5 hours ago

A spirited child, Isabella Stewart Gardner on...

A spirited child, Isabella Stewart Gardner once ran off to watch the circus and came home in tears after being retrieved by a caregiver. #WildChild

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    A spirited child, Isabella Stewart Gardner once ran off to watch the circus and came home in tears after being retrieved by a caregiver. #WildChild
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8 hours ago

When Isabella visited Italy, she knew she wan...

When Isabella visited Italy, she knew she wanted her Museum to be modeled on a 15th century palazzo. By having the exterior facades turned inward around a central courtyard, she was able to blend the outdoors with the indoors—the best of both worlds!

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    When Isabella visited Italy, she knew she wanted her Museum to be modeled on a 15th century palazzo. By having the exterior facades turned inward around a central courtyard, she was able to blend the...
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Who would have thought that a box could be su...

Who would have thought that a box could be such a showstopper? Made in Japan, this golden container features a coiled dragon on top and curly clouds on the sides. What would you store in a box this cool? Object: Japanese, Circular Box with Dragon, 19th century, lacquered wood with gold decoration.

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    Who would have thought that a box could be such a showstopper? Made in Japan, this golden container features a coiled dragon on top and curly clouds on the sides. What would you store in a box this...
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2 days ago

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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2 days ago

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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2 days ago

Did You Score Free Tickets to Solo: A Star Wars Story?

...a 9:30 pm screening tonight, Friday, May 25, at Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston...

    Did You Score Free Tickets to Solo: A Star Wars Story? | BU Today | Boston University
    Find out who won our trivia contest It's Memorial Day weekend, the official start of the summer movie season, and the first blockbuster out of the gate is Solo: A Star Wars Story, the second anthology film in the Star Wars franchise and a prequel to Rogue One and A New Hope.
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2 days ago

Want to See Solo: A Star Wars Story Tonight—and Free?

...Solo: A Star Wars Story at 9:30 pm at Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston...

    Want to See Solo: A Star Wars Story Tonight-and Free? | BU Today | Boston University
    Enter our trivia contest and it could happen A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... The most famous movie franchise in Hollywood history returns to the big screen today with Solo: A Star Wars Story, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Disney Studios.
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3 days ago

#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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4 days ago

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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4 days ago

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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4 days ago

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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5 days ago

#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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6 days ago

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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May 20

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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May 20

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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May 20

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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May 19

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

Here’s Where to Watch the Royal Wedding in Boston

...Framingham 16 to screen the festivities starting at 10 a.m. $10, Fenway Stadium 13, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston; AMC Assembly Row 12, 395 Artisan Way, Somerville; AMC Framingham 16, 22 Flutie Pass...

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...the event proceeds will be donated to Franciscan Children’s hospital. $88, Mandarin Oriental Boston, 776 Boylston St., Boston, tickets...

...s lovely Royal Roses gummies to commemorate the day. Sold out, the Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 Saint James Ave., Boston, fairmont.com...

...booth will be open to make guests’ Instagrammable dreams come true. Prices vary, Café Fleuri, 250 Franklin St., Boston, reservations...

...citrus, and carrot cake treats available starting at 11 a.m. $3 per doughnut, Harvest, 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, harvestcambridge.com...

    Where to Watch the Royal Wedding in Boston
    From the Mandarin Oriental Boston to the Fairmont Copley Plaza, several spaces around the Hub will be hosting festive streaming parties in honor of the special bash. You've memorized a slide deck with details on the royal family tree. You've decided you can pull off saying the words "posh" and "rubbish" without it being too weird.
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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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May 17

To put it simply, a relic is any object of im...

To put it simply, a relic is any object of importance. Back in the Renaissance, this reliquary by Fra Angelico was full of relics from deceased saints, like bits of hair and skin. A relic of the 21st century might be less morbid, like a pocket watch or family heirloom. Let us know what your relics are in the comments below with #WhatsYourRelic! Image: Fra Angelico, The Madonna della Stella (detail), 1424-1434, tempera with oil glazes and gold on panel.

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    To put it simply, a relic is any object of importance. Back in the Renaissance, this reliquary by Fra Angelico was full of relics from deceased saints, like bits of hair and skin. A relic of the 21st...
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May 17

Tonight’s the night! Join us from 5:30-9 pm f...

Tonight’s the night! Join us from 5:30-9 pm for Third Thursdays: Creative Play. Music lovers can jam out with DJ Dayglow in the Courtyard, creators can build their ideal space in the Studio, plant people can relax in our outdoor gardens, and art appreciators can chat with designers Sabrina Dorsainvil and Silvia López Chavez. Last call for tickets: http://bit.ly/2rjDq9p

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    Tonight's the night! Join us from 5:30-9 pm for Third Thursdays: Creative Play. Music lovers can jam out with DJ Dayglow in the Courtyard, creators can build their ideal space in the Studio, plant...
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May 17

Tune in tonight at 7 pm on @WGBH for a "Man-D...

Tune in tonight at 7 pm on @WGBH for a "Man-Date" at Café G with Jim Braude and Jared Bowen! 🥂

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Tune in tonight at 7 pm on @WGBH for a "Man-Date" at Café G with Jim Braude and Jared Bowen! 🥂
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May 16

This jar was gifted to Isabella by Okakura Ka...

This jar was gifted to Isabella by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese art historian and philosopher. Crafted in a porcelain workshop in Seto, the decoration imitates the Chinese porcelain style know as Shonzui, introduced to Japan in the 17th century. Object: Japanese, Freshwater Jar with Lid, 19th century, porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze and lacquered lid.

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    This jar was gifted to Isabella by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese art historian and philosopher. Crafted in a porcelain workshop in Seto, the decoration imitates the Chinese porcelain style know as...
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May 16

Calling all creatives! This Saturday, visit u...

Calling all creatives! This Saturday, visit us for our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power. Get inspired by our Museum’s incredible artwork, then take home a your own masterpiece! Plan your visit: http://bit.ly/2rApyaU

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    Calling all creatives! This Saturday, visit us for our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power. Get inspired by our Museum's incredible artwork, then take home a your own masterpiece! Plan your visit:...
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May 16

The Gardner Museum is the perfect place for v...

The Gardner Museum is the perfect place for visitors of all ages to make deep personal connections to art of the past and present. Travel back in time (and around the globe!) as you peruse our collection’s immense collection of art and art objects. What are you waiting for? Visit us today: http://bit.ly/2GaSmAa

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    The Gardner Museum is the perfect place for visitors of all ages to make deep personal connections to art of the past and present. Travel back in time (and around the globe!) as you peruse our...
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