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23 hours ago

Isabella loved music from around the world an...

Isabella loved music from around the world and within the United States. Her book by musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel is one of the first academic examinations of African American music produced in the 20th century! Object: Henry Edward Krehbiel, Afro-American Folk Songs, 1914, printed ink on paper.

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    Isabella loved music from around the world and within the United States. Her book by musicologist Henry Edward Krehbiel is one of the first academic examinations of African American music produced in...
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38 hours ago

It pays to have artists for friends! The lady...

It pays to have artists for friends! The lady on the left is a sketch depicting Isabella as a Madonna of Charity, illustrated by artist and close friend, Anders Zorn. To the right is a photo of the Palazzo Barbaro, her summer home in Venice that sits along the Grand Canal.

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    It pays to have artists for friends! The lady on the left is a sketch depicting Isabella as a Madonna of Charity, illustrated by artist and close friend, Anders Zorn. To the right is a photo of the...
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39 hours ago

Sound your horns for the lovely Angel’s Trump...

Sound your horns for the lovely Angel’s Trumpet! 🎺 This sculptural bloom has a powerful fragrance and vibrant color that attracts everyone around it. Visit our on-site Greenhouse to experience these beauties.

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    Sound your horns for the lovely Angel's Trumpet! 🎺 This sculptural bloom has a powerful fragrance and vibrant color that attracts everyone around it. Visit our on-site Greenhouse to experience these...
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45 hours ago

#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on t...

#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure’s dress? Those aren’t ancient sequins—they’re actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced infrared luminescence. The special light makes the blue appear bright white!

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    FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure's dress? Those aren't ancient sequins-they're actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced...
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2 days ago

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the w...

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, “The Taj perfect—a pearl.”

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    TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, "The Taj perfect-a pearl."
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2 days ago

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solst...

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining night. Skip the line and buy your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2sVAWiY

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    It's finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining...
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3 days ago

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesso...

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music Lesson (detail), about 1668, oil on canvas.

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    Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music...
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3 days ago

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spann...

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you’ll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your inner artist. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2JDbZ6j

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    Once you've seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you'll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your...
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3 days ago

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for...

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for yourself? Here's what the Boston Globe had to say! Our “cosmic” 3D video installation feels, “like you’re looking at the afterlife.” Read on and visit us today: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    At the Gardner, death gets a new lease on life - The Boston Globe
    The Queen of Spain loved it. Napoleon Bonaparte nearly stole it. Pope Pius VII rescued it. And, when it went up for sale in 1897, near its 1,672nd birthday, Isabella Stewart Gardner had to have it.
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3 days ago

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your calendars for this exciting night: http://bit.ly/2JlFjdc

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    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your...
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4 days ago

Can you tell we’re only halfway through clean...

Can you tell we’re only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery! Object: Imitator of Antonio Rossellino, Virgin and Child, before 1888, marble.

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    Can you tell we're only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery!...
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5 days ago

ParkARTS outdoor neighborhood concerts begin July 10

two shows on Wednesday, July 18, with Swingin’ in the Fens featuring the Chosen at 6:30 p.m. at Ramler Park, 130 Peterborough Street, Fenway and Tom Baker and the Troublemakers at 7 p.m. at McConnell Park, Denny Street, Dorchester.

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7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, with The Woo Factor at Hunt/Almont Park, 40 Almont Street, Mattapan

7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, with Too Rude at Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Allston-Brighton, and

7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, with Scarab – A Journey Tribute at Billings Field, 369 LaGrange Street, West Roxbury

7 p.m. on Friday, July 27, with Lisa Lopes featuring Djim Djob and the Band at Clifford Park, 160 Norfolk Avenue, Roxbury, and

5 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, with Jazz at the Fort featuring the Gregory Groover Jr. Negro Spiritual Project at Highland Park, 58 Beech Glen Street, Roxbury. 

The series ends on Wednesday, August 8, with Them Apples at 7 p.m. at Blackstone Park, 1535 Washington Street, South End.

    ParkARTS outdoor neighborhood concerts begin July 10
    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2018 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series made possible by Berklee College of Music, Bank of America, The Friends of Ramler Park, and the Fenway Civic Association from July 10 to August 8 in parks citywide.The ParkARTS outdoor neighborhood summer concerts are presented free of charge in local City of Boston parks.
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5 days ago

5 days ago

ParkARTS outdoor neighborhood concerts begin July 10

...Swingin’ in the Fens featuring the Chosen at 6:30 p.m. at Ramler Park, 130 Peterborough Street, Fenway and Tom Baker and the Troublemakers at 7 p.m. at McConnell Park, Denny...

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...7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, with The Woo Factor at Hunt/Almont Park, 40 Almont Street, Mattapan; 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, with Chosen at Horatio Harris Park, 85...

...Street, Roxbury; 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, with Too Rude at Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Allston-Brighton; and two shows on Wednesday, July 18, with Swingin’ in the Fens featuring...

...7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, with Scarab – A Journey Tribute at Billings Field, 369 LaGrange Street, West Roxbury; 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, with Juke Joint 5 at Adams...

...Friday, July 27, with Lisa Lopes featuring Djim Djob and the Band at Clifford Park, 160 Norfolk Avenue, Roxbury; and 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 5, with Jazz at the Fort featuring...

...Jazz at the Fort featuring the Gregory Groover Jr. Negro Spiritual Project at Highland Park, 58 Beech Glen Street, Roxbury.  The series ends onWednesday, August 8, with Them Apples at 7 p.m. at...

...series ends onWednesday, August 8, with Them Apples at 7 p.m. at Blackstone Park, 1535 Washington Street, South End...

    ParkARTS outdoor neighborhood concerts begin July 10
    The Boston Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2018 ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concert Series made possible by Berklee College of Music, Bank of America, The Friends of Ramler Park, and the Fenway Civic Association from July 10 to August 5 in parks citywide.
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5 days ago

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a...

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella’s best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see performances in the old Music Room!

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    Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella's best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see...
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6 days ago

6 days ago

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the cons...

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀

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    Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀
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6 days ago

Landscape architecture is a real art form, bu...

Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn’t recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably designed and aesthetically beautiful. 🌸

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    Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn't recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably...
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6 days ago

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he...

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕

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    Happy Father's Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕
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Jun 16

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more l...

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them reset. He then gifted the glass to Isabella in 1919. Object: French, Fragments from Reims Cathedral, 18th century, stained glass.

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    These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them...
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Jun 15

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night long. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Jj61HP

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    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night...
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Jun 15

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always sh...

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always shining—what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don’t let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is plenty prickly!

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    It's June, it's hot out, the sun is always shining-what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don't let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is...
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Jun 15

10 Summer Student Discounts You’ll Love

Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston

Regal Fenway Stadium 13, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston

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66 Long Wharf, Boston

112 Salem St., Boston

Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston

636 Beacon St., Boston

Boston Visitor Information Center, Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston

AMC Loews Boston Common 19, 175 Tremont St., Boston

    10 Summer Student Discounts You'll Love | BU Today | Boston University
    Bargains on summer fun in and around Boston Looking to explore Boston on a budget this summer? Did you know that simply by showing your Terrier card, you're entitled to all kinds of discounts for events and sites in and around the city?
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Jun 14

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M...

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work—he’s the author of Peter Pan! 🧚‍♀️ #TBT Image: Unknown, Barrie and Henry James on a Street in London, 1910, ink on newspaper.

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    CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work-he's the author of Peter Pan!...
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Jun 14

Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter?...

Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter? ✅ Tons of fun? ✅ We’ve got it all at tonight’s Teen Takeover: Glow From Within! So what are you waiting for? Join us form 5:30 - 8pm for this awesome event. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2J5ADIh

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    Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter? ✅ Tons of fun? ✅ We've got it all at tonight's Teen Takeover: Glow From Within! So what are you waiting for? Join us form 5:30 - 8pm for this awesome...
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Jun 14

Life, Death & Revelry is now open! For the fi...

Life, Death & Revelry is now open! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and be sure to experience this once in a lifetime show: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

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    Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and...
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Jun 14

Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & R...

Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and be sure to experience this once in a lifetime show: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and...
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Jun 13

A courtly couple decorate the center of this ...

A courtly couple decorate the center of this Iranian ceramic plate. The Naskhi inscription around them reads, “The heart is branded with the grief of your love on its soul; separation from you makes the world like a prison; that heart that has not the patience for union with you, alas that it can suffer through separation.” 💔 Image: Iranian, Ceramic Plate: A Courtly Couple, about 1208, fritware with overglaze-painted luster design and splashes of turquoise.

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    A courtly couple decorate the center of this Iranian ceramic plate. The Naskhi inscription around them reads, "The heart is branded with the grief of your love on its soul; separation from you makes...
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Jun 13

Ever visit the Gardner Museum feeling inspire...

Ever visit the Gardner Museum feeling inspired to create, but don’t know where to start? Join us for our upcoming Saturday Open Studio to get your creative energy out on paper! Plan your visit now: http://bit.ly/2JAI65N

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    Ever visit the Gardner Museum feeling inspired to create, but don't know where to start? Join us for our upcoming Saturday Open Studio to get your creative energy out on paper! Plan your visit now:...
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Jun 13

Only one more day until the opening of Life, ...

Only one more day until the opening of Life, Death & Revelry! Join us tomorrow in Hostetter Gallery and take in the rich beauty and history of our Farnese Sarcophagus. A 3D video of the sarcophagus’ most intricate details won’t be something to miss. Tell your friends and be sure to visit our exhibition page to watch the Making of Maenads & Satyrs video: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

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    Only one more day until the opening of Life, Death & Revelry! Join us tomorrow in Hostetter Gallery and take in the rich beauty and history of our Farnese Sarcophagus. A 3D video of the sarcophagus'...
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Jun 13

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