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
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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.
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.
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.
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
Fresh squeezed 🍊 . Orange trees are populating our onsite greenhouse, giving it some punchy, citrus flair! #FloridaInFebruary
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
Take a moonlit stroll around the Courtyard and witness the Gardner Museum sparkling under the stars! We’re open until 9 pm every Thursday. 💫
#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.
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.