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Pictured here is Isabella being escorted off of her gondola in Venice—a favorite travel destination of hers that inspired her to create the Gardner Museum in its unique Venetian style. #GardnerMuseum
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This silver and enamel opium box has Chinese poetry enameled on the sides. Around the box it reads, “Abode of the mountain resting on a cloud / A fresh rain passed over this lonely mountain, and the weather toward evening changed into autumn / Through repose become non-desiring: thus to grow no old is the way of Taoist Immortals. Written in kui-wei.” (kui-wei indicates the date). Object: Feng Hua, Opium Box, 1883, silver and enamel.
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Join us on January 28 for the opening of our spring Sunday Concert Series with A Far Cry. They’re kicking off the new year with a new program, “Guardians of the Groove.” Learn more or get tickets: http://bit.ly/2DjbEyC
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Amidst a tapestry of green, these plum-colored orchids are the real jewels of the Gardner’s Courtyard this week! #ColorfulCourtyard #GardnerMuseum #Orchids
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Portraits come in many mediums, styles, and sizes. This Saturday in the Gardner’s Studio, drop by to participate in a portrait-themed project. Consider portraits throughout the Museum and create one of your own: http://bit.ly/2DjbwPE
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This is the last weekend to see our fantastic Henry James and American Painting exhibition before it ends. See works by John La Farge, John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, and others who were part of Isabella and Henry James’s overlapping circles: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella
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Explore the magical Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and let the beauty of our lush courtyard warm you during the cold of winter. Awaken your senses today: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y
We are open and free today for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Carry on the legacy of #MLK.; join in community-building activities and performances with local luminaries committed to social justice and service. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2DjELVB
The tropics have arrived, and we’re not just talking about the warm weather outside today! Beautiful orchids are starting to appear in the Gardner’s Courtyard, where they will keep us in the spring spirit through the winter months.
Henry James introduced Isabella Stewart Gardner to painter John Singer Sargent in 1886, beginning a life-long friendship. Learn more about Henry James, Isabella, and their creative circle of friends in our exhibition Henry James and American Painting, on view through January 21: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella
Happy birthday, John Singer Sargent! Sargent and Isabella were close friends from their introduction in 1886 until her death in 1924. Sargent sometimes used the Gothic Room as a studio and Gardner ultimately owned over 60 works by Sargent (who in turn painted her three times!). #OnThisDay #JohnSingerSargent Image: John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), El Jaleo, 1882, oil on canvas.
Want to postpone your commute? Stop by the Gardner this evening to explore our flower-filled greenhouse and courtyard and art-filled galleries! We’re open until 9 pm every Thursday.
Isabella Stewart Gardner's majordomo, Teobaldo Travi (known familiarly as "Bolgi") became known for the fanciful uniform designed for him by Joseph Lindon Smith. Here you can see a cartoon of Bolgi on the left and a photo of him in the Museum on the right.
Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Victorian contemporaries, the Spiritualists, and their interest in the supernatural and the afterlife may explain Isabella’s interest in this folding fan featuring a fortune teller. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CHmb6b
Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio this Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is free with Museum admission! http://bit.ly/2CJUCJH
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Join us January 18 for an amazing Third Thursdays event inspired by Isabella's creative social circles! Start 2018 with this evening of dance, spoken word, fashion, music, hands-on art-making, and more: http://bit.ly/2CXJa06
...Abbotsford Road in a home. An overheated boiler that lit a building on fire at 1025 Beacon Street on Dec. 28; a two-alarm fire in the penthouse mechanical room of a Village...
Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition is just around the corner. To get ready, our curator worked for two days with a color printing specialist from Italy to critique, adjust, re-print, and proof the almost 200 stunning images in the exhibition catalog! #TransformationTuesday
Since 12/6/17 to present, Brookline has experienced seven (7) building fires: 12/6 400 Heath Street Pine Manor College natural gas fire in mechanical room in educational occupancy 12/23 33 Abbotsford Road fire in fireplace extended to structure in residential occupancy 12/28 1025 Beacon Street boiler overheated igniting structural members in close proximity 12/30 55 Village Way second alarm fire in penthouse mechanical room, heavy smoke condition throughout building with extensive evacuations in high rise residential structure 12/31 93 Centre Street overheated electrical box in ceiling ignited structural members in residential occupancy 12/31 134 Babcock Street second alarm fire in residential occupancy caused by thawing pipes 1/5 1038 Beacon Street fire in vacant basement commercial/mercantile unit under renovation Chief Ward thanks the members for their dedication these past few weeks enduring bitter cold temps and shoveling out hydrants with any spare time.
The Brookline Arts Center will hold its annual Snowflake Festival from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Jan. 20 at 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline.
ArtVentures: “Heroes and Legends:” 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Cost: $75. To register, please visit here. A day of art making and inspiration...This article has 15 other Boston locations (Show)
“Movement to Music and Imagination”: 11:00 a.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. A presentation featuring Arthur Sullivan.
Sen. Creem office hours: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., Brookline Town Hall, Room 111, 333 Washington Street, Brookline. State Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem’s constituent services team will be available to meet with individuals. No appointment necessary.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration: 3:00 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. Free. For tickets, please visit here. For more information, please e-mail Caitlin Haynes...
...ts: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, The Village Works, 202 Washington Street, Brookline. This interactive and approachable workshop will teach attendees to identify and avoid some of...
Opera at the Cinema: “Lohengrin”: 10:00 a.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard Street, Brookline. Cost: $20-$23. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com or visit...
K.I.D.S. Camp Fair: Noon to 2:00 p.m., Tappan Street Gym, 66 Tappan Street, Brookline. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit here. Steps to...
Watercolor exhibition: Jan. 3 through Feb. 28, Gallery 93, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. Watercolor paintings by Brookline artist Shirley Selhub.
Brookline Winter Farmers Market: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 19 through March 25, The Coolidge Corner Arcade, 318 Harvard Street, Brookline. For information, please visit here. No market December 31.
...m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 1 p.m. Sundays, Brookline/Cleveland Circle Reilly Memorial Rink, 355 Chestnut Hill Avenue; 10:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, starting December 2, Jack Kirrane Rink at Larz...
...a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, starting December 2, Jack Kirrane Rink at Larz Anderson Park, 5 Newton Street, Brookline. For children, ages 4 ½ to 18. Participants can use figure, recreational or hockey skates...
Zen meditation and talk: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursdays, Eishoji Zen Center, 1318 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. To RSVP, please call Jason at 508-360-2323.
Al-Anon Family Group meeting: 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. Tuesdays, United Parish – Brookline, Choir Room, 210 Harvard Street, Brookline. For families and friends of problem drinkers. Anonymous, confidential and free. Open to newcomers.
...Italian Conversations: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon Fridays, Coolidge Corner Library, meeting room, 31 Pleasant Street, Brookline. Supported by the Publish Library of Brookline and the Italian Consulate in Boston. A...
...at Putterham Library: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Thursdays, Putterham Branch Library Community Room, 959 West Roxbury Parkway, Brookline. MahJongg, chess, Scrabble, dominoes, bring your own game or request. Handicapped accessible; wheelchair available...
Learn to Meditate: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston, 646 Brookline Avenue, Brookline. Taught by qualified instructors, this basic meditation class is for beginners, as well as...
Ten large Flemish tapestries line the walls of the Tapestry Room, depicting episodes from the lives of the ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great and the biblical patriarch Abraham. In her typical eclectic fashion, Isabella intermingled the two tapestry cycles and hung them in an order known only to her. You can tell the two cycles apart by looking at the top of each scene: the Abraham tapestries have a Latin inscription (shown at the center of this image), while the Cyrus tapestries do not (tapestry at left of image).
Isabella loved the blue at the Bardini gallery in Florence so much that she asked for the paint recipe! You can now see this color on several walls of the Museum.
Isabella’s collection includes a large number of sketches and etchings by artist and friend Anders Zorn. This etching, of President Grover Cleveland, can be found in the Short Gallery, while Zorn’s painting of Cleveland’s wife hangs downstairs in the Blue Room. Image: Anders Zorn (1860 - 1920), Grover Cleveland I, 1899, Etching.
...wondered what was going on Friday evening, fire fighters responded to a basement fire at 1038 Beacon Street, according to fire officials. By 5:45 p.m. the scene was clear but the...
January may mean freezing temperatures outside, but inside the Gardner it means the start of tropical orchids in our greenhouse and courtyard. Drop by to soak up their sunny beauty this weekend.
There are just a few more weeks to catch our amazing Henry James and American Painting exhibition! Learn about the friendship of Henry and Isabella and the creative social circle the two fostered: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella
We hope you stayed safe and warm during today's winter storm! The Gardner will re-open tomorrow, January 5, for regular business hours. Drop by to get a hint of spring during a chilly winter!
Isabella long coveted John Singer Sargent’s masterpiece, El Jaleo, which she finally acquired in 1914. As a token of their friendship, the artist gave a sketchbook containing this and other studies for the work to Gardner in 1919. Image: John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), Study for El Jaleo: Dancer’s Head and Hand, 1881, Charcoal on paper.