3 hours ago

#TBT John Singer Sargent created several sket...

#TBT John Singer Sargent created several sketches in preparation for his masterpiece, El Jaleo, and included them all in an album assembled for Isabella. These fast, fluid, and intuitive drawings suggest his excitement for live dance performances. Image: John Singer Sargent, Twenty-One Studies for El Jaleo, 1879-1882, charcoal and pencil on paper.

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    TBT John Singer Sargent created several sketches in preparation for his masterpiece, El Jaleo, and included them all in an album assembled for Isabella. These fast, fluid, and intuitive drawings...
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5 hours ago

Join us on April 30 for a reading and book si...

Join us on April 30 for a reading and book signing with Ramie Targoff, author of Renaissance Women! Her book celebrates Vittoria Colonna, whose poetry launched a revolution for Italian women’s writing. Register now: http://bit.ly/2vzAriy

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join us on April 30 for a reading and book signing with Ramie Targoff, author of Renaissance Women! Her book celebrates Vittoria Colonna, whose poetry launched a revolution for Italian women's...
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8 hours ago

Relics, during the Renaissance, were objects ...

Relics, during the Renaissance, were objects of high spiritual, religious, or sentimental value. We’re curious: of all the things that make up your day, what are your relics? If you lived during the Renaissance, you’d say the fragments of saints displayed in Fra Angelico’s reliquaries. But today, in the 21st century, your answer could be anything from sea shells to rings! Tell us about your relics down below with #WhatsYourRelic and be sure to visit our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition!

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    Relics, during the Renaissance, were objects of high spiritual, religious, or sentimental value. We're curious: of all the things that make up your day, what are your relics? If you lived during the...
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29 hours ago

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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31 hours ago

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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32 hours ago

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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2 days 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!

    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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2 days ago

THIRST: YOUR INSIDE GUIDE TO BOSTON’S ANNUAL COCKTAIL EXTRAVAGANZA

Audubon (838 Beacon St., Boston) will host the Brockmans gin-sponsored event Saturday night, and Gather (75 Northern Ave...

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...838 Beacon St., Boston) will host the Brockmans gin-sponsored event Saturday night, and Gather (75 Northern Ave., Boston) will be throwing an ’80s arcade game and dance party sponsored by Fernet (games...

    THIRST: YOUR INSIDE GUIDE TO BOSTON'S ANNUAL COCKTAIL EXTRAVAGANZA
    A cocktail festival? What, you might wonder, in the world is a cocktail festival? I'm glad you asked... Thirst Boston is a weekend dedicated to all things drinks and a celebration of this city's ever-growing role in the craft cocktail and bar community.
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2 days 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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3 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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3 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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3 days ago

4 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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5 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.


6 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?


6 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


6 days ago

Apr 19

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


Apr 19

#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!


Apr 19

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


Apr 19

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


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Apr 18

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.


Apr 18

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


Apr 18

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


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