45 min ago

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Cele...

On April 28, join us for “From Saints to Celebrities,” a conversation exploring relic collecting from the Renaissance to the Gilded Age. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2EMBomY


19 hours ago

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist ...

Relics in the Renaissance had a morbid twist (ie bits of deceased saints 😱), but the relics of today can come in several forms. We want to know #WhatsYourRelic. Let us know in the comment section what items you hold dear and be sure to visit our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition to see the reliquaries that inspired the hashtag: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


21 hours ago

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back t...

#TBT This photo of the Courtyard dates back to 1900. #NoFilter In keeping with Isabella’s vision, we strive to keep the Courtyard as she intended, which includes using cuttings and seedlings that date back to Isabella herself!


23 hours ago

Did you know members get in for free to ALL T...

Did you know members get in for free to ALL Third Thursdays? Now through May 17, get two free guest passes and savings on a year-long membership when you use Promo Code FUN2018! Join now: http://bit.ly/2qjPO8C


24 hours ago

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame...

Getting antsy for the weekend? We can’t blame you—our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power makes for an amazing day! Drop by this Saturday for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EJHUut


42 hours ago

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewi...

It’s a yellow kind of day! 💛 The artist, Dewing, created a striking contrast between the precisely modeled face and arms, and the feathery brushstrokes of the dress. Isabella hung the painting in the Yellow Room, a setting perfectly attuned to the hue of the woman’s dress. Image: Thomas Wilmer Dewing, A Lady in Yellow, 1888, oil on panel.


45 hours ago

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE ...

Join us April 26 in Calderwood Hall for RISE featuring award winning jazz and world music vocalist and Grammy award nominee, Gretchen Parlato! Score tickets to this inspiring event: http://bit.ly/2GIYxbG


47 hours ago

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico...

Experience the awesome beauty of Fra Angelico’s masterpieces. For the first time in over 200 years, all four of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries are reunited. Don’t miss out on this heavenly experience! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


2 days ago

April Vacation Week is finally here! 🌷 Join u...

April Vacation Week is finally here! 🌷 Join us today from 11 - 4:30 pm for a day full of art making and musical performances. Bring the fam: http://bit.ly/2EH2z2d


2 days ago

#TransformationTuesday Our conservation techn...

#TransformationTuesday Our conservation technician, Sarah Towers, painstakingly restores the guilded frame for Joseph London Smith’s painting “Adoration of the Kings.” A project like this can take as long as 100 hours to complete!


2 days ago

Treat yourself on April 18 to a day full of a...

Treat yourself on April 18 to a day full of activities during April School Vacation Week! From an electric violin performance to designing your own origami power gem, there’s loads to experience and create. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EH2z2d


4 days ago

Isabella thought the painting on the right (J...

Isabella thought the painting on the right (Juana of Austria and a Young Girl) was a Titian, and therefore hung it in the Titian room opposite his Europa painting. Although not by Titian, it was painted at the same time that the Europa painting arrived at the Spanish court. Image: Sofonisba Anguissola, Juana of Austria and a Young Girl, 1561-1562, oil on canvas.


4 days ago

#HeadsUp The Gardner Museum is closed today f...

#HeadsUp The Gardner Museum is closed today for Patriot’s Day! Since we are regularly closed on Tuesdays, please plan on visiting us this Wednesday when we re-open. See you soon!


4 days ago

#FunFact Rembrandt's Self Portrait, Age 23 wa...

#FunFact Rembrandt's Self Portrait, Age 23 was the first piece Isabella bought with the intention of developing a real museum collection. Image: Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self Portrait, Age 23, 1629, oil on oak panel.


5 days ago

Today, on #OneBostonDay, we offer the Gardner...

Today, on #OneBostonDay, we offer the Gardner Museum as a place for the Boston community to come and reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of Boston that was exemplified in response to the loss and tragedies of April 15, 2013. #BeBoston


5 days ago

Take us away to the bay! This dreamy watercol...

Take us away to the bay! This dreamy watercolor painting by Dodge Macknight is setting the mood for spring. What’s your favorite season? ☀️ Image: Dodge Macknight, The Bay, Belle Île, 1890, watercolor on paper.


5 days ago

Distinguished young cellist Edgar Moreau and ...

Distinguished young cellist Edgar Moreau and expressive pianist Jessica Osborne team up for a Young Artist Showcase in the Gardner’s Calderwood Hall. This duo won’t be one to miss; buy your tickets now! http://bit.ly/2Ho7WGs


6 days ago

Happy Birthday, Isabella! 🎉 Dodge Macknight w...

Happy Birthday, Isabella! 🎉 Dodge Macknight wrote to her: “Here's to the day… on which a most beautiful and brilliant star blazed forth for the first time—I shan't tell you the name, you must guess.Yours as ever, D M” Image: Ander Zorn, Isabella Stewart Gardner in Venice, 1894, oil on canvas.


6 days ago

Pride of place in Winthrop home

The property at 156 Sewall Ave. in Winthrop Highlands is just that, and a whole lot more.

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It’s almost too good to be true. A well-loved single-family home on the beach, with ocean sunset views that’s only a hop and a skip (and 5 T stops) away from the heart of Boston?

    Pride of place in Winthrop home
    It's almost too good to be true. A well-loved single-family home on the beach, with ocean sunset views that's only a hop and a skip (and 5 T stops) away from the heart of Boston?The property at 156 Sewall Ave. in Winthrop Highlands is just that, and a whole lot more.
    http://www.bostonherald.com

6 days ago

How does our conservation team maintain Isabe...

How does our conservation team maintain Isabella’s extensive art collection? Join us for our Collection Conservation Talk: Illuminating Angels, to learn more about the art and science of conservation. Read on: http://bit.ly/2Hl11Oy


Apr 13

We often hear that the Gardner Museum is reju...

We often hear that the Gardner Museum is rejuvenating, but nothing quite says relaxation like an aloe vera plant! You can find this succulent in your favorite cosmetics and lotions, or better yet see the real thing in our on-site Greenhouse. 💚


Apr 13

Preservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing & Agenda, 5th Floor School Committee Room, 4/17/2018, 6:30 p.m.

7:10 PM          334 Kent Street – Application for the partial demolition of the house (Brian and Sarah Epstein, applicants).

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6:40 PM          26 Chilton Street (Cottage Farm LHD) – Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct two 18” high fieldstone and bluestone capped seat walls in the side yard (Robert Kwak, applicant).  

7:00 PM          173 Woodland Road – Application for the partial demolition of the house (Brendon Properties, applicant).

7:20 PM          34 Jamaica Road – Application for the partial demolition of the house (Bee Yeo applicant).

7:30 PM          122 Clinton Road (continued review) – Request to lift the stay of partial demolition of the house (Matt Sullivan, applicant).

    Preservation Commission Notice of Public Hearing & Agenda, 5th Floor School Committee Room, 4/17/2018, 6:30 p.m.
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

Apr 12

#TBT Made in satin and silk, these purple sli...

#TBT Made in satin and silk, these purple slippers were made by Chapelle, a Parisian maker of fine women's shoes. Isabella later gifted them to her goddaughter, Katharine Foote (the perfect name to be given a pair of shoes!) Object: Maison Chapelle Cordonnier, Pair of Purple Slippers, about 1900, satin, silk, grosgrain silk, and leather (lined with white kid and linen).


Apr 12

Happy Thursday! Treat yourself to a night at ...

Happy Thursday! Treat yourself to a night at the palace during today’s extended hours. We’re open until 9 tonight (and every Thursday!) so you can take in the splendor of the Museum as the sun begins to set. 🌇


Apr 12

Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition ...

Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition is a visual reminder of how we choose to cherish and display relics. Do you own anything you’d consider a relic? Let us know down in the comment section and leave a 👼 if you’ve already seen the exhibition!


Apr 12

Brookline Housing Authority – Board of Commissioners Meeting

90 Longwood Ave, Brookline, MA 02446

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90 Longwood Ave - Community Room

    Brookline Housing Authority - Board of Commissioners Meeting
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

Apr 11

We’re #StokedForSaturday thanks to our Open S...

We’re #StokedForSaturday thanks to our Open Studio: Objects of Power! Tap into your inner artist this Saturday and create artwork inspired by the exquisite beauty and resonance of our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition. Get hyped: http://bit.ly/2GJNgfc


Apr 11

A golden temple sits under a scarlet sky on t...

A golden temple sits under a scarlet sky on this hand-painted sake cup. On the front, Mt. Fuji looms in the distance. On the back, the red cup resembles the Japanese flag! 🇯🇵 Object: Tachibana Gyokuzan, Saké Cup: Mukojima and Mt. Fuki, mid 19th century, lacquered wood.


Apr 11

Make some noise for Renaissance master Fra An...

Make some noise for Renaissance master Fra Angelico! Created in glittering golds and dazzling tempera, these reliquaries are not only a feast for the eyes but also serve as a passageway into Christian myth. Learn more about this heavenly exhibit, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


Apr 10

RSVP to M.U.S.I.C.! Our upcoming Third Thursd...

RSVP to M.U.S.I.C.! Our upcoming Third Thursday is chock-full of music performances including tap dancing in Calderwood and a DJ in the Courtyard. Be sure to visit us on April 19 to be a part of this lively event. http://bit.ly/2pPtVyG


Apr 10

#TransformationTuesday Keeping the Courtyard ...

#TransformationTuesday Keeping the Courtyard in tip top shape! Every Tuesday, our horticulture team brings in fresh plants (even as simple as grass) to keep the palace looking its best. 🌿


Apr 10

Join us on April 26 for RISE, a contemporary ...

Join us on April 26 for RISE, a contemporary show spotlighting pop, rock, and hip hop. Grammy Awards nominee, Gretchen Parlato, will be headlining this exciting event. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2GIYxbG


Apr 09

CCSC Charge

...and other land use planning tools that affect the districts containing the parcels located at 1200 Beacon Street (“Holiday Inn”), and 8-10 Waldo Street, 10-18 Pleasant Street and 16 John Street...

...1200 Beacon Street (“Holiday Inn”), and 8-10 Waldo Street, 10-18 Pleasant Street and 16 John Street (“Waldo/Durgin...

In addition, the CCSC shall review and analyze the connectivity and synergy of the Sites and the Projects with the Beacon Street and Harvard Street roadways, existing uses within the Coolidge Corner commercial district and the character of the surrounding neighborhoods.    

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...that affect the districts containing the parcels located at 1200 Beacon Street (“Holiday Inn”), and 8-10 Waldo Street, 10-18 Pleasant Street and 16 John Street (“Waldo/Durgin...

    Coolidge Corner Study Committee Charge | Brookline, MA - Official Website
    The charge of the Coolidge Corner Study Committee (CCSC) is to review and analyze existing conditions, zoning, parking requirements, design guidelines, shadow studies, and other land use planning tools that affect the districts containing the parcels located at 1200 Beacon Street ("Holiday Inn"), and 8-10 Waldo Street, 10-18 Pleasant Street and 16 John Street ("Waldo/Durgin").
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

Apr 09

Isabella had the main stairwells painted Bard...

Isabella had the main stairwells painted Bardini Blue, the iconic color favored by the Florentine gallery owner Stefano Bardini. Against this vivid backdrop, the painting “The Portrait of a Lady in Black” by Tintoretto greets visitors at the top of the stairs.


Apr 09

Tune in tonight at 7:30 as Chronicle on WCVB ...

Tune in tonight at 7:30 as Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5 does a piece on inside gardens. Our own Stan Kozak and the Gardner's flowing nasturtiums will be making an appearance! http://bit.ly/2Jt3vuJ

    Monday, April 9: Bringing the Outside In
    Monday, April 9: Bringing the Outside In Nature can be stingy in New England - only showing off its full, flowering glory in limited doses. But if you look hard enough, you can find blooming beauty all year round. Nature can be stingy in New England - only showing off its full, flowering glory in limited doses.
    http://www.wcvb.com

Apr 09

As an early birthday present to Isabella, the...

As an early birthday present to Isabella, the Vox Vocal Ensemble is performing today from 12:30 to 2:30 in the Courtyard and Hostetter Gallery for our Nasturtium Celebration! Join the party: http://bit.ly/2HlMAJP


Apr 09

Did you know members get in for free to ALL T...

Did you know members get in for free to ALL Third Thursdays? Now through May 17, get two free guest passes and savings on a year-long membership when you use Promo Code FUN2018! Join now: http://bit.ly/2qjPO8C


Apr 08

Willard T. Sears, architect of Fenway Court (...

Willard T. Sears, architect of Fenway Court (now the Gardner Museum), was also the architect for the @PilgrimMonument in Provincetown, MA.


Apr 07

Made of enameled gold, this music box key was...

Made of enameled gold, this music box key was gifted to Isabella by the organist, pianist, and choral conductor Benjamin Johnson Lang. He most likely gave it as a token of appreciation for her patronage. Object: Unknown, Music Box, about 1919, enameled gold.


Apr 07

End your week on the right note with our Sund...

End your week on the right note with our Sunday Concert Series featuring the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio! Join us April 15 for this inspiring event. Mark your calendar: http://bit.ly/2Ih65mg


Apr 06

The blossoms of abutilon, aka Flowering Maple...

The blossoms of abutilon, aka Flowering Maple, are the size and shape of child’s teacup. These delicate blooms aren’t real maples btw—their leaves resemble those on maple trees! 🍁


Apr 06

Hey, Colleges of the Fenway students! We’re h...

Hey, Colleges of the Fenway students! We’re having a De-Stress Day at the Gardner Museum today from 12 - 4 pm. Take a break from the stress of school to make some art, listen to music, and cuddle with therapy dogs! 🐶 And btw: admission is totally free! Read on: http://bit.ly/2Gl8JtM


Apr 05

Our lovely nasturtiums look even more radiant...

Our lovely nasturtiums look even more radiant as the sun starts to set! Every Thursday we’re open until 9 pm, so drop by tonight and see these beauties for yourself. 🌇


Apr 05

#TBT Isabella was a dedicated fan of Austrian...

#TBT Isabella was a dedicated fan of Austrian performer and soprana, Amalie Materna, and was especially captivated by Materna’s 1888 performance at Bayreuth. Isabella followed the singer afterwards to an all-night singing party at the composer’s home. #PartyLikeIts1888


Apr 05

We’ve had relics on the brain ever since the ...

We’ve had relics on the brain ever since the debut of our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Back in his day, relics were sacred remnants of saints like hair and bone. Today, our relics look a lot different but are treasured the same way. What are the relics of your life? Let us know with #WhatsYourRelic in the comments below!


Apr 04

The drill work on this stylobate lion enhance...

The drill work on this stylobate lion enhances the lion’s ferocity as does the agonized position of the man pinned beneath its paws. But don’t think this man has gone down without a fight; look closely and you can see that he’s stabbed the lion right back! Object: Italian, Stylobate Lion, about 1200, carrara marble.


Apr 04

Happy #HumpDay! Have you made plans for Satur...

Happy #HumpDay! Have you made plans for Saturday yet? Consider joining us this weekend for our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power! 👑 Tap into your inner sculptor with a workshop that transforms the ordinary into extraordinary. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2pPFUfG


Apr 04

Behold the exquisite beauty of Fra Angelico’s...

Behold the exquisite beauty of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries in the Gardner Museum’s Heaven on Earth Exhibition. Visit us today to see the works that ushered in a visual arts revolution: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


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