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This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family ...

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1902. The coat of arms is normally in the Museum’s Long Gallery, but is currently in our conservation labs being researched and restored.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker's Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to...
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2 hours ago

This is the last weekend for members to doubl...

This is the last weekend for members to double their discount at Gift at the Gardner! Members enjoy 20% off all regularly priced merchandise during Member Shopping Days. Join now and find the perfect holiday gift today: http://bit.ly/2ndCswG

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This is the last weekend for members to double their discount at Gift at the Gardner! Members enjoy 20% off all regularly priced merchandise during Member Shopping Days. Join now and find the perfect...
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6 hours ago

Monday, May 14 – Thursday, May 24 – England: Chelsea & the English Gardens of the Bohemians

Join Pacific Horticulture May 14 – 24, 2018 and discover the extraordinary gardens of England’s bohemians, the artistic set made up of writers, philosophers, intellectuals, and artists in the early 20th century. We’ll explore the masterful gardens at Sissinghurst Castle created by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson, and Charleston’s walled garden (pictured) created by the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant while spending a half a day at its famed annual literary festival. We’ll also visit Farley Farmhouse, Nymans, and Virginia Wolfe’s home and garden, Monk’s House. This area of southern England also includes one of its greatest gardens, Great Dixter designed by Sir Christopher Lloyd. It and other gardens in this region will be on the itinerary, including lunch and a tour of the gardens at Gravetye Manor.

    Monday, May 14 - Thursday, May 24 - England: Chelsea & the English Gardens of the Bohemians
    Join Pacific Horticulture May 14 - 24, 2018 and discover the extraordinary gardens of England's bohemians, the artistic set made up of writers, philosophers, intellectuals, and artists in the early 20th century.
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6 hours ago

Wreath of the Day – A Mother’s Legacy

Back in the early 1970’s, past President Jackie Blombach and her late mother did a craft project together, using nuts to piece together holiday wreaths. The wreaths existed happily for many seasons but this past week she dismantled the materials to use during our wreath project.  As she attached some of these materials to the wreath below, she noted that the decorations hadn’t been touched by anyone other than her mother for over forty years. The Victorian della Robbia confection below is worthy of its history.

    Wreath of the Day - A Mother's Legacy
    Back in the early 1970's, past President Jackie Blombach and her late mother did a craft project together, using nuts to piece together holiday wreaths. The wreaths existed happily for many seasons but this past week she dismantled the materials to use during our wreath project.
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The jades (Crassula argentea) in the courtyar...

The jades (Crassula argentea) in the courtyard have been raised in the Museum’s greenhouse for many years. The largest of them, with trunks five to six inches in diameter, are over 60 years old! Their small starry white flowers cover their large spreading branches over three feet high.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The jades (Crassula argentea) in the courtyard have been raised in the Museum's greenhouse for many years. The largest of them, with trunks five to six inches in diameter, are over 60 years old!...
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22 hours ago

MEDIA AVAILABILTY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Boston Police Department and the Harvard Club Host PAL Holiday Celebration for Children

WHERE:       The Harvard Club, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

    MEDIA AVAILABILTY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Boston Police Department and the Harvard Club Host PAL Holiday Celebration for Children
    WHO: Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross, BPD Command Staff members, Boston Police Activities/Athletic League (PAL) Board members, and Harvard Club members WHAT: BPD Chief William Gross and the Harvard Club will host a lunch for 50 Boston inner city children, th
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26 hours ago

YOU make it possible for BCA artists to take ...

YOU make it possible for BCA artists to take risks and develop new works that enrich the community for YOU. Please make a tax-deductible gift to BCA Annual Fund before the end of the year! https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n41000002K88WAAS

    Boston Center for the Arts
    YOU make it possible for BCA artists to take risks and develop new works that enrich the community for YOU. Please make a tax-deductible gift to BCA Annual Fund before the end of the year!...
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28 hours ago

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family ...

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1902. The coat of arms is normally in the Museum’s Long Gallery, but is currently in our conservation labs being researched and restored.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker's Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to...
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30 hours ago

Wreath of the Day – Devil’s Claw

Member Glenda Mattes brought in some unique pods called Devil’s Claws (Harpagophytum procumbens) , sent to her by cousins in Lincoln County, Kansas. The pods, according to Wikipedia, are in the sesame family and are native to southern Africa. You can see an example put to good use in the wreath below. They are the pincer-like thin items on either side of the middle of the wreath.

    Wreath of the Day - Devil's Claw
    Member Glenda Mattes brought in some unique pods called Devil's Claws (Harpagophytum procumbens ) , sent to her by cousins in Lincoln County, Kansas. The pods, according to Wikipedia, are in the sesame family and are native to southern Africa. You can see an example put to good use in the wreath below.
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33 hours ago

Thursday, December 21 – Winter Solstice with The Trustees

The Trustees are celebrating the Winter Solstice on December 21 at a number of different venues. Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich is the site of a Winter Solstice Walk from 5 – 6:30, and Fruitlands Solstice Stroll in Harvard from 4:30 – 6:30 features a candlelit walk followed by hot chocolate and s’mores around the outdoor firepit. The Old Manse in Concord hosts Illumination Night with hot cider and rum, and Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich is where you’ll get to attend the somewhat strenuous Dunes to Tavern Solstice Stroll (6:30 – 9:30).  Powisset Farm in Dover will hold Mindfulness on the Farm (bring a mat), as well as a Fondue Dinner,  and for those near Governor Hutchinson’s Field in Milton, enjoy a fire dance performance at Solstice Illumination Night from 6 – 8. Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough holds a Farmstead Solstice Stroll, and both Francis William Bird Park in Walpole and the Ward Reservation in Andover and North Andover are putting on Winter Solstice Celebrations.  Fees and times vary, so to check them all out visit www.thetrustees.org.

    Thursday, December 21 - Winter Solstice with The Trustees
    The Trustees are celebrating the Winter Solstice on December 21 at a number of different venues. Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich is the site of a Winter Solstice Walk from 5 - 6:30, and Fruitlands Solstice Stroll in Harvard from 4:30 - 6:30 features a candlelit walk followed by hot chocolate and s'mores around the outdoor firepit.
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36 hours ago

Luxe living with a Harvard touch

The nine-room, three-bedroom condo at 380 Commonwealth Ave. — among five units that are part of The Residences at the Harvard Club — has an asking price of $6.3 million.

    Luxe living with a Harvard touch
    The new owner of a spacious luxury condo overlooking Boston's Commonwealth Avenue will get direct access - for an additional membership fee - to the amenities offered by the Harvard Club next door, including a gym, squash court, two restaurants and banquet facilities.The nine-room, three-bedroom condo at 380 Commonwealth Ave.
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Boston.com was live — at Boston Symphony Orch...

We’re live from the BSO, where the Boston Pops are performing a collection of holiday music favorites as part of the “Holiday Pops.” The performances run until December 23rd.

    Boston.com
    We're live from the BSO, where the Boston Pops are performing a collection of holiday music favorites as part of the "Holiday Pops." The performances run until December 23rd.
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46 hours ago

Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner an...

Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner and soak up the galleries and courtyard after work today. We’re open until 9 pm.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner and soak up the galleries and courtyard after work today. We're open until 9 pm.
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46 hours ago

On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Educati...

On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired by them: http://bit.ly/2zch7HR

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired...
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47 hours ago

Boston Center for the Arts 2018-2019 Visual A...

Boston Center for the Arts 2018-2019 Visual Artist Residency Call for Applications is now live! Deadline for applications is February 19, 2018. BCA's Visual Art Residency is open to applicants whose work takes a broad range of forms, so artists with dance and movement-based practices, theatre and writing-based practices, and artists engaged in installation, sound, or other innovative media are all encouraged to apply. A key element of any application will be the connection the artist is interested in exploring between the germination and development of a rich creative idea and its active life connecting with the community outside the artist's studio.

    Artist Residency Call
    Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Cyclorama, Plaza Theatres
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2 days ago

Wreath of the Day – Don’t Forget Hanukkah

We love celebrating all the winter holidays, and we do many “non-specific” wreaths with a winter theme, or a gilded look, but some of our most successful stress the blue and silver of Hanukkah.  The work below symbolizes the holiday of lights very well.

    Wreath of the Day - Don't Forget Hanukkah
    We love celebrating all the winter holidays, and we do many "non-specific" wreaths with a winter theme, or a gilded look, but some of our most successful stress the blue and silver of Hanukkah. The work below symbolizes the holiday of lights very well.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Dale Stephanos Pop Up Gallery at 222 Newbury Street

Award-winning illustrator Dale Stephanos presents an exclusive collection of his work at a pop up gallery on Boston's historic Newbury Street.

    Dale Stephanos Pop-Up at 222 Newbury Street
    Dale Stephanos Limited Engagement Debuts on Newbury Street Award-winning illustrator Dale Stephanos will present an exclusive collection of his work for the month of December at a pop up gallery on Boston's historic Newbury Street. Dale Stephanos, Limited Engagement, includes an intimate look at his paintings, drawings, prints and original illustration.
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2 days ago

Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open House

Saturday and Sundays at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, Massachusetts feature the Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open Houses with each room of the Estate decorated on a seasonal garden theme with family-oriented holiday music and games, hot drinks and festive cookies. Music by local youth and adult artists, and decorations by area garden club members and scout groups. Members of The Trustees of Reservations $5, nonmembers $10, children free. For more information call 508-636-4693 x 5003, or email bradley@thetrustees.org.

    Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open House
    Saturday and Sundays at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, Massachusetts feature the Bradley Estate Holly Daze Open Houses with each room of the Estate decorated on a seasonal garden theme with family-oriented holiday music and games, hot drinks and festive cookies.
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SPECIAL OFFER! Give the gift of food and drin...

SPECIAL OFFER! Give the gift of food and drink this holiday season! Buy two or more tickets to Movers & Shakers 2018 now through December 31 and save 10% with the code HOLIDAY. https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005alCTEAY

    Boston Center for the Arts
    SPECIAL OFFER! Give the gift of food and drink this holiday season! Buy two or more tickets to Movers & Shakers 2018 now through December 31 and save 10% with the code HOLIDAY....
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3 days ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum shared their ...

Join us on the longest night of the year for an evening of warmth and connection! Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and illuminating conversations.

    Third Thursdays: Winter Solstice
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3 days ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum added an even...

On the longest night of the year, we partner with our friends at Transformative Culture Project for an evening of warmth and connection. Enjoy a drink by the Courtyard, hands-on-art making with local artists, live music, and illuminating conversations. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of the Museum at night. This lively, social evening features music, creative collaborators, a cash bar, playful gallery activities, and hands-on art making.

    Third Thursdays: Winter Solstice
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3 days ago

It’s Back! Bar Boulud Seasonal Pie Pop-Up!

November 6 - 26, visit Chef Differ's pop-up pie shop and be the most popular guest at Thanksgiving.

    Bar Boulud's Seasonal Pie Pop-Up Shop is Back!
    Chef Robert Differ's Seasonal Pie Pop-Up Returns This November, Pastry Chef Robert Differ will once again showcase a selection of classic homemade holiday pies, thoughtfully packaged and ready for pick-up at Bar Boulud's Pie Pop-Up Shop. A perfect gift to share with friends, family and colleagues, online pie orders will be available November 6 to 26, 2017 .
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3 days ago

Bûche de Noël Pop-Up at Bar Boulud Boston is Back for a Limited Time

Four flavors of Bûche de Noël are available at Bar Boulud this holiday season.

    Bûche de Noël Pop-Up at Bar Boulud Boston
    Taking a modern approach to a classic French confection, Pastry Chef Robert Differ's bûche de Noël pop-up at Bar Boulud Boston is back and Chef Differ invites aspiring bakers to join him for an intimate pastry class featuring the traditional Parisian holiday dessert: Bûche de Noël.
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3 days ago

Theater Menu at Artisan Bistro for Pre- or Post-Nutcracker Dining

For a limited time, enjoy a $39, 3-course prix-fixe theater menu, as well as two new signature cocktails, during show days from 5 - 10 pm.

    Artisan Bistro Now Had a Special Pre- or Post-Nutcracker Theater Menu
    Artisan Bistro loves the Nutcracker and they will be embracing this Boston tradition by featuring a prix fixe theater menu during show days from 5:00pm to 10:00pm along with signature cocktails: Snowflakes and Northern Lights at $15 each all month long.
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3 days ago

LICENSING BOARD HEARING

...transfer the license and location from the above - To: Azumi, LLC d/b/a Zuma, 1 Dalton Street Boston, MA 02199. In one large room on first floor, with bar, kitchen, office and storage...

    LICENSING BOARD HEARING
    The Licensing Board will hold a hearing on December 20 at 10 a.m. SOUL FIRE LLC D/B/A: SOUL FIRE 178 188 HARVARD AV ALLSTON, MA 02134 License #: LB 99639 Holder of a Common Victualler 7 Day Wines and Malt Beverages License has petitioned to transfer the licensed business from the above - To: BBQUSA Boston Inc.
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3 days ago

Wednesday, December 27, 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm – Owls of the World – Who’s Watching You?

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents its annual Owls of the World event on Wednesday, December 27 at three times, 10, 12:30, and 3. Have you ever seen an owl up close? Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson as they introduce you to live owls of New England and beyond…including the Great Horned Owl, the Snowy Owl and the Eurasian Eagle Owl. The owls you will see, due to injury or mishap, are unable to survive in the wild. Learn about their field marks and natural history. Everyone is treated to a hooting lesson, as well as tips on attracting and protecting the owls near you. $15 at the door, online $10 for Museum members, $12 for nonmembers. Photo from www.eyesonowls.com. Reservations are required at http://www.ccmnh.org/Events/Owls-of-the-World-2017

    Wednesday, December 27, 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:00 pm - Owls of the World - Who's Watching You?
    The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents its annual Owls of the World event on Wednesday, December 27 at three times, 10, 12:30, and 3. Have you ever seen an owl up close?
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3 days ago

Wreath of the Day – Carnival Glass

We store some of our leftover supplies from year to year at our storage unit in Brighton – primarily extra ribbon, wire, tools, easels, tables, and picks. For a while, we had an oversupply of glass balls in a variety of hues. Glass balls can be useful when a shot of color is needed in a wreath, but because we are mostly known for our natural decorations, we use them sparingly.  A buying moratorium was called on glass balls in 2017, which we complied with until we spotted the new carnival glass balls, and also an iridescent peridot color which we felt we couldn’t live without.  Once again we stored our extra glass ornaments, but we are happy to continue exploring new materials in our designs.  Below is a wreath which incorporated the carnival glass balls in a design for a customer who will hang the wreath on her Victorian home.

    Wreath of the Day - Carnival Glass
    We store some of our leftover supplies from year to year at our storage unit in Brighton - primarily extra ribbon, wire, tools, easels, tables, and picks. For a while, we had an oversupply of glass balls in a variety of hues.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

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