5 hours ago

As you know, we're all about supporting the a...

As you know, we're all about supporting the artistic process at Boston Center for the Arts. So we're especially excited to share this great video produced by Northeastern University about the process of creating their most recent piece of public art - a gorgeous mural created by BCA artist Silvia Chavez. Go Silvia! https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/06/18/watch-as-boston-artist-silvia-lopez-chavez-paints-public-art-mural-at-northeastern/

    Watch as Boston artist Silvia López Chavez paints public art mural at Northeastern
    Local artist Silvia López Chavez has transformed a wall outside the Ruggles MBTA Station into her largest piece of public art to date. The 5,000-square-foot...
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5 hours ago

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a...

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella’s best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see performances in the old Music Room!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella's best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see...
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Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – A Summer Party

The Friends of the Public Garden will hold its annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 – 8 on the Roof at Taj Boston, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company.  Visit http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/2018/06/05/2018summerparty/ for ticket information.  The event sells out, so act now!

    Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - A Summer Party
    The Friends of the Public Garden will hold its annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 - 8 on the Roof at Taj Boston, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company. Visit http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/2018/06/05/2018summerparty/ for ticket information. The event sells out, so act now!
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Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Tree Health Assessment

Jerry Bond, Urban Forestry Consultant, Urban Forest Analytics LLC, will lead Arnold Arboretum attendees through a new field protocol for obtaining quick and reliable estimates of tree health, a critical component of tree condition. He will introduce his process of observation, with emphasis on producing repeatable and useful results. After practicing techniques in the field, he will present the way field observations can be interpreted and transformed into reliable information for communicating to clients. Jerry will also stress understanding the limits of observation in order to guard against making assumptions. A second outdoor session will test real-world application of these methods. He will explain the biological foundation for his field protocol and end the program with the day-to-day utility of this approach within various work contexts. This class is based on the book, Urban Tree Health: A Practical and Precise Estimation Method, by Jerry Bond, published in 2012. Lunch will be provided. $150.

    Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Tree Health Assessment
    Jerry Bond, Urban Forestry Consultant, Urban Forest Analytics LLC, will lead Arnold Arboretum attendees through a new field protocol for obtaining quick and reliable estimates of tree health, a critical component of tree condition. He will introduce his process of observation, with emphasis on producing repeatable and useful results.
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Attend meetings about affordable housing, more bike lanes and Internet for everyone

Among the business of the commission: A proposal to fill the space at 403 Massachusetts Ave. off Jill Brown-Rhone Park (it was Cafe Luna for a while, before Cafe Luna moved to 612 Main St.) with Lafayette Square Café, staying open from breakfast to 1 a.m. daily, with a seating capacity of 50. 

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The council meets at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

The meeting will be held at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

The commission meets in the basement of the Michael J. Lombardi Building, 831 Massachusetts Ave., Mid-Cambridge near Central Square.

    Attend meetings about affordable housing, more bike lanes and Internet for everyone
    The City Council will hear a couple of housing issues this week, including a request from the City Manager's Office to accept $665,070 in federal grant money that can go to "acquisition, moderate rehabilitation, substantial rehabilitation and new construction of housing units for low- and moderate- income families and individuals" and a policy order from councillors Sumbul Siddiqui, E.
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29 hours ago

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the cons...

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀
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30 hours ago

Landscape architecture is a real art form, bu...

Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn’t recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably designed and aesthetically beautiful. 🌸

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn't recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably...
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31 hours ago

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he...

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy Father's Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕
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32 hours ago

Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Gloucester Garden Tour

Join Generous Gardeners on Saturday, July 7 from 10 – 4 in the intriguing Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester for the sixth annual Gloucester Garden Tour. Explore more than a dozen lovely private gardens, quarries and ocean views. Rain or Shine. Contact Susan Kelly or 781-346-1363. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased the day of the tour at 1123 Washington St, Gloucester, MA, or in advance online at http://generousgardeners.org/gloucester-garden-tour/.

    Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Gloucester Garden Tour
    Join Generous Gardeners on Saturday, July 7 from 10 - 4 in the intriguing Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester for the sixth annual Gloucester Garden Tour. Explore more than a dozen lovely private gardens, quarries and ocean views. Rain or Shine. Contact Susan Kelly or 781-346-1363.
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32 hours ago

Thursday, February 14 – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – San Miguel de Allende

Join Pacific Horticulture for Valentine’s Day in romantic San Miguel de Allende. Private garden visits include a lush, walled compound, a collector’s home and garden with sculpture and fabulous Mexican art, and a quirky artist retreat filled with ongoing mosaic projects. We’ll visit The Mask Museum in San Miguel housed adjacent to a charming courtyard garden and explore el Charco del Ingenio, a botanical garden and nature preserve (below). History and folk art await us in Dolores Hidalgo and Atotonilco.

    Thursday, February 14 - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - San Miguel de Allende
    Join Pacific Horticulture for Valentine's Day in romantic San Miguel de Allende. Private garden visits include a lush, walled compound, a collector's home and garden with sculpture and fabulous Mexican art, and a quirky artist retreat filled with ongoing mosaic projects.
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35 hours ago

Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 pm – Encouraging Healthy Bird Population In Massachusetts

Birds are not only winged harbingers of spring, they are harbingers of healthy ecosystems. 2018 is the ‘Year of the Bird’ and new research exposes the critical role that farmland and other diverse habitats provide for birdlife. In New England, birds associated with grass- and shrublands represent some of the most treasured wildlife in Massachusetts, but they are also some of the most imperiled and rapidly declining bird groups. Most of these birds depend significantly on privately-owned lands, agricultural landscapes, and the efforts of individual landowners in order to survive.

    Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 pm - Encouraging Healthy Bird Population In Massachusetts
    Birds are not only winged harbingers of spring, they are harbingers of healthy ecosystems. 2018 is the 'Year of the Bird' and new research exposes the critical role that farmland and other diverse habitats provide for birdlife.
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42 hours ago

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more l...

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them reset. He then gifted the glass to Isabella in 1919. Object: French, Fragments from Reims Cathedral, 18th century, stained glass.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them...
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2 days ago

Tuesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 7 – National Gesneriad Convention

The Gesneriad family includes African violets as well as Gloxinias, Streptocarpus, Kohlerias, Epicias, Sinningias and approximately 3,400 species, thousands of hybrids and intergenerics.

    Tuesday, July 3 - Saturday, July 7 - National Gesneriad Convention
    The Gesneriad family includes African violets as well as Gloxinias, Streptocarpus, Kohlerias, Epicias, Sinningias and approximately 3,400 species, thousands of hybrids and intergenerics. This national convention will include seminars on cultivation and recent research of this diverse plant family. Bus tours are offered of local and private nurseries and greenhouses.
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2 days ago

Saturday, June 23 – Strawberry Festivals

There are two general types of strawberry festivals : community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town, and strawberry festivals held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer.  Image below from www.bettycrocker.com.

    Saturday, June 23 - Strawberry Festivals
    There are two general types of strawberry festivals : community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town, and strawberry festivals held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer. Image below from www.bettycrocker.com.
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2 days ago

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night long. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Jj61HP

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night...
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3 days ago

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always sh...

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always shining—what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don’t let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is plenty prickly!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's June, it's hot out, the sun is always shining-what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don't let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is...
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3 days ago

Through April, 2019 – Alicja Kwade: TunnelTeller

Berlin-based contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b.1979, Poland) has long been engaged with value systems, philosophical questions about the essence of reality, and with attempting to examine, if not resolve, issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time. In her sculptures, as well as installations, photographs, and films, Kwade occupies herself with the structural properties of everyday objects and questioning the veracity of matter, revealing possibilities for alternate realities, while examining social agreements and supposed truths.

    Through April, 2019 - Alicja Kwade: TunnelTeller
    Berlin-based contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b.1979, Poland) has long been engaged with value systems, philosophical questions about the essence of reality, and with attempting to examine, if not resolve, issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time.
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3 days ago

Friday, July 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Chatham Garden Club Tour

As part of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, the Chatham Garden Club will present four gardens open for viewing on Friday, July 13 from 10 – 4. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Chatham Garden Club. Admission is $5 per garden tour. RAIN or SHINE. For more information visit http://www.chathamgardenclub.org/

    Friday, July 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Chatham Garden Club Tour
    As part of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, the Chatham Garden Club will present four gardens open for viewing on Friday, July 13 from 10 - 4. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Chatham Garden Club. Admission is $5 per garden tour. RAIN or SHINE.
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3 days ago

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4 days ago

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M...

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work—he’s the author of Peter Pan! 🧚‍♀️ #TBT Image: Unknown, Barrie and Henry James on a Street in London, 1910, ink on newspaper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work-he's the author of Peter Pan!...
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4 days ago

Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter?...

Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter? ✅ Tons of fun? ✅ We’ve got it all at tonight’s Teen Takeover: Glow From Within! So what are you waiting for? Join us form 5:30 - 8pm for this awesome event. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2J5ADIh

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter? ✅ Tons of fun? ✅ We've got it all at tonight's Teen Takeover: Glow From Within! So what are you waiting for? Join us form 5:30 - 8pm for this awesome...
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4 days ago

Life, Death & Revelry is now open! For the fi...

Life, Death & Revelry is now open! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and be sure to experience this once in a lifetime show: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and...
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4 days ago

Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & R...

Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and be sure to experience this once in a lifetime show: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and...
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4 days ago

Monday, August 27 – Sunday, September 2 – Exploring Austria: An Empire and its Wine Regions with Stir on the Road

Austria was once home to a great empire, and Stir Boston’s tour on August 27 – September 2 will lead you through the highlights and relics that provide a bridge to the past and inspiration for the future. From our entry via Vienna to the castle-laden region of Burgenland, we will give you an intimate view of historic and contemporary culture, cuisine, and world-class wines.

    Monday, August 27 - Sunday, September 2 - Exploring Austria: An Empire and its Wine Regions with Stir on the Road
    Austria was once home to a great empire, and Stir Boston's tour on August 27 - September 2 will lead you through the highlights and relics that provide a bridge to the past and inspiration for the future.
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4 days ago

Friday, June 22 or Saturday, June 23, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Join the Arnold Arboretum on your choice of two dates, June 22 or 23, for an enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane Edgecomb, storyteller, and Margot Chamberlain, Celtic harpist, spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages. This unique performance, designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum, travels through the Arboretum with story and music. Each story is told under a different tree or among a unique collection of Arboretum plants. The program begins under a grand Cedar of Lebanon, moves into the rosaceous collection, to the oaks of Bussey Hill, then onward to Hemlock Hill, culminating with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told amid the birches at sunset. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. Registrants will walk approximately two miles on and off trails on uneven terrain. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held in the Hunnewell Building lecture hall. Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell. Register early for this popular event. Fee $20 per person through June 15; $25 per person after June 15. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu

    Friday, June 22 or Saturday, June 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey
    Join the Arnold Arboretum on your choice of two dates, June 22 or 23, for an enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane Edgecomb, storyteller, and Margot Chamberlain, Celtic harpist, spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

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