14 hours ago

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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16 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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17 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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36 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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41 hours 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

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    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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2 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

3 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! 🌱

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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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4 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?


5 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

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


6 days 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!


6 days 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


6 days 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


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 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 15

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.


Apr 14

Apr 13

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

Around Town

Brookline GreenSpace Alliance annual meeting: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Wheelock College, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline. For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail here. A celebration of 30...

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Lavenber Bee Baking Company Pop-Up: Noon to 6:00 p.m., Lavender Bee Baking Company, 14 Pleasant Street, Brookline. For more information, please e-mail here; or visit here. Lavender Bee Baking Company is a local nut-free specialty baked good business.

Pop & Protection: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-695-4617; e-mail here; or visit here. Attendees learn about the different types of insurance and the components of a basic estate plan, while exploring sparkling wines.

Opera at the Cinema: “Carmen:” 10:00 a.m., The Makery, 2 Sewall Avenue, Brookline. Cost: $20-$23. For more information, please e-mail here; or visit here. Presented by the Royal Opera House. Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s production.

Wine Centered: Malbec & Raw Milk Cheeses: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Curds & Co., 288 Washington Street, Brookline. Cost: $35. For more information or to register, please visit here. Flights of wine paired with an array of raw milk cheeses.

...People Who Don’t Like Marketing: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Inner Space Yoga, 17 Station Street, Brookline. Free. For more information or to register, please visit here. For consultative professionals in...

Brookline Open Studios Preview Show reception: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Brookline. For more information, please visit here. A chance to see work by participating artists, as well as a chance to meet some of them.

Calliope’s Call presents Cross Connections: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline. A series that presents selected works of song by a featured composer alongside works...

Piano Trio of Forte New York concert: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., The Korean Church of Boston, 32 Harvard Street, Brookline. Free. Presented by Oasis Cafe Music Night and the Forte NY Chamber Music present. Features Vicky HyunJin Lee, violin; Yu Mi Bae, cello; and Hyojin Rhim, piano. Free refreshments.

Shakespeare show: 1:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-244-6400. Actor Stephen Collins will perform his one-man Shakespeare show.

Community presentation and discussion: 5:30 p.m., Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, 99 Warren Street, Brookline. For more information or to RSVP, please call Alan Banks at 617-566-1689...

Author Terry Ann Knopf talk: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline. Free. For more information or to register, please call 617-566-6660; or e-mail here. Terry Ann Knopf will discuss her book, “The Golden Age of Boston Television.” Books available for sale.

“Off the Wall:” 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, through April 27, Gallery 93, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. Photographs by Julie Smith, taken during her travels, feature stencils and wall art superimposed on layers of paint and plaster.

Zen meditation & talk: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursdays, Eishoji Zen Center, 1318 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For mor information, or 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...

    Around Town
    Upcoming events Thursday, April 12 Pop & Protection: 6:30 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For more information or to RSVP, please call 617-695-4617 ; e-mail here ; or visit . Attendees learn about the different types of insurance and the components of a basic estate plan, while exploring sparkling wines.
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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

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