Feb 27

Our March Third Thursday has a heavenly twist...

Our March Third Thursday has a heavenly twist. On 3/15 stop by for Third Thursdays: Heaven on Earth, inspired by our Fra Angelico exhibition. Enjoy performances, activities, and golden halos and drink in the Museum at night! http://bit.ly/2CL0lOC


Feb 27

Feb 26

Enjoy the splendor of the Veronese Room, star...

Enjoy the splendor of the Veronese Room, starting with this work by Paolo Veronese himself. The beauty of Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine matches and enhances the Venice-inspired room. Work: Paolo Veronese (1528 - 1588), Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine, about 1575, pen and brown ink and wash.


Feb 25

In preparation for his masterpiece, El Jaleo,...

In preparation for his masterpiece, El Jaleo, John Singer Sargent created an album’s worth of gestural figure sketches. These studies not only helped Sargent capture the vibrant energy of Gypsy dancers, but were also gifted to Isabella Stewart Gardner. Image: John Singer Sargent, Study for El Jaleo: Seated Woman’s Head, 1881, charcoal on paper with splatters of oil paint.


Feb 24

Looking like a scene out of Bambi, this Chine...

Looking like a scene out of Bambi, this Chinese snuff bottle measures only three inches high! #DetailsOnPoint Object: Chinese, Snuff Bottle, 1736-1795, enameled porcelain.


Feb 24

On Sunday, March 4, Boston-based pianist, Din...

On Sunday, March 4, Boston-based pianist, Dina Vainshtein and New England Conservatory alumnus cellist Brannon Cho team up for a program that spans musical periods and styles. 🎶 Get tickets: http://bit.ly/2CDyqQz


Feb 23

Fresh squeezed 🍊 . Orange trees are populatin...

Fresh squeezed 🍊 . Orange trees are populating our onsite greenhouse, giving it some punchy, citrus flair! #FloridaInFebruary


Feb 23

You may know Fra Angelico for his shimmering ...

You may know Fra Angelico for his shimmering golds, but The Boston Globe is even more dazzled by his heavenly color palette! Read on to learn more about our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition’s incredible masterpieces: http://bit.ly/2ELxhMB


Feb 22

Take a moonlit stroll around the Courtyard an...

Take a moonlit stroll around the Courtyard and witness the Gardner Museum sparkling under the stars! We’re open until 9 pm every Thursday. 💫


Feb 22

#ThrowbackThursday A huge fan of opera, Isabe...

#ThrowbackThursday A huge fan of opera, Isabella treasured this autographed platinum print of Japanese opera singer Tamaki Miura, who performed as Cio-Cio-san in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Image: Victor George, Tamaki Miura, 1915, platinum print.


Feb 22

Today’s the day! Join us for the opening of o...

Today’s the day! Join us for the opening of our incredible exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth.✨ Reunited at last, Fra Angelico’s four jewel-like reliquaries tell the story of the Virgin Mary’s life. Read on: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE Painting: Fra Angelico, The Dormition of the Virgin (detail), 1431-1435, on panel. Museo di San Marco, Florence – Polo Museale della Toscana.


Feb 22

Feb 21

Branching off her head like butterfly antenna...

Branching off her head like butterfly antennae, Isabella crowned herself with two diamonds the size of walnuts for the Copley Hall dance in 1886. 💎 #ShineBrightLikeADiamond


Feb 21

Visit the Gardner Museum for Fra Angelico: He...

Visit the Gardner Museum for Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, starting February 22. ✨ This exhibition highlights the stunning color, detail, and depth of Fra Angelico’s masterpieces. Why wait, see it now: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


Feb 21

Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the l...

Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the last Saturday Open Studio featuring visiting artist Stephen Hamilton’s iconography-inspired workshop. Bring a friend or the family to create a portrait inspired by his work. Mark your calendar: http://bit.ly/2sFwK9x

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the last Saturday Open Studio featuring visiting artist Stephen Hamilton's iconography-inspired workshop. Bring a friend or the family to create a portrait...
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Feb 21

Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collec...

Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through fun, hands-on art-making experiences each week. Get messy during Saturday Open Studios, free with admission: http://bit.ly/2sBp48c

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Feb 21

Feb 20

#TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our ...

#TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Three of the show’s masterpieces have come all the way from the Museo di San Marco, Florence to be reunited with the Gardner’s Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin. #FamilyReunion 🇮🇹

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    TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Three of the show's masterpieces have come all the way from the Museo di San Marco, Florence to be reunited with...
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Feb 19

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacati...

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall, artmaking in the Studio, and much, much more! Learn more or get tickets: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We're thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall,...
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Feb 18

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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Feb 18

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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Feb 18

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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Feb 18

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Feb 17

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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Feb 17

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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Feb 16

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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Feb 16

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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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Feb 15

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.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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Feb 15

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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Feb 15

#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.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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Feb 15

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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Feb 14

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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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Feb 14

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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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Feb 14

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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Feb 14

Coming Attractions: February 14 through 27– What Will Light Your Fire

BU Cinemateque at 640 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA

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19 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA

At the Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, through June 3

Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

An Education in Prudence by Stefan Lanfer. Directed by Pascale Florestal. Staged by the Open Theatre Project at St. John’s Church, 1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA, through February 24.

Nomad Americana by Kira Rockwell. Directed by Damon Krometis. Staged by Fresh Ink at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, through February 17.

...Bard and the human spirit, in the mode of Shakespeare in Love, perhaps. “Set in 1942 Providence, the play follows the women of the fictional Oberon Playhouse, who endeavor to continue with...

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange. Directed by Dayenne CB Walters. Staged by Praxis Stage at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA, February 15 through 26.

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by A.Nora Long. Staged by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston 140 Clarendon Street, Boston, February 23 through March 25.

Ripe Frenzy by Jennifer Barclay. Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. A New Rep co-production with the Boston Center for American Performance at Studio ONE, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, February 24 through March 11.

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At the First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

At Sanders Theatre/Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

At Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: February 14 through 27- What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film The MFA presents a new festival of recent films from Japan. The films with individual links are listed below. A complete overview of the schedule is here.
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Feb 13

#TransformationTuesday Keeping everything loo...

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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday Keeping everything looking 💯. Hydrated plants make for a lush and lavish courtyard.
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Feb 13

Public Improvement Commission Hearing

On a joint petition by BCH 819 Beacon Street LLC and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for the Abandonment of any and all rights...

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On a joint petition by 130 Northern Avenue LLC and 140 Northern Avenue LLC for the Abandonment of any and all rights to travel the public may have had on Pier 4 Place (private way open to public travel), South Boston, between Northern Avenue and Harbor Shore Drive. (NB 2/1/2018)

On a joint petition by 130 Northern Avenue LLC and 140 Northern Avenue LLC for the Abandonment of any and all rights to travel the public may have had on Pier 4 Place (private way open to public travel), South Boston, between Northern Avenue and Harbor Shore Drive. (NB 2/1/2018)

On a joint petition by 130 Northern Avenue LLC and 140 Northern Avenue LLC for the Layout Approval of a new private way (open to public travel) known as Pier 4 Boulevard, South Boston, between Northern Avenue and Harbor Shore Drive. (NB 2/1/2018)

As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Albany Street, 100 E Newton St, 650 Albany St, 609 Albany St, Boston, 1 sheet dated November, 2017.

As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Albany Street, 100 E Newton St, 650 Albany St, 609 Albany St, Boston, 1 sheet dated November, 2017.

As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Grant of Location Plan, Albany Street, 100 E Newton St, 650 Albany St, 609 Albany St, Boston, 1 sheet dated November, 2017.

As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Sidewalk Cafe, 370 Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay, 2 sheets dated February 5, 2018.

240 Devonshire Street, Federal Street, Winthrop Square; Boston Proper – Earth Retention License – On a joint petition by MCAF Winthrop LLC and the Boston Redevelopment Authority

450 Summer Street, C Street, D Street; South Boston – Discontinuance, Specific Repairs, Earth Retention License – On a set of joint petitions by OH NBH Owner LLC and the Massachusetts Port Authority

2451 Washington Street, Guild Row; Roxbury – Pedestrian Easement, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by 2451 Washington LLC

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    Public Improvement Commission Hearing
    The Boston Public Improvement Commission will be having a hearing on February 15 at 10:00 a.m. Public Hearing On a joint petition by BCH 819 Beacon Street LLC and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for the Abandonment of any and all rights to travel the public may have had on a portion of Munson Street (private way open to public travel), Boston Proper, from its southeasterly terminus to a point approximately 90 feet northwesterly.
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Feb 12

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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Feb 12

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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Feb 12

Kilachand Center’s New MRI Scanner Yields Outstanding Data

“Everything went swimmingly and the computers are churning away at the data,” says Perrachione, who was part of a small team of BU researchers who worked closely on the CNC with Payette, the Boston architectural firm that designed the Kilachand Center, at 610 Commonwealth Avenue.

    Kilachand Center MRI Scanner Yields Outstanding Data | BU Today | Boston University
    Neuroscientist Tyler Perrachione, who studies speech and language, is starting a new research project-decoding what the human brain is hearing when the person is listening to speech. The Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences assistant professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences recently walked out of his office, crossed Commonwealth Avenue, and entered the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering's Cognitive Neuroimaging Center (CNC).
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Feb 11

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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