6 hours ago

Branching off her head like butterfly antenna...

Branching off her head like butterfly antennae, Isabella crowned herself with two diamonds the size of walnuts for the Copley Hall dance in 1886. 💎 #ShineBrightLikeADiamond


8 hours ago

Allston Brighton CDC added 6 new photos.

Our Pajama Breakfast Party last night at the #AllBrightCommunityCenter was a hit! These little cutie pies enjoyed clementines and cereal while watching the animated movie Sing. What's your favorite movie to watch in your PJs?


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Visit the Gardner Museum for Fra Angelico: He...

Visit the Gardner Museum for Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, starting February 22. ✨ This exhibition highlights the stunning color, detail, and depth of Fra Angelico’s masterpieces. Why wait, see it now: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


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Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the l...

Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the last Saturday Open Studio featuring visiting artist Stephen Hamilton’s iconography-inspired workshop. Bring a friend or the family to create a portrait inspired by his work. Mark your calendar: http://bit.ly/2sFwK9x

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the last Saturday Open Studio featuring visiting artist Stephen Hamilton's iconography-inspired workshop. Bring a friend or the family to create a portrait...
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14 hours ago

Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collec...

Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through fun, hands-on art-making experiences each week. Get messy during Saturday Open Studios, free with admission: http://bit.ly/2sBp48c

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Connect with the Gardner Museum's rich collection and special exhibitions through fun, hands-on art-making experiences each week. Get messy during Saturday Open Studios, free with admission:...
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#TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our ...

#TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Three of the show’s masterpieces have come all the way from the Museo di San Marco, Florence to be reunited with the Gardner’s Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin. #FamilyReunion 🇮🇹

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday Getting ready for our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition! Three of the show's masterpieces have come all the way from the Museo di San Marco, Florence to be reunited with...
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2 days ago

Events Around Town

Ceramics Date Night: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Cost: $80 per couple. For information or to register: 617-566-5715; office@brooklineartscenter...

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David Polansky performance: 3:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400. An accomplished musician, Polansky entertains audiences of all ages with a program that mixes music, humor, wit and sensitivity.

NT Live: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”: 7:00 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard Street, Brookline. Cost: $20-$23. For information: wesley@coolidge.org; coolidge.org. Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney star in Tennessee Williams’ play.

Yiddish Sing: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Boston Workmen’s Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For information: 617-776-0448; circleboston.org. An informal, multigenerational gathering to sing...

...Minot Rose Garden Spring spring organizational meeting: 9-10 a.m., Sussman House Community Room, 50 Pleasant Street, Brookline. For information: Linda, Minotroses@aol.com. Open to new volunteers. No previous experience necessary...

Better Together: Joint Ventures for Small Businesses and Consultants: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., The Village Works, 202 Washington Street, Brookline. Free. A roundtable discussion about creating joint ventures with colleagues in order to expand business and contract opportunities.

Physician Finance: Planning for Residents: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., In Good Company, 1653 Beacon Street, Brookline. Free. For information: ingoodcompanyboston.com. Attendees learn how to protect themselves from the career...

...Playground/Field design review meeting: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Town Hall, sixth floor, 333 Washington Street, Brookline. For information: Jessie Waisnor, 617-264-6490. Public design review process to discuss universal...

Rice and Beans Class: 6:15 – 7:30 p.m., Olive Connection, 1426 Beacon Street, Brookline. Cost: $25. For information: 617-879-9980; info@oliveconnection.com; oliveconnection.com. Chef Nathan will share a variety of ways to cook favorite beans from Rancho Gordo.

Robotics FUN-raiser: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., The Makery, Coolidge Corner, 2 Sewall Avenue, Brookline. Cost: $25. For information or to register: brooklinemakery.com. Attendees hear the latest from...

...Ending Ageism”: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline. Free. For information: brooklineCAN.org; 617-730-2777. BrooklineCAN presents Margaret Morganroth Gullette, author...

Watercolor exhibition: through Feb. 28, Gallery 93, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline. Watercolor paintings by Brookline artist Shirley Selhub.

...7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through March 6, Brookline High School, MLK Room and Atrium, 115 Greenough Street, Brookline. Cost: $40. For information: campusce.net. Also known as the Peace Education Program, created...

...Winchester Street; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. April 13, Putterham Branch Library Community Room, 959 West Roxbury Parkway, Brookline. To register: brooklinelibrary.org. Community members of all ages to come together and play...

...Rebalance Restore Essentrics Class: noon – 1:00 p.m. Fridays, through February, All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street. Cost: $15-$65. For information: 617-738-1810; allsaintsbrookline.org. A full-body, rebalancing exercise...

Brookline Winter Farmers Market: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sundays through March 25, The Coolidge Corner Arcade, 318 Harvard Street, Brookline. For information: http://brooklinewfm.com.

...Thursdays and Fridays, and 1:00 p.m. Sundays, Brookline/Cleveland Circle Reilly Memorial Rink, 355 Chestnut Hill Avenue; 10:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, starting Dec. 2, Jack Kirrane Rink at Larz...

...a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, starting Dec. 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. RSVP: Jason, 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...

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...

    Events Around Town
    David Polansky performance: 3:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Boylston Place, 615 Heath Street, Brookline. Free; space limited. For information or RSVP: 617-244-6400. An accomplished musician, Polansky entertains audiences of all ages with a program that mixes music, humor, wit and sensitivity. NT Live: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof":7:00 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 209 Harvard Street, Brookline.
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2 days ago

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacati...

We’re thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall, artmaking in the Studio, and much, much more! Learn more or get tickets: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We're thrilled to kickoff our February Vacation Week with activities, music, and performances throughout the Museum. Enjoy live music in the Courtyard, jazz, step, and fashion in Calderwood Hall,...
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3 days ago

Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close f...

Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner’s. His fanciful design for her museum’s majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith, Uniform Design for Theobaldo Travi, 1901-1903, graphite, ink and watercolor on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Joseph Lindon Smith was an artist and close friend of Gardner's. His fanciful design for her museum's majordomo reflects their shared love of theatre and costuming. Work: Joseph Lindon Smith,...
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3 days ago

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter beca...

Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man she was speaking with about the work was in fact the artist Isabella reportedly said, “I feel that either we will soon become enemies, or also forever, very, very good friends. Come to tea with me this afternoon.” #AndersZorn #OnThisDay Painting: Anders Zorn, The Omnibus (detail), 1892, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy birthday, Anders Zorn! The painter became a close friend of Isabella after the two met at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, where Zorn was exhibiting The Omnibus. After learning that the man...
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3 days ago

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presid...

We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents’ Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We are open tomorrow, February 19, for Presidents' Day. Join us for the holiday and for our family-friendly February Vacation Week Kickoff! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EO0mpZ
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4 days ago

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems t...

Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped domes, domed kiosks (chhatris), and arched entrances. The Bara Imambara in nearby Lucknow, a complex of structures built around 1784, with many gateways, courtyards, and monumental facades, may have been the source of the motif. Object: Unknown artist, Tray, about 1880, brass, tin, and lac.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Made for the tourist trade, this tray seems to have been bought by Isabella Gardner at a hotel in Varanasi, India. The building depicted on the tray recalls local monuments, which have onion-shaped...
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4 days ago

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director ...

On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico’s San Marco altarpiece, revealing new insights into the friar-painter’s unorthodox workshop organization and remarkable technical accomplishments. Tickets available now: http://bit.ly/2Ezj8kK

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On March 1, Cecilia Frosinini, Vice-Director of the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure in Florence, will discuss tradition, innovation, and restorative work completed on Fra Angelico's San Marco altarpiece,...
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5 days ago

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora ...

Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Chilly weather outdoors means tropical flora indoors at the Gardner. Bright orchids grace the Courtyard during the winter months, making a visit to the Gardner feel like the arrival of spring!
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5 days ago

Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner...

Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum’s Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Get in tune with your senses with the Gardner Museum's Silent Tour. 🤫 Explore new ways of being present in the Museum's spaces and with others. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spzBmB
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6 days ago

One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of...

One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli’s power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to the height of Florence’s golden age of the fifteenth century. Painting: Sandro Botticelli, The Tragedy of Lucretia, 1499-1500, tempera and oil on panel.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    One of his final masterpieces, The Tragedy of Lucretia is a stunning example of Botticelli's power of expression and compositional genius. Rendered in oils and tempera, this painting is a hallmark to...
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6 days ago

Did you know that free, hands-on art activiti...

Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during Saturday drop-in workshops. http://bit.ly/2sBp48c

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Did you know that free, hands-on art activities happen each week at the Gardner? Connect with the Gardner Museum's rich collection and special exhibitions through fun art-making experiences during...
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6 days ago

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, ha...

#ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem “Stairway of Jade” on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura in the Blue Room with a hand-written label.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    ThrowbackThursday Japanese poet, Okakura, handwrote the poem "Stairway of Jade" on October 1, 1905 during his stay in the Macknight Room. Gardner placed the poem in display case dedicated to Okakura...
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6 days ago

Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? ...

Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard’s bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies. Enjoy a drink with friends, explore the galleries, or get messy with a hands-on horticulture project. Learn More: http://bit.ly/2nmCGim

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Do philodendrons dream of electronic suites? Join us tonight for Third Thursdays: Garden Party as DJ Skooby Laposky translates the Courtyard's bioactivity into synthesized melodies and harmonies....
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Feb 14

Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth ex...

Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition opens February 22.✨ Explore the renowned Renaissance painter's talent for storytelling, his breathtaking use of color, and his master craftsmanship: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Our stunning Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition opens February 22.✨ Explore the renowned Renaissance painter's talent for storytelling, his breathtaking use of color, and his master...
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Feb 14

Wishing all of our followers and community me...

Wishing all of our followers and community members lots of love, appreciation, and chocolate today! <3

    Allston Brighton CDC
    Wishing all of our followers and community members lots of love, appreciation, and chocolate today! <3
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Feb 14

While our Open Studio runs every week, artist...

While our Open Studio runs every week, artist Stephen Hamilton’s work will only be around for two more Saturdays! 😱 Stop in February 17 to view Hamilton’s African deity-inspired work and create a portrait. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2spw8ob

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    While our Open Studio runs every week, artist Stephen Hamilton's work will only be around for two more Saturdays! 😱 Stop in February 17 to view Hamilton's African deity-inspired work and create a...
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Feb 14

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Gardner Museum...

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Gardner Museum! ❤️ Take your date (or just yourself) out for a romantic stroll around the Courtyard and stop into Café G for a bite to eat. Wishing you all a lovely day. 💕 Painting: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Love’s Greeting, about 1861, oil on panel.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy Valentine's Day from the Gardner Museum! ❤️ Take your date (or just yourself) out for a romantic stroll around the Courtyard and stop into Café G for a bite to eat. Wishing you all a lovely...
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Feb 14

Allston Brighton CDC shared Brighton Main Str...

Mark your calendars for May 19!

    2018 Love Your Block spring cleanup
    Come join us for our annual cleanup in neighborhoods across the City of Boston. All groups and individuals must register! Registration will open March 1 and end April 27. After registering, your neighborhood contact will reach out to you with more information. Pickup and dropoff locations for tools Allston - (9 a.m.
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Feb 13

We're at the All Bright Community Center (128...

We're at the All Bright Community Center (1287B Comm Ave) with Senator Brownsberger for his #Allston Town Hall. Come by to speak with the Senator about topics of importance to you! We're here from 630p-830p #mapoli

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Feb 13

We're at 1287B Comm Ave with Senator Brownsbe...

We're at 1287B Comm Ave with Senator Brownsberger for his #Allston Town Hall. Come by to speak with the Senator about topics of importance to you! We're here from 630p-830p #mapoli

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Feb 13

#TransformationTuesday Keeping everything loo...

#TransformationTuesday Keeping everything looking 💯. Hydrated plants make for a lush and lavish courtyard.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday Keeping everything looking 💯. Hydrated plants make for a lush and lavish courtyard.
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Feb 12

Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gar...

Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gardner Museum; even the smallest spaces have beauty to discover. This handsome carved screen can be found in the second floor passageway between galleries. 🔍

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Leave no stone unturned when visiting the Gardner Museum; even the smallest spaces have beauty to discover. This handsome carved screen can be found in the second floor passageway between galleries. 🔍
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Feb 12

On February 15, forget the winter weather and...

On February 15, forget the winter weather and step inside the warm galleries to reconnect with friends, listen to music, or get your hands dirty with a fun horticulture project during Third Thursdays: Garden Party. Get tickets: http://bit.ly/2nmCGim

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On February 15, forget the winter weather and step inside the warm galleries to reconnect with friends, listen to music, or get your hands dirty with a fun horticulture project during Third...
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Feb 11

This photo dates back to 1903, the year that ...

This photo dates back to 1903, the year that the Gardner Museum first opened. Even over a hundred years ago, the palace was as lush and vibrant as it is today. When was the first time you visited the Courtyard?

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This photo dates back to 1903, the year that the Gardner Museum first opened. Even over a hundred years ago, the palace was as lush and vibrant as it is today. When was the first time you visited the...
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Feb 10

Though white and grey dominate Boston’s Febru...

Though white and grey dominate Boston’s February landscape, Dodge MacKnight chose to paint this winter scene of Cape Cod in vivid orchid and plum. Painting: Dodge MacKnight, A Road in Winter, Cape Cod, 1901-1904, watercolor on paper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Though white and grey dominate Boston's February landscape, Dodge MacKnight chose to paint this winter scene of Cape Cod in vivid orchid and plum. Painting: Dodge MacKnight, A Road in Winter, Cape...
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Feb 09

The Gardner Museum is joining the #SucculentS...

The Gardner Museum is joining the #SucculentSquad 💚 Called “Donkey’s Tail” or “Burro’s Tail,” this beautiful plant is one of many in our greenhouse.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Gardner Museum is joining the #SucculentSquad 💚 Called "Donkey's Tail" or "Burro's Tail," this beautiful plant is one of many in our greenhouse.
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Feb 09

Lebanese Club Promotes Culture and Service

Lebanese Night 2018 is tomorrow, Saturday, February 10, from 8:30 pm to midnight in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Ave. Admission is $5 for BU students and $25 general admission. For more information visit the BU Lebanese Club Facebook page.

    Lebanese Club Promotes Culture and Service | BU Today | Boston University
    When guests walk into the GSU's Metcalf Ballroom tomorrow night, it will be into a Middle Eastern restaurant and club, courtesy of BU's Lebanese Club members, who have been working all week to transform the space. It takes months of planning to pull off the club's annual Lebanese Night gala, an evening of music, performances, and food, lots of food.
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Feb 08

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only gets...

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only gets more beautiful as the sun goes down! Visit us tonight for and stargaze by the courtyard. Night owls welcome until 9 pm on Thursdays. 🌙

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum only gets more beautiful as the sun goes down! Visit us tonight for and stargaze by the courtyard. Night owls welcome until 9 pm on Thursdays. 🌙
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Feb 08

Our exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth...

Our exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, opens February 22! Four of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries will be reunited at the Gardner Museum for the first time! Join us in exploring the Renaissance master‘s ground-breaking narrative art, peerless creativity, and craftsmanship. Info here: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Our exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, opens February 22! Four of Fra Angelico's reliquaries will be reunited at the Gardner Museum for the first time! Join us in exploring the Renaissance...
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Feb 08

#ThrowbackThursday to when Artist-in-Residenc...

#ThrowbackThursday to when Artist-in-Residence Laura Anderson Barbata used the Gardner Museum’s Raphael Room as inspiration for the crimson costumes adorning Brooklyn Jumbies stilt-walkers in her work Intervention: Raphael Red. See the costumes and watch the Jumbies stilt walk: http://bit.ly/2sgkHiv

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    ThrowbackThursday to when Artist-in-Residence Laura Anderson Barbata used the Gardner Museum's Raphael Room as inspiration for the crimson costumes adorning Brooklyn Jumbies stilt-walkers in her...
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