2 hours ago

Join us on April 30 for a reading and book si...

Join us on April 30 for a reading and book signing with Ramie Targoff, author of Renaissance Women! Her book celebrates Vittoria Colonna, whose poetry launched a revolution for Italian women’s writing. Register now: http://bit.ly/2vzAriy

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    Join us on April 30 for a reading and book signing with Ramie Targoff, author of Renaissance Women! Her book celebrates Vittoria Colonna, whose poetry launched a revolution for Italian women's...
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5 hours ago

Relics, during the Renaissance, were objects ...

Relics, during the Renaissance, were objects of high spiritual, religious, or sentimental value. We’re curious: of all the things that make up your day, what are your relics? If you lived during the Renaissance, you’d say the fragments of saints displayed in Fra Angelico’s reliquaries. But today, in the 21st century, your answer could be anything from sea shells to rings! Tell us about your relics down below with #WhatsYourRelic and be sure to visit our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition!

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    Relics, during the Renaissance, were objects of high spiritual, religious, or sentimental value. We're curious: of all the things that make up your day, what are your relics? If you lived during the...
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Titled “The Shower of Gold,” this painting by...

Titled “The Shower of Gold,” this painting by Howard Gardiner Cushing reminds us of the golden reliquaries in our Fra Angelico exhibition.💛 #FunFact: The subject is Cushing’s wife, whom he painted several times over the course of their marriage. Image: Howard Gardiner Cushing, The Shower of Gold, 1908, oil on canvas.

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    Titled "The Shower of Gold," this painting by Howard Gardiner Cushing reminds us of the golden reliquaries in our Fra Angelico exhibition.💛 #FunFact: The subject is Cushing's wife, whom he painted...
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28 hours ago

Only one month left to experience our Fra Ang...

Only one month left to experience our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Explore Fra Angelico’s groundbreaking narrative art that transformed the history of western art. Enjoy today: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

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    Only one month left to experience our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Explore Fra Angelico's groundbreaking narrative art that transformed the history of western art. Enjoy today:...
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29 hours ago

Make your weekend extra special by joining us...

Make your weekend extra special by joining us this Saturday for our Open Studio: Objects of Power! Drop in from 11 am - 4:30 pm for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Hc9WEV

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Make your weekend extra special by joining us this Saturday for our Open Studio: Objects of Power! Drop in from 11 am - 4:30 pm for an afternoon of art-making. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Hc9WEV
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47 hours ago

#TransformationTuesday The spectacular reprod...

#TransformationTuesday The spectacular reproductions of the Raphael Room’s fireplace hangings are now on display! 🎉 Major shoutout to Tess Fredette and Elsbeth Dijxhoorn in our conservation department (as well as their talented team!) for pulling off off the most challenging textile reproduction ever attempted in the Museum. Be sure to check out these fabulous furnishing on your next visit!

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    TransformationTuesday The spectacular reproductions of the Raphael Room's fireplace hangings are now on display! 🎉 Major shoutout to Tess Fredette and Elsbeth Dijxhoorn in our conservation...
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2 days ago

Coming soon! Versatile young violinist Robyn ...

Coming soon! Versatile young violinist Robyn Bollinger, a member of the Gardner’s resident chamber orchestra A Far Cry, will perform a daring solo concert on May 3. Pick up your tickets: http://bit.ly/2HMrwfS

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Coming soon! Versatile young violinist Robyn Bollinger, a member of the Gardner's resident chamber orchestra A Far Cry, will perform a daring solo concert on May 3. Pick up your tickets:...
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2 days ago

The magnificent Gothic stained-glass window f...

The magnificent Gothic stained-glass window from the cathedral of Soissons in France is the centerpiece for the Chapel, and bathes the Long Gallery in colorful, dappled light. Shining beneath it is a consecrated altar used by Isabella–a devout Anglo-Catholic–for the celebration of Mass.

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    The magnificent Gothic stained-glass window from the cathedral of Soissons in France is the centerpiece for the Chapel, and bathes the Long Gallery in colorful, dappled light. Shining beneath it is a...
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3 days ago

Only a few days away! Join us on April 26 for...

Only a few days away! Join us on April 26 for RISE, featuring Grammy nominee Gretchen Parlato. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable night in Calderwood Hall. Skip the line and buy tickets now: http://bit.ly/2GIYxbG

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    Only a few days away! Join us on April 26 for RISE, featuring Grammy nominee Gretchen Parlato. Don't miss out on this unforgettable night in Calderwood Hall. Skip the line and buy tickets now:...
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3 days ago

4 days ago

#DidYouKnow In addition to the interior space...

#DidYouKnow In addition to the interior spaces, Isabella also designed two of the original gardens at the Museum, the Monk’s Garden and South Garden! 🌱

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    DidYouKnow In addition to the interior spaces, Isabella also designed two of the original gardens at the Museum, the Monk's Garden and South Garden! 🌱
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5 days ago

One thing’s for sure: Sargent was a master at...

One thing’s for sure: Sargent was a master at gestural brushstrokes! This towering Spanish Madonna wears a shimmering halo and robes that cascade gold. Her outfit is completed not by meticulous details, but in the viewer’s imagination. Image: John Singer Sargent, A Spanish Madonna, about 1879, oil on panel.


5 days ago

To complement the nasturtium’s vibrant orange...

To complement the nasturtium’s vibrant orange color, these lollipop plants add a touch of sunny glow to our lush Courtyard. 🧡 What’s your favorite plant at the Gardner Museum?


6 days 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


6 days ago

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6 days 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


Apr 19

#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!


Apr 19

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 19

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


Apr 19

Apr 18

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.


Apr 18

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


Apr 18

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


Apr 18

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


Apr 18

Apr 17

#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!


Apr 17

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


Apr 16

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.


Apr 16

#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!


Apr 15

#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.


Apr 15

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


Apr 14

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.


Apr 14

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


Apr 14

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.


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