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Titled “The Shower of Gold,” this painting by...

Titled “The Shower of Gold,” this painting by Howard Gardiner Cushing reminds us of the golden reliquaries in our Fra Angelico exhibition.💛 #FunFact: The subject is Cushing’s wife, whom he painted several times over the course of their marriage. Image: Howard Gardiner Cushing, The Shower of Gold, 1908, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Titled "The Shower of Gold," this painting by Howard Gardiner Cushing reminds us of the golden reliquaries in our Fra Angelico exhibition.💛 #FunFact: The subject is Cushing's wife, whom he painted...
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Only one month left to experience our Fra Ang...

Only one month left to experience our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Explore Fra Angelico’s groundbreaking narrative art that transformed the history of western art. Enjoy today: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Only one month left to experience our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Explore Fra Angelico's groundbreaking narrative art that transformed the history of western art. Enjoy today:...
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Make your weekend extra special by joining us...

Make your weekend extra special by joining us this Saturday for our Open Studio: Objects of Power! Drop in from 11 am - 4:30 pm for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Hc9WEV

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Make your weekend extra special by joining us this Saturday for our Open Studio: Objects of Power! Drop in from 11 am - 4:30 pm for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Hc9WEV
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7 hours ago

So proud to see our BCA Ball & Disco Under th...

So proud to see our BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome co-chair, Bianca Sigh Ward featured in the Bostonglobe 2018 Most Stylish Bostonians! Get your tickets now for the most stylish event of the year! #bostonsmoststylish #bcaball2018 #discounderthedome #supportlocalartists #bostonart #sophisticatedinnovativekinetic Purchase tickets here: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ http://apps.bostonglobe.com/magazine/graphics/2018/04/stylish-bostonians-2018/#bianca-sigh-ward

    2018 Most Stylish Bostonians
    From the Boston Conservatory faculty lounge to the Fenway pitcher's mound, meet some fashionable locals.
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9 hours ago

Eat to Defeat ALS: May 8, 2018

THE ONE DAY TO UNIFY THE RESTAURANT COMMUNITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ALS

    Eat to Defeat ALS: May 8, 2018 - Back Bay Association
    Tuesday, May 8th 2018 is the one day designated for restaurants of any size in any state to join together in the fight against ALS. ALS ONE is asking participating restaurants across the country to kindly support their mission by donating 10% of their daily sales on that day to ALS ONE.
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Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am – Digging Deeper: Spring Beauties

The country garden of Lynden Miller, an acclaimed public garden designer and a serious plant lover, has been her laboratory for design ideas and plant combinations since 1980. She adores early spring in her garden, particularly her woodland, and will welcome a small group to really look at what makes that work. Her site features a large mixed border backed by a curved yew hedge, a raised garden, and a cottage garden. There is a small pond and a recirculating stream, a woodland with moss paths, and many hardy hydrangeas.

    Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am - Digging Deeper: Spring Beauties
    The country garden of Lynden Miller, an acclaimed public garden designer and a serious plant lover, has been her laboratory for design ideas and plant combinations since 1980. She adores early spring in her garden, particularly her woodland, and will welcome a small group to really look at what makes that work.
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Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Third Annual Beacon Hill Garden Club Soiree

You are cordially invited to the Beacon Hill Garden Club’s Third Annual Soiree celebrating the Club’s 90th year. The event takes place Wednesday, May 16 from 6 – 8 at the historic garden at King’s Chapel Parish House, 55 Branch Street in Beacon Hill.  Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvre, raw bar, and jazz combo.  Also, from 5 – 6 ticket holders may preview three historic gardens from the Hidden Gardens Tour taking place the next day. To purchase tickets go to http://garden-soiree.eventbrite.com. Capacity for this event is limited and last year’s event sold out quickly.

    Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Third Annual Beacon Hill Garden Club Soiree
    You are cordially invited to the Beacon Hill Garden Club's Third Annual Soiree celebrating the Club's 90th year. The event takes place Wednesday, May 16 from 6 - 8 at the historic garden at King's Chapel Parish House, 55 Branch Street in Beacon Hill. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvre, raw bar, and jazz combo.
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#TransformationTuesday The spectacular reprod...

#TransformationTuesday The spectacular reproductions of the Raphael Room’s fireplace hangings are now on display! 🎉 Major shoutout to Tess Fredette and Elsbeth Dijxhoorn in our conservation department (as well as their talented team!) for pulling off off the most challenging textile reproduction ever attempted in the Museum. Be sure to check out these fabulous furnishing on your next visit!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday The spectacular reproductions of the Raphael Room's fireplace hangings are now on display! 🎉 Major shoutout to Tess Fredette and Elsbeth Dijxhoorn in our conservation...
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27 hours ago

Preservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing & Agenda, 5th Floor School Committee Room, 5/8/2018, 6:30 p.m.

6:40 PM          1039 Boylston Street (Chestnut Hill North LHD) – Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a 6’ high, 18’ wide cedar driveway gate along Boylston Street, (Gurminder Bhogal and Mridul Mehta, applicants).  

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7:00 PM          195 Walnut Street (Pill Hill LHD) – Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to revise the previously approved window...

7:40 PM          695 Heath Street – Application for the demolition of the house (Francis and Cheryl Steverman, applicants).

    Preservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing & Agenda, 5th Floor School Committee Room, 5/8/2018, 6:30 p.m.
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28 hours ago

‘Boston Chefs’ Names Back Bay’s Best Outdoor Dining

Boston Chefs' list of must-visit Back Bay patio dining.

    'Boston Chefs' Names Back Bay's Best Outdoor Dining
    Back Bay's outdoor dining season is officially (FINALLY) underway. These warm days are fleeting, so Boston Chefs compiled a list of their favorite Back Bay outdoor dining haunts. Bar Boulud's sidewalk patio offers an inviting perch from which to take in the action on Boylston Street over classic and contemporary French fare from Daniel Boulud's award-winning team.
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30 hours ago

Coming soon! Versatile young violinist Robyn ...

Coming soon! Versatile young violinist Robyn Bollinger, a member of the Gardner’s resident chamber orchestra A Far Cry, will perform a daring solo concert on May 3. Pick up your tickets: http://bit.ly/2HMrwfS

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Coming soon! Versatile young violinist Robyn Bollinger, a member of the Gardner's resident chamber orchestra A Far Cry, will perform a daring solo concert on May 3. Pick up your tickets:...
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35 hours ago

Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale

The Reading Garden Club will hold its annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9, from 9 – 1 at the Reading Town Common. Geraniums, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and a number of pollinator plants (all from Mahoney’s) will be for sale along with the much sought after Member’s Perennial Plants.Rain or Shine!

    Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale
    The Reading Garden Club will hold its annual Geraniums and More Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 9, from 9 - 1 at the Reading Town Common. Geraniums, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and a number of pollinator plants (all from Mahoney's) will be for sale along with the much sought after Member's Perennial Plants.Rain or Shine!
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35 hours ago

Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Dutch Bulbs with Dan

Take an insightful walk through the gardens at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Sunday, May 6 from 11 – 1. Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturist, will give insider tips about how to get the most out of your Dutch bulbs. Free with garden admission but space is limited so advance tickets are required. Reserve by phone at 401-847-1851.

    Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Dutch Bulbs with Dan
    Take an insightful walk through the gardens at Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Sunday, May 6 from 11 - 1. Dan Christina, Chief Horticulturist, will give insider tips about how to get the most out of your Dutch bulbs. Free with garden admission but space is limited so advance tickets are required.
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2 days ago

The magnificent Gothic stained-glass window f...

The magnificent Gothic stained-glass window from the cathedral of Soissons in France is the centerpiece for the Chapel, and bathes the Long Gallery in colorful, dappled light. Shining beneath it is a consecrated altar used by Isabella–a devout Anglo-Catholic–for the celebration of Mass.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The magnificent Gothic stained-glass window from the cathedral of Soissons in France is the centerpiece for the Chapel, and bathes the Long Gallery in colorful, dappled light. Shining beneath it is a...
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2 days ago

Only a few days away! Join us on April 26 for...

Only a few days away! Join us on April 26 for RISE, featuring Grammy nominee Gretchen Parlato. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night in Calderwood Hall. Skip the line and buy tickets now: http://bit.ly/2GIYxbG

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Only a few days away! Join us on April 26 for RISE, featuring Grammy nominee Gretchen Parlato. Don't miss out on this unforgettable night in Calderwood Hall. Skip the line and buy tickets now:...
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2 days ago

Spotlight On: Betsy Jenney

Betsy Jenney is a one-woman Newbury Street fashion powerhouse -- and she's got something for every woman.

    Spotlight On: Betsy Jenney
    Betsy Jenney is a One-Woman Newbury Street Fashion Powerhouse - And She's Got Something for Every Woman While department stores loom on Newbury Street, Betsy Jenney can hold her own. With two locations and a treasure trove of noteworthy designers, Betsy makes shopping an efficient and personal experience.
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2 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared their video...

Tickets are now on sale for the BCA Ball and Disco Under the Dome! Get them here while they're hot: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ Video by the ever-amazing Dillon Buss

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Boston Center for the Arts added a cover video.
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2 days ago

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Foodscaping

More and more gardeners are wanting to grow some of their own vegetables, herbs and berries but don’t have room or want to sacrifice their flowers, trees or shrubs. The solution is edible landscaping or Foodscaping. Foodscaping is selecting attractive edibles that will enhance the beauty of your landscape while yielding delicious food. On Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm in the Parkman Room of the Education Building at the Gardens at Elm Bank, garden writer Charlie Nardozzi will talk about some basic garden design techniques, unusual places to grow edibles in your yard, good edible substitutes for common ornamentals and my favorite vegetables, herbs and berries for creating an edible landscape. His book, Foodscaping, will be available for sale and signing.

    Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Foodscaping
    More and more gardeners are wanting to grow some of their own vegetables, herbs and berries but don't have room or want to sacrifice their flowers, trees or shrubs. The solution is edible landscaping or Foodscaping. Foodscaping is selecting attractive edibles that will enhance the beauty of your landscape while yielding delicious food.
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2 days ago

Monday, May 7, 12:00 noon – Wanderlust

The Falmouth Garden Club presents Wanderlust, a National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, on Monday, May 7 at 12 noon at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street in Falmouth. A light luncheon will be served. $5 guest donation requested.

    Monday, May 7, 12:00 noon - Wanderlust
    The Falmouth Garden Club presents Wanderlust, a National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show, on Monday, May 7 at 12 noon at the First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street in Falmouth. A light luncheon will be served. $5 guest donation requested.
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#DidYouKnow In addition to the interior space...

#DidYouKnow In addition to the interior spaces, Isabella also designed two of the original gardens at the Museum, the Monk’s Garden and South Garden! 🌱

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    DidYouKnow In addition to the interior spaces, Isabella also designed two of the original gardens at the Museum, the Monk's Garden and South Garden! 🌱
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3 days ago

Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Seven States Daffodil Show

The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm. Free with admission to the garden. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org

    Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Seven States Daffodil Show
    The annual Seven States Daffodil Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on May 5 & 6 features hundreds of cut daffodil flowers in vibrant colors ranging from cream, lemon, and orange, to pink, red, and green. Enjoy show tours on Saturday, May 5 at 3pm, and on Sunday, May 6 at 1pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Garden of Margaret Roach

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon. In her own words: “The garden, about thirty years of age, reflects my obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife, and also my belief that even in Zone 5B the view out the window can be compelling and satisfying all 365 days of the year. Sixty-five kinds of birds have been my longtime companions, along with every local frog and toad species, and we are all happy together. Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens, and container groupings cover the steep two-and-one-third-acre hillside. It’s a former orchard with a simple Victorian-era farmhouse and little outbuildings set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road.”

    Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Garden of Margaret Roach
    The Garden Conservancy's Open Days 2018 has a special event coming up May 5 at the garden of Margaret Roach, 99 Valley View Road in Copake Falls, New York (in the Berkshires). Margaret was a former editor of Martha Stewart Magazine and was the featured speaker a few years ago at the Boston Committee of the GCA spring meeting and luncheon.
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One thing’s for sure: Sargent was a master at...

One thing’s for sure: Sargent was a master at gestural brushstrokes! This towering Spanish Madonna wears a shimmering halo and robes that cascade gold. Her outfit is completed not by meticulous details, but in the viewer’s imagination. Image: John Singer Sargent, A Spanish Madonna, about 1879, oil on panel.


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Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am – 11:00 am – How to Create a Small & Productive Cutting Garden

Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. On Saturday May 5 at 9:30 am at Hollister House Garden, learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden. This talk by Elisabeth Cary will consider all aspects of growing cut flowers including garden design and the selection of flower varieties that hold up best as cut flowers. You will hear tips on sowing, planting, transplanting, cultivating and preparing flowers for indoor use. Elisabeth Cary was formerly the Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 30 years. She is currently developing Cooper Hill Flower Farm, a micro flower farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

    Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am - 11:00 am - How to Create a Small & Productive Cutting Garden
    Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. On Saturday May 5 at 9:30 am at Hollister House Garden, learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, & Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – African Violet Show

Bask in hundreds of blooming African violets in a variety of displays, including many unusual African violets available for sale, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on April 28 and 29. Presented by the Bay State African Violet Society. Enjoy demonstrations on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 1–2pm. Free with admission to the garden.

    Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, & Sunday, April 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - African Violet Show
    Bask in hundreds of blooming African violets in a variety of displays, including many unusual African violets available for sale, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, on April 28 and 29. Presented by the Bay State African Violet Society. Enjoy demonstrations on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 1-2pm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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