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Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close f...

Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner’s. His fanciful design for her museum’s majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith, Uniform Design for Theobaldo Travi, 1901-1903, graphite, ink and watercolor on paper.

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    Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner's. His fanciful design for her museum's majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith,...
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15 hours ago

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter beca...

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man she was speaking with about the work was in fact the artist Isabella reportedly said, “I feel that either we will soon become enemies, or also forever, very, very good friends. Come to tea with me this afternoon.” #AndersZorn #OnThisDay Painting: Anders Zorn, The Omnibus (detail), 1892, oil on canvas.

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    Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man...
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16 hours ago

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presid...

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents’ Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

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    We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents' Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ
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Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems t...

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped domes, domed kiosks (chhatris), and arched entrances. The Bara Imambara in nearby Lucknow, a complex of structures built around 1784, with many gateways, courtyards, and monumental facades, may have been the source of the motif. Object: Unknown artist, Tray, about 1880, brass, tin, and lac.

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    Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped...
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39 hours ago

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director ...

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico’s San Marco altarpiece, revealing new insights into the friar-painter’s unorthodox workshop organization and remarkable technical accomplishments. Tickets available now: http://bit.ly/2Ezj8kK

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    On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico's San Marco altarpiece,...
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Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora ...

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!

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    Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!
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2 days ago

Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner...

Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum’s Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB

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    Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum's Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB
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Presidents Day Weekend: A Chance to Explore the City

Fenway Park tours are daily on the hour from 11 am to 5 pm during the off-season. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under, and are available at the ballpark, 4 Yawkey Way. Purchase tickets and find directions here.

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The February Vacation Week Kickoff at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, is Monday, February 19, from 11 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for children 17 and under. Find more information and directions here. 

M.C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, through May 28. The museum is open Friday, February 16, from 10 am to...

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    Presidents Day marks the first three-day weekend of the spring term and since it starts school vacation week, several Boston museums and other venues are hosting free events. It offers a great chance to get out and explore the city, and there's a lot to see and do-from athletic events on campus to outdoor activities, movie screenings, and more.
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3 days ago

One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of...

One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli’s power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to the height of Florence’s golden age of the fifteenth century. Painting: Sandro Botticelli, The Tragedy of Lucretia, 1499-1500, tempera and oil on panel.

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    One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli's power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to...
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3 days ago

Did you know that free, hands-on art activiti...

Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during Saturday drop-in workshops. http://bit.ly/2sBp48c

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    Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum's rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during...
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3 days ago

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, ha...

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem “Stairway of Jade” on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura in the Blue Room with a hand-written label.

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    ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem "Stairway of Jade" on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura...
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Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? ...

Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard’s bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies. Enjoy a drink with friends, explore the galleries, or get messy with a hands-on horticulture project. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2nmCGim

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    Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard's bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies....
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Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth ex...

Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition opens February 22.✨ Explore the renowned Renaissance painter's talent for storytelling, his breathtaking use of color, and his master craftsmanship: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

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    Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition opens February 22.✨ Explore the renowned Renaissance painter's talent for storytelling, his breathtaking use of color, and his master...
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4 days ago

While our Open Studio runs every week, artist...

While our Open Studio runs every week, artist Stephen Hamilton’s work will only be around for two more Saturdays! 😱 Stop in February 17 to view Hamilton’s African deity-inspired work and create a portrait. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spw8ob

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    While our Open Studio runs every week, artist Stephen Hamilton's work will only be around for two more Saturdays! 😱 Stop in February 17 to view Hamilton's African deity-inspired work and create a...
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4 days ago

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Gardner Museum...

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Gardner Museum! ❤️ Take your date (or just yourself) out for a romantic stroll around the Courtyard and stop into Café G for a bite to eat. Wishing you all a lovely day. 💕 Painting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Love’s Greeting, about 1861, oil on panel.

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    Happy Valentine's Day from the Gardner Museum! ❤️ Take your date (or just yourself) out for a romantic stroll around the Courtyard and stop into Café G for a bite to eat. Wishing you all a lovely...
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#TransformationTuesday Keeping everything loo...

#TransformationTuesday Keeping everything looking 💯. Hydrated plants make for a lush and lavish courtyard.

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    TransformationTuesday Keeping everything looking 💯. Hydrated plants make for a lush and lavish courtyard.
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Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gar...

Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gardner Museum; even the smallest spaces have beauty to discover. This handsome carved screen can be found in the second floor passageway between galleries. 🔍

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    Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gardner Museum; even the smallest spaces have beauty to discover. This handsome carved screen can be found in the second floor passageway between galleries. 🔍
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On February 15, forget the winter weather and...

On February 15, forget the winter weather and step inside the warm galleries to reconnect with friends, listen to music, or get your hands dirty with a fun horticulture project during Third Thursdays: Garden Party. Get tickets: http://bit.ly/2nmCGim

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    On February 15, forget the winter weather and step inside the warm galleries to reconnect with friends, listen to music, or get your hands dirty with a fun horticulture project during Third...
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This photo dates back to 1903, the year that ...

This photo dates back to 1903, the year that the Gardner Museum first opened. Even over a hundred years ago, the palace was as lush and vibrant as it is today. When was the first time you visited the Courtyard?

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    This photo dates back to 1903, the year that the Gardner Museum first opened. Even over a hundred years ago, the palace was as lush and vibrant as it is today. When was the first time you visited the...
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