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20 hours ago

One thing’s for sure: Sargent was a master at...

One thing’s for sure: Sargent was a master at gestural brushstrokes! This towering Spanish Madonna wears a shimmering halo and robes that cascade gold. Her outfit is completed not by meticulous details, but in the viewer’s imagination. Image: John Singer Sargent, A Spanish Madonna, about 1879, oil on panel.


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36 hours ago

To complement the nasturtium’s vibrant orange...

To complement the nasturtium’s vibrant orange color, these lollipop plants add a touch of sunny glow to our lush Courtyard. 🧡 What’s your favorite plant at the Gardner Museum?


42 hours ago

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Cele...

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Celebrities,” a conversation exploring relic collecting from the Renaissance to the Gilded Age. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2EMBomY


47 hours ago

Q&A: State Rep. Candidate Elugardo Pushing for Progressive Legislation, Leadership at State House

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    Q&A: State Rep. Candidate Elugardo Pushing for Progressive Legislation, Leadership at State House
    Jamaica Plain resident Nika Elugardo is running as a Democratic challenger to state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez for the 15th Suffolk/Norfolk District. She spoke about why she's running, how she helped people stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure, that there's too much progressive legislation sitting in the House Ways and Means Committee chaired by Sanchez [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

47 hours ago

JP Residents Prepare for Dedham Choral Society Concert at Jordan Hall on April 29th

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    JP Residents Prepare for Dedham Choral Society Concert at Jordan Hall on April 29th
    Under the musical direction of Jamaica Plain resident Jonathan Barnhart, the Dedham Choral Society concludes its 2017-18 season with a concert entitled "Haydn and Mozart in Salzburg" at Jordan Hall on April 29th. The concert is featuring soloists, including soprano Susan Consoli, mezzo-soprano Thea Lobo, tenor Jesse Darden, and baritone Ulysses Thomas, a full orchestra [...]
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2 days ago

2 days ago

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist ...

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist (ie bits of deceased saints 😱), but the relics of today can come in several forms. We want to know #WhatsYourRelic. Let us know in the comment section what items you hold dear and be sure to visit our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition to see the reliquaries that inspired the hashtag: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


2 days ago

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back t...

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back to 1900. #NoFilter In keeping with Isabella’s vision, we strive to keep the Courtyard as she intended, which includes using cuttings and seedlings that date back to Isabella herself!


2 days ago

Did you know members get in for free to ALL T...

Did you know members get in for free to ALL Third Thursdays? Now through May 17, get two free guest passes and savings on a year-long membership when you use Promo Code FUN2018! Join now: http://bit.ly/2qjPO8C


2 days ago

The John F. Kennedy Stem Innovation School's ...

The John F. Kennedy Stem Innovation School's pilot program was honored by EdVestors. It's a pretty cool program -- read about it!

    JP's JFK STEM Innovation School's Pilot Program Honored by Non-Profit EdVestors
    The John F. Kennedy STEM Innovation School was honored at non-profit EdVestor's 16th Annual Urban Education Showcase on April 10th. The JFK STEM Innovation School, located on Bolster Street in JP, was one of 10 Boston school-based projects recognized at the showcase that previously received seed investments of $10,000 each from EdVestors' School Solutions Seed Fund.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame...

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame you—our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power makes for an amazing day! Drop by this Saturday for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EJHUut


2 days ago

This weekend the Open Theatre Project is pres...

This weekend the Open Theatre Project is presenting a one-woman performance that's part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence

    Open Theatre Project Counteracts Gun Violence With Creativity in JP on April 22
    On the weekend of the anniversary of the Columbine shootings, Open Theatre Project and Moms Demand Action are teaming up to present a staged reading of "Natural Shocks" by Lauren Gunderson in Jamaica Plain. This reading is part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence and proceeds from this event will go [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Open Theatre Project Counteracts Gun Violence With Creativity in JP on April 22

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    Open Theatre Project Counteracts Gun Violence With Creativity in JP on April 22
    On the weekend of the anniversary of the Columbine shootings, Open Theatre Project and Moms Demand Action are teaming up to present a staged reading of "Natural Shocks" by Lauren Gunderson in Jamaica Plain. This reading is part of a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence and proceeds from this event will go [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewi...

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewing, created a striking contrast between the precisely modeled face and arms, and the feathery brushstrokes of the dress. Isabella hung the painting in the Yellow Room, a setting perfectly attuned to the hue of the woman’s dress. Image: Thomas Wilmer Dewing, A Lady in Yellow, 1888, oil on panel.


3 days ago

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE ...

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE featuring award winning jazz and world music vocalist and Grammy award nominee, Gretchen Parlato! Score tickets to this inspiring event: http://bit.ly/2GIYxbG


3 days ago

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico...

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico’s masterpieces. For the first time in over 200 years, all four of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries are reunited. Don’t miss out on this heavenly experience! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


3 days ago

What are you doing this weekend? Volunteers a...

What are you doing this weekend? Volunteers are wanted for 4 neighborhood cleanups.

    Volunteers Wanted for Multiple JP Neighborhood Cleanups on April 21st
    Help the community looking good this Saturday as there will be cleanups in four different neighborhoods. Volunteers are wanted and there will be various things to do, so if you can't do heavy lifting -- that's fine! Tools and gloves will be provided, just be ready to get down and dirty for JP.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

Volunteers Wanted for Multiple JP Neighborhood Cleanups on April 21st

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    Volunteers Wanted for Multiple JP Neighborhood Cleanups on April 21st
    Help the community looking good this Saturday as there will be cleanups in four different neighborhoods. Volunteers are wanted and there will be various things to do, so if you can't do heavy lifting -- that's fine! Tools and gloves will be provided, just be ready to get down and dirty for JP.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

April Vacation Week is finally here! 🌷 Join u...

April Vacation Week is finally here! 🌷 Join us today from 11 - 4:30 pm for a day full of art making and musical performances. Bring the fam: http://bit.ly/2EH2z2d


3 days ago

The Bread and Puppet Theater returns to Spont...

The Bread and Puppet Theater returns to Spontaneous Celebrations with "The Basic Bye-Bye Show" opening on April 19th

    Bread & Puppet's Play 'The Basic Bye-Bye Show' Opens in JP on April 19th
    Bread & Puppet Theater returns for four shows starting April 19th at Spontaneous Celebrations with its new play, "The Basic Bye-Bye Show." The play is a manifesto inspired by Albrecht Dürer's apocalyptic woodcuts and the daily news. "The Basic Bye-Bye Show originally set out to define and illuminate the need for basic bye-byes in our [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

JP’s JFK STEM Innovation School’s Pilot Program Honored by Non-Profit EdVestors

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/18/jps-jfk-stem-innovation-schools-pilot-program-recognized-by-non-profit-edvestors)

    JP's JFK STEM Innovation School's Pilot Program Honored by Non-Profit EdVestors
    The John F. Kennedy STEM Innovation School was honored at non-profit EdVestor's 16th Annual Urban Education Showcase on April 10th. The JFK STEM Innovation School, located on Bolster Street in JP, was one of 10 Boston school-based projects recognized at the showcase that previously received seed investments of $10,000 each from EdVestors' School Solutions Seed Fund.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

4 days ago

#TransformationTuesday Our conservation techn...

#TransformationTuesday Our conservation technician, Sarah Towers, painstakingly restores the guilded frame for Joseph London Smith’s painting “Adoration of the Kings.” A project like this can take as long as 100 hours to complete!


4 days ago

Treat yourself on April 18 to a day full of a...

Treat yourself on April 18 to a day full of activities during April School Vacation Week! From an electric violin performance to designing your own origami power gem, there’s loads to experience and create. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EH2z2d


4 days ago

Bread & Puppet’s Play ‘The Basic Bye-Bye Show’ Opens in JP on April 19th

Business

    Bread & Puppet's Play 'The Basic Bye-Bye Show' Opens in JP on April 19th
    Bread & Puppet Theater returns for four shows starting April 19th at Spontaneous Celebrations with its new play, "The Basic Bye-Bye Show." The play is a manifesto inspired by Albrecht Dürer's apocalyptic woodcuts and the daily news. "The Basic Bye-Bye Show originally set out to define and illuminate the need for basic bye-byes in our [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

Isabella thought the painting on the right (J...

Isabella thought the painting on the right (Juana of Austria and a Young Girl) was a Titian, and therefore hung it in the Titian room opposite his Europa painting. Although not by Titian, it was painted at the same time that the Europa painting arrived at the Spanish court. Image: Sofonisba Anguissola, Juana of Austria and a Young Girl, 1561-1562, oil on canvas.


5 days ago

Centre Street is getting specialty store, Cac...

Centre Street is getting specialty store, Cacao, which will serve chocolate, freshly roasted nuts and more. Sounds tasty!

    New Business Alert: Cacao - Will Be Serving Up Chocolate and Nuts on Centre Street
    Attention chocolate lovers! You're going to be excited about a new business coming to Centre Street. Cacao will be opening later this spring and offering up delicious chocolate treats, freshly roasted nuts and more. "It's a nut and chocolate shop," said Cacao's owner Leo Baez to Jamaica Plain News.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

ISO Volunteers! The Egleston Farmers Market i...

ISO Volunteers! The Egleston Farmers Market is a great opportunity for people who care about local food, the local economy, and bringing our community together to pitch in. We are recruiting volunteers to join the team for the 2018 season with a range of activities from the market-day street team to managing social media and calendars. Interested? Submit the form linked below to learn more.

    Volunteer Interest Form
    Egleston Square Farmers Market is a vendor-managed, volunteer and community-led initiative to make fresh, locally-grown food accessible to residents of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, while supporting the local economy. The Egleston Farmers Market is a great opportunity for people who care about local food, the local economy, and bringing our community together to pitch in.
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5 days ago

#HeadsUp The Gardner Museum is closed today f...

#HeadsUp The Gardner Museum is closed today for Patriot’s Day! Since we are regularly closed on Tuesdays, please plan on visiting us this Wednesday when we re-open. See you soon!


5 days ago

New Business Alert: Cacao — Will Be Serving Up Chocolate and Nuts on Centre Street

Business

    New Business Alert: Cacao - Will Be Serving Up Chocolate and Nuts on Centre Street
    Attention chocolate lovers! You're going to be excited about a new business coming to Centre Street. Cacao will be opening later this spring and offering up delicious chocolate treats, freshly roasted nuts and more. "It's a nut and chocolate shop," said Cacao's owner Leo Baez to Jamaica Plain News.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

6 days ago

The Haven is hiring for front of house positi...

The Haven is hiring for front of house positions. Part time and Full time. Experience preferred. Contact: thehavenjp@gmail.com

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