16 hours ago

#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!

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    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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22 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

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    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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40 hours 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.

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    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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46 hours 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

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    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

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

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2 days ago

#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! 🌱

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    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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4 days ago

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.


4 days ago

To complement the nasturtium’s vibrant orange...

To complement the nasturtium’s vibrant orange color, these lollipop plants add a touch of sunny glow to our lush Courtyard. 🧡 What’s your favorite plant at the Gardner Museum?


4 days ago

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Cele...

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Celebrities,” a conversation exploring relic collecting from the Renaissance to the Gilded Age. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2EMBomY


4 days ago

"The BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome brings u...

"The BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome brings us together to celebrate, support and experience the vibrant arts & culture community that the Boston Center for the Arts supports. The Cyclorama is transformed into a place for your imagination to run where it wants to, and to share in it with a great group of people." —Disco Under the Dome Co-Chair Grant Simpson, Founder, Doors Residential Brokerage & Advisory Sophisticated. Innovative. Kinetic. The BCA Ball is unlike any fundraiser you've attended before. Learn more: http://www.bcaonline.org/bcaball.html


5 days ago

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist ...

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist (ie bits of deceased saints 😱), but the relics of today can come in several forms. We want to know #WhatsYourRelic. Let us know in the comment section what items you hold dear and be sure to visit our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition to see the reliquaries that inspired the hashtag: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


5 days ago

Thank you to Dance Informa Magazine for the w...

Thank you to Dance Informa Magazine for the wonderful review of Conference of the Birds! Anikaya Dance Theater will be bringing this stunning production on tour, so please keep an eye on the flock!

    Dissolving into one: ANIKAYA Dance Theater's 'Conference of the Birds'
    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. April 7, 2018. Strictly speaking, there is unity and there is division. What if there could be unity even with difference, if difference didn't have to mean division? Dance can probe such questions through use of oppositional and unison timing, as well as other choreographic tools and movement [...]
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5 days ago

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back t...

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back to 1900. #NoFilter In keeping with Isabella’s vision, we strive to keep the Courtyard as she intended, which includes using cuttings and seedlings that date back to Isabella herself!


5 days ago

Did you know members get in for free to ALL T...

Did you know members get in for free to ALL Third Thursdays? Now through May 17, get two free guest passes and savings on a year-long membership when you use Promo Code FUN2018! Join now: http://bit.ly/2qjPO8C


5 days ago

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame...

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame you—our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power makes for an amazing day! Drop by this Saturday for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EJHUut


6 days ago

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewi...

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewing, created a striking contrast between the precisely modeled face and arms, and the feathery brushstrokes of the dress. Isabella hung the painting in the Yellow Room, a setting perfectly attuned to the hue of the woman’s dress. Image: Thomas Wilmer Dewing, A Lady in Yellow, 1888, oil on panel.


6 days ago

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE ...

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE featuring award winning jazz and world music vocalist and Grammy award nominee, Gretchen Parlato! Score tickets to this inspiring event: http://bit.ly/2GIYxbG


6 days ago

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico...

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico’s masterpieces. For the first time in over 200 years, all four of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries are reunited. Don’t miss out on this heavenly experience! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


Apr 18

April Vacation Week is finally here! 🌷 Join u...

April Vacation Week is finally here! 🌷 Join us today from 11 - 4:30 pm for a day full of art making and musical performances. Bring the fam: http://bit.ly/2EH2z2d


Apr 17

#TransformationTuesday Our conservation techn...

#TransformationTuesday Our conservation technician, Sarah Towers, painstakingly restores the guilded frame for Joseph London Smith’s painting “Adoration of the Kings.” A project like this can take as long as 100 hours to complete!


Apr 17

Treat yourself on April 18 to a day full of a...

Treat yourself on April 18 to a day full of activities during April School Vacation Week! From an electric violin performance to designing your own origami power gem, there’s loads to experience and create. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EH2z2d


Apr 16

Isabella thought the painting on the right (J...

Isabella thought the painting on the right (Juana of Austria and a Young Girl) was a Titian, and therefore hung it in the Titian room opposite his Europa painting. Although not by Titian, it was painted at the same time that the Europa painting arrived at the Spanish court. Image: Sofonisba Anguissola, Juana of Austria and a Young Girl, 1561-1562, oil on canvas.


Apr 16

#HeadsUp The Gardner Museum is closed today f...

#HeadsUp The Gardner Museum is closed today for Patriot’s Day! Since we are regularly closed on Tuesdays, please plan on visiting us this Wednesday when we re-open. See you soon!


Apr 15

#FunFact Rembrandt's Self Portrait, Age 23 wa...

#FunFact Rembrandt's Self Portrait, Age 23 was the first piece Isabella bought with the intention of developing a real museum collection. Image: Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self Portrait, Age 23, 1629, oil on oak panel.


Apr 15

Today, on #OneBostonDay, we offer the Gardner...

Today, on #OneBostonDay, we offer the Gardner Museum as a place for the Boston community to come and reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of Boston that was exemplified in response to the loss and tragedies of April 15, 2013. #BeBoston


Apr 14

Take us away to the bay! This dreamy watercol...

Take us away to the bay! This dreamy watercolor painting by Dodge Macknight is setting the mood for spring. What’s your favorite season? ☀️ Image: Dodge Macknight, The Bay, Belle Île, 1890, watercolor on paper.


Apr 14

Distinguished young cellist Edgar Moreau and ...

Distinguished young cellist Edgar Moreau and expressive pianist Jessica Osborne team up for a Young Artist Showcase in the Gardner’s Calderwood Hall. This duo won’t be one to miss; buy your tickets now! http://bit.ly/2Ho7WGs


Apr 14

Happy Birthday, Isabella! 🎉 Dodge Macknight w...

Happy Birthday, Isabella! 🎉 Dodge Macknight wrote to her: “Here's to the day… on which a most beautiful and brilliant star blazed forth for the first time—I shan't tell you the name, you must guess.Yours as ever, D M” Image: Ander Zorn, Isabella Stewart Gardner in Venice, 1894, oil on canvas.


Apr 13

How does our conservation team maintain Isabe...

How does our conservation team maintain Isabella’s extensive art collection? Join us for our Collection Conservation Talk: Illuminating Angels, to learn more about the art and science of conservation. Read on: http://bit.ly/2Hl11Oy


Apr 13

Pack your bags for a cosmic journey to an Int...

Pack your bags for a cosmic journey to an Interstellar Sanctuary. Eight artists imagine a healing and visionary site for contemplating earth’s challenges—particularly climate change—in this immersive multi-disciplinary experience. Some of these artists explore the profundity and darkness of this theme, while others have a more whimsical touch. Some artists focus on the concept of a journey away from earth, while others emphasize what is left here or what may await us elsewhere. Run of the Mills is Saturday, April 21, from 4–10 in the Mills Gallery. Tickets are only $5! Purchase here: http://www.bcaonline.org/performance/run-of-the-mills.html


Apr 13

We often hear that the Gardner Museum is reju...

We often hear that the Gardner Museum is rejuvenating, but nothing quite says relaxation like an aloe vera plant! You can find this succulent in your favorite cosmetics and lotions, or better yet see the real thing in our on-site Greenhouse. 💚


Apr 12

Boston Center for the Arts added 4 new photos...

#TBT to last week when we opened Conference of the Birds, Anikaya Dance Theater's ambitious work that brought together a flock of international dance masters to perform a collaborative work based on the medieval Sufi poem. All photos (c) Liza Voll. Conference of the Birds is supported by a generous Building Bridges 2016–2017 grant for the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA).


Apr 12

#TBT Made in satin and silk, these purple sli...

#TBT Made in satin and silk, these purple slippers were made by Chapelle, a Parisian maker of fine women's shoes. Isabella later gifted them to her goddaughter, Katharine Foote (the perfect name to be given a pair of shoes!) Object: Maison Chapelle Cordonnier, Pair of Purple Slippers, about 1900, satin, silk, grosgrain silk, and leather (lined with white kid and linen).


Apr 12

Happy Thursday! Treat yourself to a night at ...

Happy Thursday! Treat yourself to a night at the palace during today’s extended hours. We’re open until 9 tonight (and every Thursday!) so you can take in the splendor of the Museum as the sun begins to set. 🌇


Apr 12

This spring, Boston Center for the Arts has s...

This spring, Boston Center for the Arts has set an ambitious goal—to secure 100 donors in 100 days! If just 100 donors give $150 each we will reach our goal of an additional $15,000 for the BCA Annual Fund before June 30. Join us and make your tax-deductible gift to BCA today. All new and increased gifts count towards the challenge! #100donors100days Make your gift today: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n41000002K88WAAS


Apr 12

Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition ...

Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition is a visual reminder of how we choose to cherish and display relics. Do you own anything you’d consider a relic? Let us know down in the comment section and leave a 👼 if you’ve already seen the exhibition!


Apr 12

Join us in the Black Box tonight for Amuse Bo...

Join us in the Black Box tonight for Amuse Bouche, you don't want to miss this performance!

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    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. 10,425 likes · 60 talking about this · 17,213 were here. The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts complex that...
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Apr 11

Dudley Grows added 3 new photos.

This enthusiastic team from Bank of America came to help out on the West Cottage Farm for some fun and hard work yesterday. They spent their day moving compost and prepping beds for planting. Thanks #BofAVolunteers, #GlobalServiceMonth!


Apr 11

We’re #StokedForSaturday thanks to our Open S...

We’re #StokedForSaturday thanks to our Open Studio: Objects of Power! Tap into your inner artist this Saturday and create artwork inspired by the exquisite beauty and resonance of our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition. Get hyped: http://bit.ly/2GJNgfc


Apr 11

A golden temple sits under a scarlet sky on t...

A golden temple sits under a scarlet sky on this hand-painted sake cup. On the front, Mt. Fuji looms in the distance. On the back, the red cup resembles the Japanese flag! 🇯🇵 Object: Tachibana Gyokuzan, Saké Cup: Mukojima and Mt. Fuki, mid 19th century, lacquered wood.


Apr 11

Make some noise for Renaissance master Fra An...

Make some noise for Renaissance master Fra Angelico! Created in glittering golds and dazzling tempera, these reliquaries are not only a feast for the eyes but also serve as a passageway into Christian myth. Learn more about this heavenly exhibit, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


Apr 10

RSVP to M.U.S.I.C.! Our upcoming Third Thursd...

RSVP to M.U.S.I.C.! Our upcoming Third Thursday is chock-full of music performances including tap dancing in Calderwood and a DJ in the Courtyard. Be sure to visit us on April 19 to be a part of this lively event. http://bit.ly/2pPtVyG


Apr 10

Boston Center for the Arts shared their event...

TONIGHT! Following a presentation of her project, our Visual Arts Resident Ngoc-Tran Vu invites audience stories and contributions, and offers a workshop facilitated by invited speakers sharing their own work in this areas, as well as resources to be shared. All guests are invited to bring an object or memory that connects to their roots. This event is intended to be collaborative so there will be opportunities for guests to participate, share and engage collectively. Food and refreshments will be provided. Event is free and open to all!

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Apr 10

#TransformationTuesday Keeping the Courtyard ...

#TransformationTuesday Keeping the Courtyard in tip top shape! Every Tuesday, our horticulture team brings in fresh plants (even as simple as grass) to keep the palace looking its best. 🌿


Apr 10

Join us on April 26 for RISE, a contemporary ...

Join us on April 26 for RISE, a contemporary show spotlighting pop, rock, and hip hop. Grammy Awards nominee, Gretchen Parlato, will be headlining this exciting event. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2GIYxbG


Apr 09

Isabella had the main stairwells painted Bard...

Isabella had the main stairwells painted Bardini Blue, the iconic color favored by the Florentine gallery owner Stefano Bardini. Against this vivid backdrop, the painting “The Portrait of a Lady in Black” by Tintoretto greets visitors at the top of the stairs.


Apr 09

Tune in tonight at 7:30 as Chronicle on WCVB ...

Tune in tonight at 7:30 as Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5 does a piece on inside gardens. Our own Stan Kozak and the Gardner's flowing nasturtiums will be making an appearance! http://bit.ly/2Jt3vuJ

    Monday, April 9: Bringing the Outside In
    Monday, April 9: Bringing the Outside In Nature can be stingy in New England - only showing off its full, flowering glory in limited doses. But if you look hard enough, you can find blooming beauty all year round. Nature can be stingy in New England - only showing off its full, flowering glory in limited doses.
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Apr 09

"I love dancing, and seldom are the times whe...

"I love dancing, and seldom are the times when you can share the dance floor with new and old friends under the beautiful urban setting the Cyclorama offers. Most important, it supports my favorite BCA program: the artist residency program. See you on the dance floor!" —Disco Under the Dome Co-Chair Claudia Robaina, Program Manager, Director's Fellows Program, MIT Media Lab Sophisticate. Innovative. Kinetic. The BCA Ball is unlike any fundraiser you've attended before. Learn more: http://www.bcaonline.org/bcaball.html


Apr 09

As an early birthday present to Isabella, the...

As an early birthday present to Isabella, the Vox Vocal Ensemble is performing today from 12:30 to 2:30 in the Courtyard and Hostetter Gallery for our Nasturtium Celebration! Join the party: http://bit.ly/2HlMAJP


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