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Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems t...

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped domes, domed kiosks (chhatris), and arched entrances. The Bara Imambara in nearby Lucknow, a complex of structures built around 1784, with many gateways, courtyards, and monumental facades, may have been the source of the motif. Object: Unknown artist, Tray, about 1880, brass, tin, and lac.

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    Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped...
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On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director ...

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico’s San Marco altarpiece, revealing new insights into the friar-painter’s unorthodox workshop organization and remarkable technical accomplishments. Tickets available now: http://bit.ly/2Ezj8kK

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    On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico's San Marco altarpiece,...
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36 hours ago

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora ...

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!

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    Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!
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Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner...

Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum’s Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB

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    Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum's Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB
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One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of...

One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli’s power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to the height of Florence’s golden age of the fifteenth century. Painting: Sandro Botticelli, The Tragedy of Lucretia, 1499-1500, tempera and oil on panel.

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    One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli's power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to...
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2 days ago

Did you know that free, hands-on art activiti...

Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during Saturday drop-in workshops. http://bit.ly/2sBp48c

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    Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum's rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during...
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2 days ago

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, ha...

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem “Stairway of Jade” on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura in the Blue Room with a hand-written label.

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    ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem "Stairway of Jade" on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura...
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2 days ago

Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? ...

Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard’s bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies. Enjoy a drink with friends, explore the galleries, or get messy with a hands-on horticulture project. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2nmCGim

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    Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard's bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies....
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3 days ago

Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth ex...

Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition opens February 22.✨ Explore the renowned Renaissance painter's talent for storytelling, his breathtaking use of color, and his master craftsmanship: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

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    Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition opens February 22.✨ Explore the renowned Renaissance painter's talent for storytelling, his breathtaking use of color, and his master...
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3 days ago

While our Open Studio runs every week, artist...

While our Open Studio runs every week, artist Stephen Hamilton’s work will only be around for two more Saturdays! 😱 Stop in February 17 to view Hamilton’s African deity-inspired work and create a portrait. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spw8ob

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    While our Open Studio runs every week, artist Stephen Hamilton's work will only be around for two more Saturdays! 😱 Stop in February 17 to view Hamilton's African deity-inspired work and create a...
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3 days ago

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Gardner Museum...

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Gardner Museum! ❤️ Take your date (or just yourself) out for a romantic stroll around the Courtyard and stop into Café G for a bite to eat. Wishing you all a lovely day. 💕 Painting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Love’s Greeting, about 1861, oil on panel.

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    Happy Valentine's Day from the Gardner Museum! ❤️ Take your date (or just yourself) out for a romantic stroll around the Courtyard and stop into Café G for a bite to eat. Wishing you all a lovely...
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4 days ago

#TransformationTuesday Keeping everything loo...

#TransformationTuesday Keeping everything looking 💯. Hydrated plants make for a lush and lavish courtyard.

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    TransformationTuesday Keeping everything looking 💯. Hydrated plants make for a lush and lavish courtyard.
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5 days ago

Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gar...

Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gardner Museum; even the smallest spaces have beauty to discover. This handsome carved screen can be found in the second floor passageway between galleries. 🔍

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    Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gardner Museum; even the smallest spaces have beauty to discover. This handsome carved screen can be found in the second floor passageway between galleries. 🔍
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On February 15, forget the winter weather and...

On February 15, forget the winter weather and step inside the warm galleries to reconnect with friends, listen to music, or get your hands dirty with a fun horticulture project during Third Thursdays: Garden Party. Get tickets: http://bit.ly/2nmCGim

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    On February 15, forget the winter weather and step inside the warm galleries to reconnect with friends, listen to music, or get your hands dirty with a fun horticulture project during Third...
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This photo dates back to 1903, the year that ...

This photo dates back to 1903, the year that the Gardner Museum first opened. Even over a hundred years ago, the palace was as lush and vibrant as it is today. When was the first time you visited the Courtyard?

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    This photo dates back to 1903, the year that the Gardner Museum first opened. Even over a hundred years ago, the palace was as lush and vibrant as it is today. When was the first time you visited the...
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Feb 10

Though white and grey dominate Boston’s Febru...

Though white and grey dominate Boston’s February landscape, Dodge MacKnight chose to paint this winter scene of Cape Cod in vivid orchid and plum. Painting: Dodge MacKnight, A Road in Winter, Cape Cod, 1901-1904, watercolor on paper.

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    Though white and grey dominate Boston's February landscape, Dodge MacKnight chose to paint this winter scene of Cape Cod in vivid orchid and plum. Painting: Dodge MacKnight, A Road in Winter, Cape...
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Feb 09

Surprised by success: AHS sophomore wins concerto competition

Where: Boston University Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

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    Following numerous public hearings since July and more recent community-outreach efforts, the Redevelopment Board discussed details at length and accepted amendments a week before the Special Town Meeting, but in the end, voted unanimously to send its revised report supporting recodifying the zoning bylaws to Town Meeting members.
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Feb 09

The Gardner Museum is joining the #SucculentS...

The Gardner Museum is joining the #SucculentSquad 💚 Called “Donkey’s Tail” or “Burro’s Tail,” this beautiful plant is one of many in our greenhouse.

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    The Gardner Museum is joining the #SucculentSquad 💚 Called "Donkey's Tail" or "Burro's Tail," this beautiful plant is one of many in our greenhouse.
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Feb 08

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only gets...

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only gets more beautiful as the sun goes down! Visit us tonight for and stargaze by the courtyard. Night owls welcome until 9 pm on Thursdays. 🌙

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    The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only gets more beautiful as the sun goes down! Visit us tonight for and stargaze by the courtyard. Night owls welcome until 9 pm on Thursdays. 🌙
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Feb 08

Our exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth...

Our exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, opens February 22! Four of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries will be reunited at the Gardner Museum for the first time! Join us in exploring the Renaissance master‘s ground-breaking narrative art, peerless creativity, and craftsmanship. Info here: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

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    Our exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, opens February 22! Four of Fra Angelico's reliquaries will be reunited at the Gardner Museum for the first time! Join us in exploring the Renaissance...
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Feb 08

#ThrowbackThursday to when Artist-in-Residenc...

#ThrowbackThursday to when Artist-in-Residence Laura Anderson Barbata used the Gardner Museum’s Raphael Room as inspiration for the crimson costumes adorning Brooklyn Jumbies stilt-walkers in her work Intervention: Raphael Red. See the costumes and watch the Jumbies stilt walk: http://bit.ly/2sgkHiv

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    ThrowbackThursday to when Artist-in-Residence Laura Anderson Barbata used the Gardner Museum's Raphael Room as inspiration for the crimson costumes adorning Brooklyn Jumbies stilt-walkers in her...
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Feb 07

This statue’s draped beauty appealed to Isabe...

This statue’s draped beauty appealed to Isabella Stewart Gardner’s tastes and standards in sculpture. It’s one of several Roman statues that grace the Museum’s courtyard and pay homage to the beauty and power of the female figure. Object: Unknown Artist, A Goddess (Persephone), about 20 BC - 50 AD.

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    This statue's draped beauty appealed to Isabella Stewart Gardner's tastes and standards in sculpture. It's one of several Roman statues that grace the Museum's courtyard and pay homage to the beauty...
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Feb 07

Stephen Hamilton’s work contemplates symbols ...

Stephen Hamilton’s work contemplates symbols we choose to depict ourselves with in painting, portraiture, and textiles. On Saturday, 2/10, drop by our Open Studio and create a masterpiece of your own inspired by Hamilton’s craft. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EsKUiI

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    Stephen Hamilton's work contemplates symbols we choose to depict ourselves with in painting, portraiture, and textiles. On Saturday, 2/10, drop by our Open Studio and create a masterpiece of your own...
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Feb 06

#TransformationTuesday Our conservationist pa...

#TransformationTuesday Our conservationist painstakingly works on the Courtyard’s 2nd century AD sarcophagus. #SpaDay

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    TransformationTuesday Our conservationist painstakingly works on the Courtyard's 2nd century AD sarcophagus. #SpaDay
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Feb 06

January 2018 in Review, From Ax-Throwing Bars to Ramen

Cafe Landwer (900 Beacon St., Audubon Circle, Boston): This is the first United States location for the Israeli cafe chain, which will also open in Boston’s Cleveland Circle neighborhood.

Cava (1346 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston): This fast-casual Mediterranean chain comes by way of Washington, D.C., and it’s also expanding to Boston’s Back Bay and Cambridge’s Kendall Square, as well as Dedham and Hingham.

Tilted Kilt (96 Brookline Ave., Fenway, Boston): Also known as “Scottish Hooters,” this “breastaurant” and sports bar chain didn’t last long in Fenway. In the region, a Billerica location remains open.

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75 on Courthouse Square (220 Northern Ave.): 75 Chestnut and 75 on Liberty Wharf have a new similarly named sibling in the Seaport District, serving burgers, seafood and pasta entrees, and more — as well as a build-your-own bloody mary bar.

The Bagel Table (9 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill): Located in the longtime Rosie’s Bakery space at The Street, this new bakery features OMG! Bagels (a local brand) and serves some of Rosie’s greatest hits as well.

Blossom Bar (295 Washington St., Brookline): Like its Woburn sibling, the Brookline Sichuan Garden now has a snazzy cocktail bar inside. Those who loved dining at Sichuan Garden pre-revamp will still find a number of its dishes on the new, pared-down menu.

Globe Bar & Cafe (384 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): This Back Bay spot moved down the street, taking over the former Rattlesnake space. Yes, the rooftop will be open seasonally.

Grassona’s Italian (1704 Beacon St., Washington Square, Brookline): Fairsted Kitchen owner Steve Bowman briefly closed his restaurant to renovate it and reopen it as Grassona’s Italian, serving red-sauce Italian classics.

Hopsters (51 Sleeper St., Seaport District, Boston): The Newton-based brewpub and brew-your-own-beer facility has expanded to Boston proper (and has further expansion plans in the works). Go for a meal, a drink, and/or a brewing session.

Oisa Ramen (2 Broad St., Downtown Boston): This pop-up has found a cozy home in the Financial District, serving...

Olivia’s Bistro (136 Adams St., Nonantum, Newton): This Newton addition is serving wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas and more Italian food.

Tasty Burger (1 Nashua St., West End, Boston): The local burger chain’s sixth location is at North Station and features the group’s biggest bar (18 seats), at which beer and wine are served. There’s also a takeout window and free pool table.

Tatte Bakery & Cafe (399 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Yet another expansion for the local cafe chain that now has eight outposts in Brookline, Boston, and Cambridge.

Xi’an Street Foods (182 Brighton Ave., Allston, Boston): Serving rougamo (flatbread sandwiches that resemble burgers), biang biang noodles, and other cuisine...

Bertucci’s (22 Merchants Row, Downtown Boston): The Faneuil Hall location of local pizza chain Bertucci’s opened way back in 1989.

Diva Indian Bistro (246 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville): The Indian restaurant had been open for over 20 years.

Papagayo (283 Summer St., Fort Point, Boston): In an increasingly crowded neighborhood for Mexican restaurants and tequila bar, this location shut down, but Papagayo remains open in downtown Boston and Somerville’s Assembly Row.

Sultan’s Kitchen (116 State St., Downtown Boston): The Turkish restaurant, a staple of the downtown dining scene, had been around since 1981.

Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar (266 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston): Open for over 20 years, Tapeo cited the neighborhood’s “oppressive rents” as a factor in the restaurant’s closure.

    January 2018 in Review, From Ax-Throwing Bars to Ramen
    2018 got off to a fast start in terms of local restaurant openings. A few Boston-based groups continued to expand in January, including Tatte Bakery & Cafe and Tasty Burger, while some non-local chains came to town as well, including Israel's Cafe Landwer and D.C.-based Cava, both serving fast-casual food with a Mediterranean feel.
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Feb 05

BostInno Approved: February’s Top Tech & Startup Events in Boston

...is from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Hatch Fenway, which is located at 401 Park Dr on the eighth floor...

...8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Boston University Questrom School of Business 595 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets range from $20 – $25...

...This class takes place at 2 p.m. at the Boston University BUild lab at 730 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets for this event range from $0 – $45...

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...innovating ideas about how to make this city better. This free event takes place at 50 Milk St. on the 15th Floor,  and is from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m...

...is free of charge and is located at the Care.com headquarters, which is at 77 4th Ave, Lower Level in Waltham. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and space is...

...MA. This event is at 5:45 p.m. and is located at WorkBar at 399 Boylston St on the sixth floor...

Female Millennial Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Meetup: This is a monthly networking event for female entrepreneurs or business owners to get to know each other. This event is at the Caffe Nero located at 416 West Broadway from 11 a.m – 1 p.m and is free of charge.

...runs from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and takes place at Alley Cambridge at 10 Ware St in Cambridge...

...and the tickets for this event are $10.  It is hosted at Yesware Boston at 75 Kneeland St on the 15th floor...

...page. This takes place at 6 p.m. at Morgan Lewis, which is located at 1 Federal St.

...business’s ideas. This event is $25 and takes place at the WeWork located at 625 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge...

...are $0-$25. This takes place at John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House at 33 Dunster St in Cambridge...

Stitch and Pitch: This is a casual networking event for people in tech and startups to bond over beers and crafting. This event is free and takes place at WeWork space at 51 Melcher St from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

...event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at District Hall, which is located at 75 Northern Ave.

...5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Ray and Maria Stata Center at 32 Vassar St in Cambridge...

    Top Boston Tech & Startup Events Happening in January 2018
    February may be the shortest month of the year, but there are no shortages of tech and startup events this month. Here is our list of events you won't want to miss this month that are worth braving the cold. General Assembly hosts Tech and Customer Experience: This free event focuses on customer experience in the tech industry.
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Feb 04

#FunFact There are ten portraits of Isabella ...

#FunFact There are ten portraits of Isabella interspersed throughout the collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! How many have you spotted? 🕵️ #ISpyWithMyLittleEye

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    FunFact There are ten portraits of Isabella interspersed throughout the collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! How many have you spotted? 🕵️ #ISpyWithMyLittleEye
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Feb 03

Are you a fan of antiquing? Isabella sure was...

Are you a fan of antiquing? Isabella sure was—she picked up this vitrine made of painted and gilded wood during an antiquing trip back on October 1, 1906, along with another vitrine, a piece of needlework, and eight candlesticks. Any guesses as to what this gold coil could be? The shape itself is already a question mark. Object: Vitrine (Teca), Mid-18th Century, painted and gilded wood, glass.

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    Are you a fan of antiquing? Isabella sure was-she picked up this vitrine made of painted and gilded wood during an antiquing trip back on October 1, 1906, along with another vitrine, a piece of...
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Feb 02

Orchids of all shapes, sizes, and colors brin...

Orchids of all shapes, sizes, and colors bring our winter courtyard to life.

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    Orchids of all shapes, sizes, and colors bring our winter courtyard to life.
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