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Composer-violinist Charles Martin Loeffler was one of Isabella Stewart Gardner’s closest friends. When Isabella completed her museum, Loeffler used its Music Room to debut “Pagan Poem,” one of his most important compositions. Loeffler and his friend Mabel Hunt Slater gave this cast of Loeffler’s hand to Gardner as Christmas present in 1914. Object: P.P. Caproni and Brother (active 1892 - 1927), Charles Martin Loeffler’s Hand, 1914, plaster.
18 hours ago
The Museum is closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please visit us when we reopen at 11 am tomorrow: http://bit.ly/2zVWvEK
27 hours ago
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36 hours ago
This painting stands out in the Gardner Museum, a French Rococo work hidden in plain sight among Italian Renaissance paintings. What we wonder about is the absence of the titular character. Venus is missing from ‘The Chariot of Venus’! Curators believe this work may be part of a larger painting that was later cut into sections. Image: François Boucher, The Chariot of Venus, 18th Century, oil on canvas.
41 hours ago
Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio on Saturday, November 25! Connect with the Museum’s rich collection through hands-on, interactive, and fun experiences during this drop-in workshop. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2zVIqqX