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Martha Washington geraniums, also known as re...

Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, have a very stately presence thanks to their richly colored blooms and velvety petals. Makes perfect sense that Isabella would want them in her Palace. 👑

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    Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, have a very stately presence thanks to their richly colored blooms and velvety petals. Makes perfect sense that Isabella would want them in...
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While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on...

While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people’s stylish dress: “as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks.”

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    While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people's stylish dress: "as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks."
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#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guita...

#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement,” she was deemed the queen of American folk music by Martin Luther King Jr. ✊

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    TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," she...
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A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament us...

A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament used mainly by noblemen on the fronts of their turbans. On the back is a shaft to hold a feather, so the wearer can add even more panache to their look. Twelve different gems adorn this ornament, nine of which form the standard combination of the talismanic navaratna. Object: Indian, Turban Ornament (Sarpech) (detail), 19th century, white nephrite jade base, with gems set in gold, and a gilded metal pin.

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    A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament used mainly by noblemen on the fronts of their turbans. On the back is a shaft to hold a feather, so the wearer can add even more panache to their look....
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Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Satu...

Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power! In collaboration with Polly Thayer Starr Artist Peter Evonuk, this hands-on art project takes inspiration from sculpture to create beautiful paintings. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Gol4cx

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    Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power! In collaboration with Polly Thayer Starr Artist Peter Evonuk, this hands-on art project takes inspiration from...
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Summer is almost here—have you planned your v...

Summer is almost here—have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole family. Plan your visit now: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y

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    Summer is almost here-have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole...
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#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our hea...

#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous planning to make sure the plants are ready for their debut. 🌿

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    TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous...
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ParkArts watercolor workshops return in June

James P. Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens, 70 Park Drive, Fenway

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    ParkArts watercolor workshops return in June
    Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of June at six Boston locations. The series of free workshops is just one of the many offerings of the annual ParkARTS program sponsored by Holly and David Bruce.
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When you visit the Veronese Room, be sure to ...

When you visit the Veronese Room, be sure to look up! Crowned with flowers of Cupid in a court of gods and goddesses, The Coronation of Hebe was a subject fit for the queen of Fenway Court. 👑 Image: Studio of Paolo Veronese, The Coronation of Hebe, 1580-1589, oil on canvas.

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    When you visit the Veronese Room, be sure to look up! Crowned with flowers of Cupid in a court of gods and goddesses, The Coronation of Hebe was a subject fit for the queen of Fenway Court. 👑 Image:...
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Isabella disliked the mausoleum-like spaces o...

Isabella disliked the mausoleum-like spaces of American museums of her time, thus she designed the flower-filled courtyard you see today!

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    Isabella disliked the mausoleum-like spaces of American museums of her time, thus she designed the flower-filled courtyard you see today!
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5 days ago

Coming Attractions: May 20 through June 5 — What Will Light Your Fire

Brokelahomo musical comedy by Ryan Landry. Staged by the Gold Dust Orphans, at MACHINE, 1254 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, through May 27.

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Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

Allegiance Book by Mark Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione. Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo. Directed by Paul Daigneault. Music Direction by Matthew Stern. Choreography by Ilyse Robbins. Staged by SpeakEasy Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, through June 2.

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through July 15...

The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett. Directed by Daniel Boudreau. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, through May 27.

The Plague, the novel by Albert Camus, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett. Directed by Daniel Boudreau. Staged by Praxis Stage at the Dorchester Art Project, 1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA, May 11 through 20 and at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre 949 Commonwealth ave, Boston, MA, through May 27.

...Director, Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon. Staged by Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 40 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, through June 24...

After Grace by Cary Crim. Directed by Regge Life. Staged by Shakespeare & Company in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA, May 24 through July 15.

At the First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA

At the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: May 20 through June 5 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Film A restoration of this great 1968 revisionist Spaghetti Western. The Italians had no interest in heroism; their westerns flourished in an era seething with cynicism and contempt for government.
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5 days ago

Congrats, Class of 2018! 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 Not sure what...

Congrats, Class of 2018! 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 Not sure what to get your grad student? Look no further than the Gardner Museum! Spend a day catching up by the Courtyard or pick up something special for them in our gift shop. Visit us today: http://bit.ly/2GaSmAa

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    Congrats, Class of 2018! 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 Not sure what to get your grad student? Look no further than the Gardner Museum! Spend a day catching up by the Courtyard or pick up something special for them in our...
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Isabella loved modern dance, and even invited...

Isabella loved modern dance, and even invited American dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis to perform at the Gardner Museum in 1908. This caused quite a scandal, as Ruth danced barefoot! 😱

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    Isabella loved modern dance, and even invited American dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis to perform at the Gardner Museum in 1908. This caused quite a scandal, as Ruth danced barefoot! 😱
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We’ve been head-over-heels for Fra Angelico l...

We’ve been head-over-heels for Fra Angelico lately (can you blame us?) but our art collection has many more Madonnas to behold! This 16th century painting has similar radiating gold lines like the ones in Fra Angelico’s reliquaries, but the bright color palette and botanical imagery put this painting in a category all on its own. Image: After Martin Schongauer, The Virgin and Child of the Rose Bower (detail), mid 16th century, oil on panel.

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    We've been head-over-heels for Fra Angelico lately (can you blame us?) but our art collection has many more Madonnas to behold! This 16th century painting has similar radiating gold lines like the...
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May 18

WGBH's Jim Braude and Arts Editor Jared Bowen...

WGBH's Jim Braude and Arts Editor Jared Bowen feast their eyes (and their stomachs!) on cuisine at our very own Café G! Join their field trip to the Gardner Museum and take in the visual and culinary experience: http://bit.ly/2LfrzC6

    Man Date: Jim And Jared's Delicious Adventure At The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    What's not to love about an edible still life? Jim Braude joined WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen for a field trip to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to experience all of the art they have to offer: both visual and culinary.
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May 18

Operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba was a Gild...

Operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba was a Gilded Age celebrity and admirer of both Gardner and her museum. She performed at Fenway Court in 1905, where she sang into the Courtyard from the top of the stairs to the Dutch Room. Image: Ernest Walter Histed, Nellie Melba, 1899, platinum print.

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    Operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba was a Gilded Age celebrity and admirer of both Gardner and her museum. She performed at Fenway Court in 1905, where she sang into the Courtyard from the top of the...
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