2 hours ago

Happy Birthday, Rembrandt! 🎂 Not only is this...

Happy Birthday, Rembrandt! 🎂 Not only is this one of his first self portraits, but it’s also the piece that solidified Isabella’s decision to transform her private collection into a public museum. #HatsOffToYouRembrandt Image: Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-Portrait, Age 23, 1629, oil on oak panel.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy Birthday, Rembrandt! 🎂 Not only is this one of his first self portraits, but it's also the piece that solidified Isabella's decision to transform her private collection into a public museum....
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4 hours ago

Isabella took care to exhibit the work of wom...

Isabella took care to exhibit the work of women artists in the contemporary galleries of her museum. This bust of Maria de Acosta Sargent by Anna Coleman Ladd is one such example! Object: Anna Coleman Ladd, Maria de Acosta Sargent, 1915, bronze.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella took care to exhibit the work of women artists in the contemporary galleries of her museum. This bust of Maria de Acosta Sargent by Anna Coleman Ladd is one such example! Object: Anna...
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6 hours ago

Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Charlton Blueberry Festival

The Charlton Arts & Activities Center is excited to offer a summer celebration on July 29 from 10 – 4 where blueberries are just the start of the fun! This family friendly event is fast becoming a Charlton area favorite. There will bea live animal show by Animal Adventures Family Zoo and Rescue Center from 1 – 2, live music, an amateur cooks blueberry bake-off and silent auction in the farmhouse, locally grown blueberries for sale, and pony rides. The address is 4 Dresser Hill Road in Charlton, and more information may be found at http://www.pickyourown.org/PYO.php?PAGGE=/BlueberryFestivals.php&NAME=Chalrton%20Blueberry%20Festival&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.charltonarts.org/blueberry-festival Admission is FREE. You may also email charltonarts7@gmail.com.

    Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Charlton Blueberry Festival
    The Charlton Arts & Activities Center is excited to offer a summer celebration on July 29 from 10 - 4 where blueberries are just the start of the fun! This family friendly event is fast becoming a Charlton area favorite.
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7 hours ago

Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm – Drawing Birds in Their Habitats

This two day New England Wild Flower Society workshop taught by Dorie Petrochko will introduce students to the fascinating world of drawing and painting birds. We will learn how to observe the structure and form of various bird species by field-sketching birds. A small field-painting kit with graphite pencils, micron pens, a small watercolor set, and colored pencils is all you will need to render successful bird studies. Hands-on demonstrations and individual guided instruction and critiques will be offered. Participants will produce a finished portrait of the bird of their choice in its habitat. The sessions will take place at Garden in the Woods on July 28 and 29 from 10:30 – 2:30. $100 for NEWFS members, $115 for nonmembers. Materials not included. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/drawing-birds-in-their-habitats

    Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm - Drawing Birds in Their Habitats
    This two day New England Wild Flower Society workshop taught by Dorie Petrochko will introduce students to the fascinating world of drawing and painting birds. We will learn how to observe the structure and form of various bird species by field-sketching birds.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

9 hours ago

Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22 – The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Show

Each summer, the Berkshire Botanical Garden hosts the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction, when Guild members exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products ranging from furniture to musical instruments. Guild members also provide ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event. Bench below by Jeffrey All of Allwoodwork.

    Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 22 - The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Show
    Each summer, the Berkshire Botanical Garden hosts the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction, when Guild members exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products ranging from furniture to musical instruments. Guild members also provide ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event.
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One of the few nudes in Isabella’s collection...

One of the few nudes in Isabella’s collection, this figure drawing by Whistler shows a beautiful harmony of color. The blues on the fabric are similar to the Summer Blues growing in the Courtyard! 💙 Image: James McNeill Whistler, Lapis Lazuli (detail), 1885-1886, chalk and pastel on brown paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    One of the few nudes in Isabella's collection, this figure drawing by Whistler shows a beautiful harmony of color. The blues on the fabric are similar to the Summer Blues growing in the Courtyard! 💙...
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29 hours ago

Monday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Tree Identification

“I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree.” The trees of New England are both beautiful and an essential part of our flora. This New England Wild Flower Society course will introduce you to 25- 30 common New England trees, emphasizing tree identification as well as natural history. Bring a hand lens and a bag lunch. The first class, on July 23 from 10 – 2, will be held at Garden in the Woods; the second, on July 25, at an off-site location. $106 for NEWFS members, $128 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/tree-identification

    Monday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Tree Identification
    "I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree." The trees of New England are both beautiful and an essential part of our flora. This New England Wild Flower Society course will introduce you to 25- 30 common New England trees, emphasizing tree identification as well as natural history.
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29 hours ago

Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Novel Approaches to Sustainable Horticulture

Several common denominators define sustainable gardens everywhere. Comprehensive soil management, native plantings, water conservation, and reduced lawn size are some of the paths toward sustainable landscapes, regardless of climate or clientele. With the basics covered in other Ecological Landscape Alliance programs, join us on Tuesday, July 24 from 1 – 5 at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemingway Street in Framingham, for the ELA Summer Workshop as we explore new strategies to add to the toolbox to save time, reduce your carbon footprint, and bring a tasty snack to your table as we continue our quest for more sustainable landscapes with some novel approaches.

    Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Novel Approaches to Sustainable Horticulture
    Several common denominators define sustainable gardens everywhere. Comprehensive soil management, native plantings, water conservation, and reduced lawn size are some of the paths toward sustainable landscapes, regardless of climate or clientele.
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29 hours ago

Thursday, August 2 – Sunday, August 5 – Northeast Chapter Dragonfly Society of the Americas Regional Meeting

Massachusetts is generally well-studied for Odonata, but Hampden County has received less attention than most of the state. The Nature Conservancy has invited the Dragonfly Society of the Americas to survey the Stebbins Wildlife Refuge, which includes extensive swamp and floodplain as well as a section of the Connecticut River. The town of Wilbraham has granted us permission to explore its McDonald Farm Nature Preserve, home to the state’s westernmost and farthest-inland Atlantic White Cedar swamp and extensive Sphagnum bog habitat. The Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary has also laid out a welcome mat for us, and we have several other intriguing chunks of habitat to explore. At the top of our target species list are the three species of Stylurus, the Arrow (S. spiniceps), Zebra (S. scudderi), and (most tantalizingly, pictured below) Riverine Clubtail (S. amnicola); Ocellated Darner (Boyeria grafiana); and, of course, as many Somatochlora species as we can find.

    Thursday, August 2 - Sunday, August 5 - Northeast Chapter Dragonfly Society of the Americas Regional Meeting
    Massachusetts is generally well-studied for Odonata, but Hampden County has received less attention than most of the state. The Nature Conservancy has invited the Dragonfly Society of the Americas to survey the Stebbins Wildlife Refuge, which includes extensive swamp and floodplain as well as a section of the Connecticut River.
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It’s looking like Christmas in July at the Ga...

It’s looking like Christmas in July at the Gardner! 🎄 These Glory Bowers are some vigorous climbers and are growing strong and tall in the Courtyard. See these red and white beauties in person on your next visit!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's looking like Christmas in July at the Gardner! 🎄 These Glory Bowers are some vigorous climbers and are growing strong and tall in the Courtyard. See these red and white beauties in person on...
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2 days ago

Mark your calendars for July 27 when admissio...

Mark your calendars for July 27 when admission will be free, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays! From martial arts to music performances, there's something fun for everyone. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2MQSi8b

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Mark your calendars for July 27 when admission will be free, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays! From martial arts to music performances, there's something fun for everyone....
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2 days ago

#FarneseFact No, our revelers aren’t at a rav...

#FarneseFact No, our revelers aren’t at a rave (though they would fit right in!). Long-wave ultraviolet light reveals which parts of the sarcophagus had to be recarved. This side was particularly damaged—only the green parts are original!

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    FarneseFact No, our revelers aren't at a rave (though they would fit right in!). Long-wave ultraviolet light reveals which parts of the sarcophagus had to be recarved. This side was particularly...
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2 days ago

Get a close look at the revelers on our Farne...

Get a close look at the revelers on our Farnese sarcophagus at our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition! For the first time in over 100 years, visitors can view this two millennia old work of art from all angles. Enjoy today: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Get a close look at the revelers on our Farnese sarcophagus at our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition! For the first time in over 100 years, visitors can view this two millennia old work of art from...
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2 days ago

Friday, July 27, 5:00 pm – Cocktails in Great Gardens: The Climbery, Germantown, New York

Featured in The New York Times, Perennial Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens, The Climbery is both a private garden and a not-for-profit foundation. Upon purchasing the property 30 years ago, Barbara Packer admired the one clematis in residence which became the inspiration for what is now the largest private clematis collection in the world. The seven-acre property overlooking the Roeliff Jansen Kill is a whimsical wonderland of garden sculptures, statuary and furnishings, intriguing planters and containers, nine pond gardens, and garden rooms accentuated by fanciful surprises.

    Friday, July 27, 5:00 pm - Cocktails in Great Gardens: The Climbery, Germantown, New York
    Featured in The New York Times, Perennial Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens, The Climber y is both a private garden and a not-for-profit foundation. Upon purchasing the property 30 years ago, Barbara Packer admired the one clematis in residence which became the inspiration for what is now the largest private clematis collection in the world.
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2 days ago

Thursday, July 26, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Evening at Elm Bank: Arts on the Green

Join The Massachusetts Horticultural Society on Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm for the first of its summer music and arts series. This evening will feature an art walk through The Gardens at Elm Bank, located at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley. There will be visual artists and live music for your entertainment. Bring a picnic to enjoy music in the Maple Grove, and wander the gardens. There also will be family art projects for kids. Wine and other beverages will be for sale. Free admission. Visit http://masshort.org for more information.

    Thursday, July 26, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Evening at Elm Bank: Arts on the Green
    Join The Massachusetts Horticultural Society on Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm for the first of its summer music and arts series. This evening will feature an art walk through The Gardens at Elm Bank, located at 900 Washington Street in Wellesley. There will be visual artists and live music for your entertainment.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

School of Fashion Design Debuts Collection 2018

The School of Fashion Design rolled out the red carpet, all the way out in fact, on their block of Newbury Street for “Collection 2018,” their annual fashion show of student fashion designs.

    School of Fashion Design Debuts Collection 2018 - Back Bay Association
    The School of Fashion Design rolled out the red carpet, all the way out in fact, on their block of Newbury Street for "Collection 2018," their annual fashion show of student fashion designs. Pedestrian passers-by were treated to a live fashion show as SFD students and models walked the runway in the school's gallery space and spilled out onto a red carpet on the SFD plaza.
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2 days ago

Saturday, July 21, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Arrangements

On Saturday, July 21 from 1 – 3:30 pm at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, join Anna Fialkoff in using plant materials gathered from Garden in the Woods to create a beautiful arrangement for your home. First we will hike into the Garden to learn best practices for collecting plant materials, and then we’ll head back to the classroom to create a unique display piece. Bring pruners and a container or vase for your arrangement. This New England Wild Flower Society class is $33 for NEWFS members, $40 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/native-arrangements

    Saturday, July 21, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Arrangements
    On Saturday, July 21 from 1 - 3:30 pm at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, join Anna Fialkoff in using plant materials gathered from Garden in the Woods to create a beautiful arrangement for your home.
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2 days ago

3 days ago

Tonight's the night! Drop in for Neighborhood...

Tonight's the night! Drop in for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle, a completely free evening full of dance, music, and performances. Join us from 5 - 9pm for this incredible and unforgettable night. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2tyk6XL

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    Tonight's the night! Drop in for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle, a completely free evening full of dance, music, and performances. Join us from 5 - 9pm for this incredible and unforgettable...
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