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Calling all Slytherins, Isabella’s got just t...

Calling all Slytherins, Isabella’s got just the piece for you! 🐍 This golden dress ornament features emerald green beads and coiled snakes whose heads create the clasp! Object: Indian, Dress Ornament With Snakes (detail), metal with glass beads and cotton tassel.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Calling all Slytherins, Isabella's got just the piece for you! 🐍 This golden dress ornament features emerald green beads and coiled snakes whose heads create the clasp! Object: Indian, Dress...
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#TransformationTuesday Our conservation depar...

#TransformationTuesday Our conservation department is giving this 17th century chair a much needed makeover! The bottom seat cushion has been restored and is back on display in the Long Gallery.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday Our conservation department is giving this 17th century chair a much needed makeover! The bottom seat cushion has been restored and is back on display in the Long Gallery.
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18 hours ago

Dogs? Dragons? Some other kind of creature? T...

Dogs? Dragons? Some other kind of creature? These twin ornaments aren’t concerned with names—they’re too busy guarding the doorframe in the Worthington Street Lobby! Object: East Asian, Pair of Architectural Ornaments, mid 18th century, painted wood.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Dogs? Dragons? Some other kind of creature? These twin ornaments aren't concerned with names-they're too busy guarding the doorframe in the Worthington Street Lobby! Object: East Asian, Pair of...
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24 hours ago

#OnThisDay Isabella Stewart Gardner passed aw...

#OnThisDay Isabella Stewart Gardner passed away in 1924, leaving a museum “for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.” Thank you Isabella for bringing wonder and joy to Boston.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    OnThisDay Isabella Stewart Gardner passed away in 1924, leaving a museum "for the education and enjoyment of the public forever." Thank you Isabella for bringing wonder and joy to Boston.
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Nothing says summer quite like sunflower yell...

Nothing says summer quite like sunflower yellow walls! 🌻 The appropriately named Yellow Room showcases Isabella’s love of music, art, and her friendships with the creators in those fields.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Nothing says summer quite like sunflower yellow walls! 🌻 The appropriately named Yellow Room showcases Isabella's love of music, art, and her friendships with the creators in those fields.
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44 hours ago

A few years ago Councillor Denise Simmons and...

A few years ago Councillor Denise Simmons and I co-sponsored an order asking about a police substation in Central Square. Here is an update I received from the Cty today: The City Manager wanted to inform you that the City has signed an eight-year sublease with Cambridge Savings Bank to enable a Substation for the Cambridge Police Department in Central Square. Under the terms of the agreement, the Cambridge Police will have access to space in Carl Barron Plaza next to Cambridge Savings Bank at 628 Massachusetts Avenue. The new Central Square Substation will hold a small lobby, desk space for a computer, a bathroom for CPD employees, and storage space for patrol bicycles. Department signage and a police callbox will be featured outside of the station. The plan is for the Substation to be operational and open by early October; however, the additional officers that will be assigned to the Substation in Central Square will begin working their new shifts by early August. This Substation provides an opportunity for increased presence and provision of police services in a centrally located portion of the City. The Substation in Central Square will be open to the public when officers assigned to this location are not patrolling the square on foot or by bike.

    Marc McGovern Cambridge City Council
    Marc McGovern Cambridge City Council, Cambridge, MA. 1,684 likes · 57 talking about this. Marc is a life long Cantabrigian, social worker, and City Councilor whose key issues are affordable housing,...
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2 days ago

On the Market: A Posh Penthouse in the South End

216 W Springfield Street #4, Boston

    On the Market: A Posh Penthouse in the South End
    Sure, the top floor of this stately brownstone only totals 700 square feet, but it feels about three times larger than that. It's likely the wall of skylight windows that adds this sense of spaciousness-and bathes the South End penthouse in sunlight.
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2 days ago

A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Dance with Soul Clap, a jazz open mic, more

...Open Mic & Vocal Showcase from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at La Fabrica Central, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free, but donations to the Musicians Economic Recovery Program are encouraged. There are...

NorthBeast Regional Team Slam II at the Boston Poetry Slam from 7:15 p.m. to midnight at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. There’s a $5 cover. 

Mind Myths from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., in The Port neighborhood. Tickets are $15. Can you teach an old dog new tricks...

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Shakespeare Slam from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. There is a suggested donation of $5 for admission. A Shakespeare open...

...and Heather Abel read from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. Free. Luloff’s “Remind Me Again What Happened” is the tense, haunting tale...

...Storytime and BYOPIcnic from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square, Somerville. Free. Pack a picnic, grab a favorite bedtime friend, put pajamas...

...Nerds: A “30 Rock” Quiz! from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Somerville Brewing, 15 Ward St., East Somerville. Play is $5 per person. We don’t usually hype trivia nights, but...

Resist(D)ance: Under Construction from 7 p.m. to midnight at Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $20. The first two hours will be a forum for local...

...radio play from 8 to 10 p.m. at Boston Brunch Church (formerly Responsible Grace), 204 Elm St., Davis Square, North Cambridge. Tickets are $15. The Post-Meridian Radio Players present three mysteries...

Find Waldo! search party and activities from 1 to 4 p.m. starting at Palmer and Brattle streets, Harvard Square. Free, but register here. Mark three decades of wondering “Where’s Waldo...

...2 to 11 p.m. in the parking lot by the American Legion Marsh Post, 5 Greenough Blvd., West Cambridge. Admission is $30 (or $33.75 with the online fee), by reservation only...

    A week of events in Cambridge, Somerville: Dance with Soul Clap, a jazz open mic, more
    NorthBeast Regional Team Slam II at the Boston Poetry Slam from 7:15 p.m. to midnight at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. There's a $5 cover.
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Isabella studied in France, where she picked ...

Isabella studied in France, where she picked up this motto: Think much, speak little, write nothing. Share this quote with the Isabella in your life! Image: Martin Mower, Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917, oil.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella studied in France, where she picked up this motto: Think much, speak little, write nothing. Share this quote with the Isabella in your life! Image: Martin Mower, Isabella Stewart Gardner,...
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3 days 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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3 days 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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