a hands-on printmaking project inspired by the theme Life Cycles. See some art then make some art—what could make for a better weekend? Learn more: http://bit.ly/2IrHZVr

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    Our Saturday Open Studios bring fun all summer! Join us in the Studio for a hands-on printmaking project inspired by the theme Life Cycles. See some art then make some art-what could make for a...
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Jul 04

Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸 🎆 We’re closed today...

Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸 🎆 We’re closed today to celebrate, so be sure to visit us tomorrow from 11-9 and enjoy Isabella’s many pieces of US history, including her autographed photo of Teddy Roosevelt! Image: Arthur Hewitt, President Theodore Roosevelt (detail), 1904, platinum print.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸 🎆 We're closed today to celebrate, so be sure to visit us tomorrow from 11-9 and enjoy Isabella's many pieces of US history, including her autographed photo of Teddy...
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Jul 04

Jul 03

Believe it or not, this Japanese case with go...

Believe it or not, this Japanese case with gold, silver, and mother of pearl decorations was actually used as a medicine case back in the 18th century. First aid kits never looked so good! Object: Japanese, Medicine Case (Inro), 18th century, lacquered wood with gold, silver, and mother-of pearl decoration; with lacquer netsuke and silver, copper, and shibuichi alloy ojime.

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    Believe it or not, this Japanese case with gold, silver, and mother of pearl decorations was actually used as a medicine case back in the 18th century. First aid kits never looked so good! Object:...
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Jul 03

#TransformationTuesday Our Chief Horticulturi...

#TransformationTuesday Our Chief Horticulturist, Stan Kozak, and his team aren’t the only ones who care for our Courtyard! Our volunteers work hard every week to make sure the plants are refreshed and looking their best. 🌿

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    TransformationTuesday Our Chief Horticulturist, Stan Kozak, and his team aren't the only ones who care for our Courtyard! Our volunteers work hard every week to make sure the plants are refreshed...
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Jul 02

The Early Italian Room is united by the color...

The Early Italian Room is united by the color gold. One prominent example is Niccolò di Pietro Gerini’s Saint Anthony Abbot with Four Angels. Isabella paired it with the smaller Saint Elizabeth of Hungary painting with its complementary shape and golden color scheme.

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    The Early Italian Room is united by the color gold. One prominent example is Niccolò di Pietro Gerini's Saint Anthony Abbot with Four Angels. Isabella paired it with the smaller Saint Elizabeth of...
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Jul 01

Isabella’s father, David Stewart, was of Scot...

Isabella’s father, David Stewart, was of Scottish descent and made his fortune in the Irish linen trade and mining investments. His inheritance allowed Isabella to create her Museum!

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    Isabella's father, David Stewart, was of Scottish descent and made his fortune in the Irish linen trade and mining investments. His inheritance allowed Isabella to create her Museum!
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Jul 01

The Gardner collection includes some quirky t...

The Gardner collection includes some quirky treasures, like this lock of composer Franz Liszt’s hair)! 💇🏻‍♂️ See this unusual object for yourself by visiting the Isabella’s Relics exhibition in the Vatichino! http://bit.ly/2HsvMQe

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    The Gardner collection includes some quirky treasures, like this lock of composer Franz Liszt's hair)! 💇🏻‍♂️ See this unusual object for yourself by visiting the Isabella's Relics exhibition in the...
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