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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. 💫


7 hours ago

#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.


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What costs just $50 but gives you benefits va...

What costs just $50 but gives you benefits valued at over $320 for a whole year? BCA's forte membership does, including FREE exclusive events with Boston’s hottest artists, discounts to exciting BCA programming all year long, and it connects you to an active group of art enthusiasts Join NOW and celebrate on March 6: learn the secret of a winning cocktail with Movers & Shakers crowd favorite Alibi Boston and Bombay Sapphire, with food by Cambridge School of Culinary Arts get a private viewing of our exhibition: Culture Hustlers.

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    Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Cyclorama, Plaza Theatres
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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.


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Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Lessons Learned When Field Botany Meets Design

Grow Native Massachusetts presents a free talk on Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, by Uli Lorimer, Curator of the Native Flora Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

    Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Lessons Learned When Field Botany Meets Design
    Grow Native Massachusetts presents a free talk on Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, by Uli Lorimer, Curator of the Native Flora Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Ecologically attuned designers are increasingly looking to nature for inspiration in the design of managed landscapes.
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Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 pm – Digging Deeper with Archaeologist Sara Belkin

Wakefield Estate’s February Stone Soup and Speaker features Dr. Sara Belkin of Boston University on Archaeology. On Feb. 28th at 6 pm, come to the Wakefield Estate for the second in its 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series of engaging talks and delicious homemade soups. This year’s theme, Digging Deeper: Exploring the Wakefield Estate’s Collections, allows for a deeper look at four different aspects of the estate’s collections.

    Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 pm - Digging Deeper with Archaeologist Sara Belkin
    Wakefield Estate's February Stone Soup and Speaker features Dr. Sara Belkin of Boston University on Archaeology. On Feb. 28th at 6 pm, come to the Wakefield Estate for the second in its 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series of engaging talks and delicious homemade soups.
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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


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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


32 hours ago

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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33 hours ago

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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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:...
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34 hours ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared Company One...

The Boston Globe calls Company One Theatre's Hype Man "Superb." Catch Hype Man at the BCA Plaza Theatre before February 24

    Company One Theatre
    HYPE MAN: a break beat play by Idris Goodwin directed by Shawn LaCount featuring Kadahj Bennett, Rachel Cognata, and Michael Knowlton* music direction and beat making by Kadahj Bennett January 26 -...
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37 hours ago

Sundays, March 4 & 11, 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm – Brass Tacks of Landscape Design

Monique Allen of The Garden Continuum will conduct a two session class at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on March 4 and 11 from 12:30 – 3:15 on landscape design.

    Sundays, March 4 & 11, 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm - Brass Tacks of Landscape Design
    Monique Allen of The Garden Continuum will conduct a two session class at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on March 4 and 11 from 12:30 - 3:15 on landscape design. Session one outlines the fundamentals of landscape design theory starting with an overview of garden ecology and a review of the layers: Infrastructure ~ Structure ~ Enhancements.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

37 hours ago

Thursday, June 21 – Thursday, June 28 – Iceland in Summer

Join women traveling together for Serendipity Traveler’s 2018 Iceland summer small group tour to this naturally beautiful island and meet a puffin or two. Let your spirit soar with nature during our 2018 women’s tour of Iceland’s renowned glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls along the Golden Circle. It’s summer in Iceland, the land of the Midnight Sun, when the wildflowers are blooming in the meadows, temperatures are warmer, days last forever, and the waterfalls are beyond one’s wildest imagination. Iceland is one of those places where our packing list says bring a woolen hat, gloves and jacket for the winds along with your bathing suit. Of course, we will dip in the notable Blue Lagoon, walk the trails to thunderous waterfalls, photograph the fields of wildflowers blooming, and sample what makes Iceland the place that is wild, wooly and wonderful. It’s the land of fire and ice and the land of glaciers and geysers. Reserve your 2018 adventure to Iceland today. Serendipity Traveler, a specialty tour company for women traveling alone, offers itineraries that are thoughtfully crafted to provide women with the best traveling experiences wherever we go. The curated itinerary gives you a generous idea of what to look forward to and what to plan on. There will be spontaneous elements that will happen as we travel. You will add the rest when letting the essence of serendipity weave a rich tapestry of memories long after we all have said goodbye. Serendipity Traveler offers all women personal service, unparalleled value, and exceptionally fine travel in small groups.Our small group women’s 2018 tour to Iceland is 6 days and includes comfortable boutique accommodations with your own private room and no additional single supplement $5895.00. Walking tours,extensive island touring with excellent naturalist local guides including the Golden Circle, The notable Snaefellsnes Peninsula, and Iceland’s Southwesterly region, visits to numerous landmarks and stunning locations of interest, National Parks, glaciers, waterfalls, UNESCO World Heritage sites, all breakfasts, two lunches and our welcome and farewell dinners are included. Reserve now for Serendipity Traveler’s sampler of fire and ice touring Iceland in summer 2018. Complete details at http://www.serendipitytraveler.com/destinations/womens_tour_iceland

    Thursday, June 21 - Thursday, June 28 - Iceland in Summer
    Join women traveling together for Serendipity Traveler's 2018 Iceland summer small group tour to this naturally beautiful island and meet a puffin or two. Let your spirit soar with nature during our 2018 women's tour of Iceland's renowned glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls along the Golden Circle.
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2 days ago

Patio Weather Is Sort of Here, Briefly

Itadaki (269 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston): “Come enjoy the weather today [2/20] with us on our sun filled #patio! Almost spring?!”

Sonsie (327 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston): “Our A-Frame may say, ‘Baby it’s cold outside!’ but our open doors tell another story! We’re soaking up all the sun we can!!”

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Barking Crab (88 Sleeper St., Seaport District, Boston): The tent is open both days.

Coppersmith (40 W. Third St., South Boston): “65 degrees in February? We’ll take it! We’ll be opening our roof deck this Wednesday [2/21] from 4pm-10pm. Seating is first come first serve. A day this beautiful shouldn’t go without drinks and friends!” (Keep an eye out for games and free nachos.)

MET Back Bay (279 Dartmouth St., Back Bay, Boston): The patio is open both days, starting at 11 a.m.

The Broadway (732 E. Broadway, South Boston): The garage doors are open.

The Punk & Poet (658 E. Broadway, South Boston): The garage doors are open.

    Patio Weather Is Sort of Here, Briefly
    With a tiny bit of warmth creeping in today and tomorrow, February 20 and 21, some local restaurants are rushing to brush the remaining snow piles off their patios and open up some outdoor dining space, albeit briefly. Here's a running list of restaurants' warm-weather plans this week; email boston@eater.com with any updates.
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2 days ago

#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 🇮🇹

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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2 days ago

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Weaving Texture into the Garden Webinar

Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, on line, to learn how to weave texture into the garden to enhance your existing blooms. Flowers are one of the beautiful plant features of our native flora, but what about the others? Discover how the emerging leaves of blue cohosh, the muscular bark of musclewood, or a swath of fiddleheads can add texture to your garden. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Image from www.heirloomgardener.com. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-weaving-texture-into-the-garden

    Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Weaving Texture into the Garden Webinar
    Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, on line, to learn how to weave texture into the garden to enhance your existing blooms. Flowers are one of the beautiful plant features of our native flora, but what about the others?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Camellia Show Weekend

Escape from the winter into Tower Hill’s lush conservatories, view stunning floral displays, and learn more about floral design at demos and talks by experts. On Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, enjoy stunning blossoms and trees from the New England Camellia Society and explore Tower Hill’s camellia collection in the conservatories. $5 – $15. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org.  Image from www.modernbotanicals.org.

    Saturday, February 24 - Sunday, February 25, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Camellia Show Weekend
    Escape from the winter into Tower Hill's lush conservatories, view stunning floral displays, and learn more about floral design at demos and talks by experts. On Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, enjoy stunning blossoms and trees from the New England Camellia Society and explore Tower Hill's camellia collection in the conservatories.
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Happy President's Day! Did you know that Pres...

Happy President's Day! Did you know that President Obama visited the Cyclorama in 2011? Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Happy President's Day! Did you know that President Obama visited the Cyclorama in 2011? Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times
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3 days ago

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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3 days ago

Monday, March 5, 6:00 pm – Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will speak on Monday, March 5 at 5 pm in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom.

    Monday, March 5, 6:00 pm - Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom
    Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will speak on Monday, March 5 at 5 pm in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Friday, March 2, 6:45 pm – The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space

Dr. Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday, March 2 at 6:45 in the Haller Lecture Hall, Room 102, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street in Cambridge. His topic is The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space. At the broadest level, Dr. Leslie is interested in understanding the drivers of morphological diversification in organisms. He primarily approaches this topic using seed plants as a study group, focusing on relationships between form and function in reproductive structures and asking how these interactions generate evolutionary patterns over million-year time scales. Properly answering these questions requires an understanding of the broader ecological, geological, and climatic contexts in which these changes are occurring, and he therefore uses an integrative approach that incorporates techniques from paleontology, biogeography, and phylogenetics. His work particularly focuses on conifers because the group is diverse today but was also important in many ancient ecosystems, and the relationships between morphology and function can be directly tested in living as well as in extinct plants.

    Friday, March 2, 6:45 pm - The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space
    Dr. Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday, March 2 at 6:45 in the Haller Lecture Hall, Room 102, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street in Cambridge. His topic is The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

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