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We were shocked and saddened to hear about th...

We were shocked and saddened to hear about the death of S. J. Brooks. S. J. was a valued member of the BCA staff when he worked here in 2012 as a member of our Visual Arts team. He was a kind-hearted, generous, and wonderfully creative person with a deep commitment to his work in the community. We extend our sincerest condolences to S.J.'s family and friends during this horrible time. https://www.google.com/amp/boston.cbslocal.com/2018/05/21/cougar-attack-victim-sj-brooks-washington-seattle-boston/amp/

    Victim In Deadly Washington State Cougar Attack Had Boston Ties
    SEATTLE (CBS/AP) - The mountain biker killed in a vicious cougar attack in Washington State over the weekend studied and worked in Boston in recent years. S.J. Brooks., a 32-year-old Seattle resident, was killed after encountering the cougar with another mountain biker during a morning ride in the foothills near North Bend.
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8 hours 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.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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11 hours ago

Devour Tacos, Jumbo Pretzels, and Key Lime Martinis Near Symphony Hall Tonight

...ceviche tonight. Two Saints Tavern and Dos Diablos Taco Bar are opening in adjoining spaces (52 Gainsborough St., Fenway) on Monday, May 21, as Boston Magazine reports. The restaurant duo includes a beer...

    Devour Tacos, Jumbo Pretzels, and Key Lime Martinis Near Symphony Hall Tonight
    Diners in the Symphony area can feast on tacos, beer, and ceviche tonight. Two Saints Tavern and Dos Diablos Taco Bar are opening in adjoining spaces (52 Gainsborough St., Fenway) on Monday, May 21, as Boston Magazine reports. The restaurant duo includes a beer hall atmosphere and a taqueria, with no shortage of snacks and booze to go around.
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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!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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32 hours 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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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34 hours ago

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! 😱

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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2 days ago

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.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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3 days ago

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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3 days ago

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.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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3 days ago

Two Saints Tavern and Dos Diablos Taqueria Open Soon near Boston Symphony

52 Gainsborough St., Boston, 617-236-8784, dosdiablostacobar.com.

    Two New Spots Open near Symphony in "Gastro-Harmony"
    Two new restaurants open in May 2018 on Gainsborough Street in Boston, near Fenway, Kenmore Square, and Back Bay. Two Saints Tavern is a college-friendly casual beer hall, while Dos Diablos is an intimate tequila and taco bar. Check out the menus at both restaurants near Symphony Hall.
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4 days ago

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.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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4 days ago

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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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4 days ago

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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4 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared KAIROS Danc...

*ARTIST ALERT* We are so honored to have KAIROS Dance Theater perform at the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome this year! Purchase your tickets today because you won't want to miss it. #supportlocalartists #bostondance #contemporary

    KAIROS Dance Theater
    KAIROS performs at BCA's Annual Ball Saturday June 2nd! 🦋🦋 Enter a lush botanical wonderland created by JNG Event Consulting, encounter BCA performing and visual artists who will engage you in...
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5 days ago

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.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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5 days ago

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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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5 days ago

The Nexus Ambassadors are actively engaged ar...

The Nexus Ambassadors are actively engaged artists, professionals and community leaders who play an integral part in advancing our mission to support working artists, develop new audiences and connect the arts to community. The Nexus Ambassadors work to leverage extensive community and civic networks to provide on-the-ground engagement for BCA and its programs. To learn more, visit www.bcaonline.org/nexus 📸: Melissa Blackall Photography

    Boston Center for the Arts
    The Nexus Ambassadors are actively engaged artists, professionals and community leaders who play an integral part in advancing our mission to support working artists, develop new audiences and...
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5 days ago

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

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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6 days ago

Come and be moved by the power of music in co...

Come and be moved by the power of music in community with RISE: Community Sings! On May 24, Dr. Ysaÿe Maria Barnwell will lead participants in singing rhythms, chants, and songs from African and African-American traditions. No experience is necessary. The only prerequisite is a love of music and song! Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2ryiVXu

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Come and be moved by the power of music in community with RISE: Community Sings! On May 24, Dr. Ysaÿe Maria Barnwell will lead participants in singing rhythms, chants, and songs from African and...
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6 days ago

Calling all members! Today is the last day to...

Calling all members! Today is the last day to enjoy double the discount at Gift at the Gardner! Use your 20% off discount on our online shop to buy that special something you’ve been eyeing. Whether it’s jewelry, journals, or trinkets, take home a reminder of the Gardner experience today! http://bit.ly/2Kfk2BY

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Calling all members! Today is the last day to enjoy double the discount at Gift at the Gardner! Use your 20% off discount on our online shop to buy that special something you've been eyeing. Whether...
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May 14

Don’t let the size of the Short Gallery fool ...

Don’t let the size of the Short Gallery fool you—this small, informal space houses the works of numerous great artists, including Henri Matisse, Agnolo Bronzino, and Michelangelo Buonarroti!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Don't let the size of the Short Gallery fool you-this small, informal space houses the works of numerous great artists, including Henri Matisse, Agnolo Bronzino, and Michelangelo Buonarroti!
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May 14

"When the opportunity came to use this grant ...

"When the opportunity came to use this grant to take an artistic risk, the challenges presented by the space became opportunities to activate the Cyclorama like never before." Chief Advancement Officer Emily Foster Day writes on the Barr Foundation blog what it was like for BCA to commission a brand new performance piece by Masary Studios, and how taking the #ArtisticRisk helped BCA reconnect to its founding mission: bit.ly/bcaartisticrisk

    From Platform to Presenter: How Boston Center for the Arts Reconnected to its Founding Mission
    Third in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.
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May 14

Got a grad in your life? Nothing says congrat...

Got a grad in your life? Nothing says congratulations like a trip to the Gardner Museum! When you’re done touring the Palace, stop by our gift shop to get them something special. Get your tickets today: http://bit.ly/2GaSmAa

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Got a grad in your life? Nothing says congratulations like a trip to the Gardner Museum! When you're done touring the Palace, stop by our gift shop to get them something special. Get your tickets...
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May 14

Tomorrow is the last day for members to enjoy...

Tomorrow is the last day for members to enjoy double their member discount at Gift at the Gardner! Visit our gift shop today or order online tomorrow for 20% off all regularly priced items. Find that perfect gift for a friend, family member, or yourself! Not a member? Sign up today and see what other exclusive benefits the Gardner Museum has to offer: http://bit.ly/2HXJMSm

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Tomorrow is the last day for members to enjoy double their member discount at Gift at the Gardner! Visit our gift shop today or order online tomorrow for 20% off all regularly priced items. Find that...
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May 14

Congratulations, Class of 2018! 🎓 Heading to ...

Congratulations, Class of 2018! 🎓 Heading to Boston for the ceremony? Bring your grad to the Gardner and get them something special in our gift shop. Skip the line by visiting our website to score tickets for the whole family: http://bit.ly/2GaSmAa

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Congratulations, Class of 2018! 🎓 Heading to Boston for the ceremony? Bring your grad to the Gardner and get them something special in our gift shop. Skip the line by visiting our website to score...
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May 14

We are thrilled to announce that Boston Cente...

We are thrilled to announce that Boston Center for the Arts was selected as one of 36 organizations in Massachusetts to receive a planning grant from the Mass Cultural Council's Cultural Facilities Fund. This is part of a $9.3 million capital investment in the Commonwealth's cultural organizations. Thank you! https://mailchi.mp/art/power-of-culture-october-545393?e=b5831a3311

    $9.3 Million in New Capital Funds Awarded to Support Mass Creative Economy
    our website.
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May 13

What better way to celebrate #MothersDay than...

What better way to celebrate #MothersDay than a shout-out to Julia Ward Howe? Abolitionist, social reformer, and friend to Isabella, Howe penned the Mother’s Day Proclamation, an appeal for women to unite for peace in the world. 🌎 Visit the Blue Room to admire her portrait!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    What better way to celebrate #MothersDay than a shout-out to Julia Ward Howe? Abolitionist, social reformer, and friend to Isabella, Howe penned the Mother's Day Proclamation, an appeal for women to...
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May 13

#FunFact Upon his first visit to the Gardner ...

#FunFact Upon his first visit to the Gardner Museum in 2004, New Wing architect Renzo Piano remarked, “This woman was mad, this is extraordinary.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    FunFact Upon his first visit to the Gardner Museum in 2004, New Wing architect Renzo Piano remarked, "This woman was mad, this is extraordinary."
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May 13

Happy Mother’s Day! There’s no better way to ...

Happy Mother’s Day! There’s no better way to tell your mom how much she means to you than a relaxing day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break, have some fun, and have a lovely day! 💕

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy Mother's Day! There's no better way to tell your mom how much she means to you than a relaxing day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break, have some fun, and have a lovely day! 💕
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