3 hours ago

Saturday, May 5, 12:45 pm – Celebrate Public Art during ArtWeek Boston

The Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway extends a special invitation to Celebrate Public Art! during ArtWeek Boston on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

    Saturday, May 5, 12:45 pm - Celebrate Public Art during ArtWeek Boston
    The Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway extends a special invitation to Celebrate Public Art! during ArtWeek Boston on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Armenian Heritage Park is located between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, May 4 – Sunday, July 22, Opening Reception Saturday, May 19, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – The Spirit Books

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord’s Spirit Books will be displayed in the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building’s Visitor Center May 4 – July 22. These art books reveal Gaylord’s connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief. She gathers twigs, branches, vines, and roots, then uses them to cradle her stitched, wordless books. Incorporating beads and seeds with handmade papers from around the world, she constructs sculptural altars; the supports of natural materials as integral to the art as the beautiful books they cradle. From a distance, these books do evoke sculptures; however, their essential “bookness” becomes apparent upon closer observation. Gaylord encourages “reading” the books as a contemplative experience, one that will take the viewer out of the everyday world. Gaylord is best known for her Spirit Books. Since she created her first one in 1992 and coined the name, the Spirit Books have been exhibited throughout the US, Canada, and in Korea. She has exhibited at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, the University of Indiana Art Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and the Seungnam Book Fair in Seungnam, Korea. Spirit Books are in the book arts collections at Bowdoin College and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton county, and many private collections. They are also well-represented in print.

    Friday, May 4 - Sunday, July 22, Opening Reception Saturday, May 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - The Spirit Books
    Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's Spirit Books will be displayed in the Arnold Arboretum's Hunnewell Building's Visitor Center May 4 - July 22. These art books reveal Gaylord's connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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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


18 hours 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 [...]
    http://www.danceinforma.com

18 hours 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!


21 hours 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


22 hours 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


25 hours ago

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line

The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape. Wildly successful and overwhelmingly popular, caring for this garden in the sky poses unique challenges. Andi will describe how her team uses traditional and innovative horticultural techniques, how they work to promote the park’s biodiversity and wildlife habitat, and how they foster an emotional connection to nature in this challenging urban environment.

    Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Evoking Nature: Form and Function on the High Line
    The High Line in Manhattan was born of a city that is constantly reinventing itself. Built on a mile-and-a-half long elevated railroad, this dynamic landscape was inspired by the tenacity of plants in its industrial setting, and it uses a matrix of perennial and woody plants to evoke a natural landscape.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

27 hours ago

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard

There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to “go native.” Perhaps knowing that many native species can be eaten by people will provide the additional incentive you need to add native species to your yard. Join Russ Cohen on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, Massachusetts for a 90-minute slide show featuring at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for your own landscape, or for nibbling as you encounter them in other locales. Russ will supply helpful handouts and bring along samples of goodies made from foraged edible native species for participants to taste. Cosponsored by New England Wild Life Society and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the lecture is $20 for members of sponsoring organizations, $24 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nibbling-on-natives-in-your-backyard-and-beyond

    Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard
    There's an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and others in utilizing more native species in their landscaping to attract and sustain beneficial insects and pollinators as well as to provide food and shelter for birds and other animals. Yet, for some people, these reasons alone may be insufficient motivation to "go native."
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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40 hours 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.


42 hours 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


44 hours ago

New England Conservatory added 7 new photos —...

Scenes from rehearsals for NEC Philharmonia at Symphony Hall. Hugh Wolff conducts an exciting program featuring works by Leonard Bernstein, Claude Debussy, and the world premiere of an #NEC150 commission piece by Aaron Jay Kernis. Tonight! Have you gotten your tickets yet? necmusic.edu/symphonyhall #NEC150commissions


45 hours 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


2 days ago

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


2 days ago

Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 – 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in spring and early summer, focusing on their characteristics and environmental preferences as well as their uses in landscapes and gardens. Be prepared to walk in the Garden each day. This class is appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners. It is a companion to Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season, but can be taken separately. NEWFS members $154, nonmembers $182. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/native-herbaceous-plant-materials-early-season

    Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Early Season
    Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens in this four session New England Wild Flower Society course on Mondays, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4 from 1 - 3:30 at Garden in the Woods, taught by Leslie Duthie.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm – Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts

Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts. In a departure from the usual venue, the meeting will take place at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Street, Framingham. For complete information visit http://rhodora.org.

    Friday, May 4, 6:45 pm - Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts
    Dr. Robert Bertin, Anthony and Renee Marlon Professor in the Sciences, Biology Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday May 4 at 6:45 pm on Patterns and Changes in the Flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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New England Conservatory is at Symphony Hall ...

It's an #NEC150 world premiere! Composer Aaron Jay Kernis wrote Symphony No. 4 “Chromelodeon” in honor of NEC's 150th, and he and conductor Hugh Wolff think you'll leave feeling satisfied 😌🍽️🍧 Join us in Symphony Hall Boston Wednesday, April 18 for this Kernis #worldpremiere followed by a program of Leonard Bernstein and Debussy. Don't miss out: necmusic.edu/symphonyhall 🎟️ #NEC150commissions

    New England Conservatory
    It's an #NEC150 world premiere! Composer Aaron Jay Kernis wrote Symphony No. 4 "Chromelodeon" in honor of NEC's 150th, and he and conductor Hugh Wolff think you'll leave feeling satisfied 😌🍽️🍧 Join...
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2 days ago

#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!


2 days ago

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


3 days ago

Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm – Apples: A New England History

Rowan Jacobsen, author and Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm on Apples: A New England History.

    Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm - Apples: A New England History
    Rowan Jacobsen, author and Knight Science Journalism Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm on Apples: A New England History. No other fruit embodies the horticultural and cultural range of the apple.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Tuesday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Spring Blooms in Graphite and Watercolor

Join botanical artist Helen Byers in this two-day workshop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25 from 10 – 4, to draw and/or paint anemones, daffodils, early tulips, or another spring blossom of your choice. Helen’s demos and personalized instruction will cover step-by-step processes of detailed botanical art techniques using graphite in combination with watercolor. (Returning students may substitute colored pencil for graphite, if they wish.) To see examples of Helen’s work and slideshows from her courses, go to http://helenbyers.com

    Tuesday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Spring Blooms in Graphite and Watercolor
    Join botanical artist Helen Byers in this two-day workshop at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25 from 10 - 4, to draw and/or paint anemones, daffodils, early tulips, or another spring blossom of your choice.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

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.


4 days ago

Friday, April 27, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon – Middlesex Conservation District Spring Plant Sale

The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday 4/27 (3-6pm) and Saturday 4/28 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA. The sale includes tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. All sale proceeds benefit our environmental programs, protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County. Free admission. Visit http://www.middlesexconservation.org for more information.

    Friday, April 27, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and Saturday, April 28, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon - Middlesex Conservation District Spring Plant Sale
    The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday 4/27 (3-6pm) and Saturday 4/28 (8am-noon) at Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA. The sale includes tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. All sale proceeds benefit our environmental programs, protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Herbs for the Home Garden

The flavor and fragrance of fresh herbs dress up even the simplest meals. Herb plants are beautiful and useful additions to the home landscape. This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop on Sunday, April 22 from 1 – 4 will focus on ten common culinary herbs: basil, dill, parsley, oregano, chives, sage, savory, mint, garlic and rosemary. Skills taught will include growing herbs from seeds, transplants, division and cuttings; overwintering rosemary indoors, and tips for preserving herbs. Participants will take home a seed flat of assorted basil varieties.

    Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Herbs for the Home Garden
    The flavor and fragrance of fresh herbs dress up even the simplest meals. Herb plants are beautiful and useful additions to the home landscape. This Tower Hill Botanic Garden workshop on Sunday, April 22 from 1 - 4 will focus on ten common culinary herbs: basil, dill, parsley, oregano, chives, sage, savory, mint, garlic and rosemary.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

“22 years ago, at age 14, I stood on the corn...

“22 years ago, at age 14, I stood on the corner of Hereford and Boylston cheering on my father and all the runners of the 100th Boston Marathon."

    Shalane Flanagan shares inspiring Instagram on eve of Boston Marathon
    "My dream to become a marathoner started that day." Sunday night, fewer than 24 hours before the madness of the Boston Marathon was set to begin, elite runner Shalane Flanagan reflected on the race's significance to her.
    https://www.boston.com

4 days ago

#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!


4 days ago

#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.


5 days ago

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


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