16 hours ago

This silver and enamel opium box has Chinese ...

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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    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...
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18 hours ago

Join us on January 28 for the opening of our ...

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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    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:...
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35 hours ago

Amidst a tapestry of green, these plum-colore...

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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    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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37 hours ago

Portraits come in many mediums, styles, and s...

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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    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...
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42 hours ago

This is the last weekend to see our fantastic...

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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    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...
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3 days ago

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3 days ago

Explore the magical Isabella Stewart Gardner ...

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

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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
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5 days ago

We are open and free today for the Martin Lut...

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

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    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...
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Jan 12

The tropics have arrived, and we’re not just ...

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.

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    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...
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Jan 12

Henry James introduced Isabella Stewart Gardn...

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

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    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...
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Jan 12

Happy birthday, John Singer Sargent! Sargent ...

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.

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    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...
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Jan 12

Five things to do this weekend: Jan. 12-15

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...Time,” (above) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at its Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell St., West Cambridge, with the work of Janet Amphlett, Irene Fairley and Fay Lamson Hannon; and...

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven play from 8 p.m. Saturday to 1:30 a.m. Sunday in The Middle East Downstairs, 480 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 on the day of the show.

Owl Prowl from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Fresh Pond Reservation and starting at 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, in West Cambridge at Fresh Pond. Free.

Belmont World Film Family Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square. Tickets for programs less than an hour long are $6; for feature-length films, $10.

    Five things to do this weekend: Jan. 12-15
    Art receptions Friday night in West Cambridge or Cambridgeport. Free. The Cambridge Art Association introduces its Small Group Show for the month, "Over Time," (above) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at its Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell St., West Cambridge, with the work of Janet Amphlett, Irene Fairley and Fay Lamson Hannon; and Rudolf Lingens ' solo show (inset) has an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m.
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Jan 11

Want to postpone your commute? Stop by the Ga...

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 Museum
    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.
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Jan 11

Isabella Stewart Gardner's majordomo, Teobald...

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.

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    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...
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Jan 10

Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Victorian contempo...

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

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    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...
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Jan 10

Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucc...

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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    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!...
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Jan 10

Join us January 18 for an amazing Third Thurs...

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

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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...
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Jan 09

Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition ...

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

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    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...
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Jan 08

Ten large Flemish tapestries line the walls o...

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).

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    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...
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Jan 07

Isabella loved the blue at the Bardini galler...

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.

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    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.
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Jan 06

Isabella’s collection includes a large number...

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.

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    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...
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Jan 05

January may mean freezing temperatures outsid...

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.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    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.
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Jan 05

There are just a few more weeks to catch our ...

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

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    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:...
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Jan 04

We hope you stayed safe and warm during today...

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 Stewart Gardner Museum
    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!
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Jan 04

Isabella long coveted John Singer Sargent’s m...

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.

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    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...
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Jan 03

Frigid weather freezing and breaking pipes

A water main break also shut down parts of Memorial Drive Wednesday in Cambridge. The break happened on Memorial Drive near Vassar Street, sending water flowing onto the street where it quickly turned to ice.

    Frigid weather freezing and breaking pipes
    BOSTON (WHDH) - Freezing cold temperatures created plumbing problems Wednesday, where several buildings were flooded by frozen pipes. The Boston Fire Department said they have been busy Wednesday with frozen pipes at office buildings and restaurants. Among the buildings affected was the McCormack Building on Ashburton Place, home to the Attorney General's offices.
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Jan 03

Two apparently unrelated incidents occurring ...

Two apparently unrelated incidents occurring late Wednesday night in Cambridge, including a traffic diversion near Memorial and Vassar.

    Cambridge Problems: Water Main Break, 8-Car Crash
    CAMBRIDGE, MA - A water main break near Memorial Drive is diverting traffic Wednesday night, and not soon after an unrelated eight-vehicle crash in a parking lot on Alewife Brook Parkway was reported. Cambridge Police said the break is in the area of Memorial and Vassar Street.
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Jan 03

The Gardner Museum will be closed Thursday, J...

The Gardner Museum will be closed Thursday, January 4, due to the winter storm. We hope to reopen Friday at 11 am. Stay warm and safe! Image: Childe Hassam, A New York Blizzard, about 1890. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CvTqgb

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Gardner Museum will be closed Thursday, January 4, due to the winter storm. We hope to reopen Friday at 11 am. Stay warm and safe! Image: Childe Hassam, A New York Blizzard, about 1890. Learn...
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Jan 03

This oil painting of Isabella was modeled on ...

This oil painting of Isabella was modeled on a photograph taken by Otto Rosenheim in 1906. It is one of several portraits of Isabella that can be found throughout the Museum. Can you name any others? Image: Martin Mower (1870 - 1960), Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1917, oil on paper.

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    This oil painting of Isabella was modeled on a photograph taken by Otto Rosenheim in 1906. It is one of several portraits of Isabella that can be found throughout the Museum. Can you name any others?...
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Jan 03

This Saturday, January 6, drop by the Ed Stud...

This Saturday, January 6, drop by the Ed Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity that will have you considering portraiture in a whole new light: http://bit.ly/2Cjed3a

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    This Saturday, January 6, drop by the Ed Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity that will have you considering portraiture in a whole new light: http://bit.ly/2Cjed3a
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Jan 01

Best wishes for the new year from the Isabell...

Best wishes for the new year from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum!

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    Best wishes for the new year from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum!
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Jan 01

The Museum is closed today, Monday, January 1...

The Museum is closed today, Monday, January 1 for the New Year's holiday. We are regularly closed on Tuesdays. Please visit us when we reopen at 11 am on Wednesday, January 3.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Museum is closed today, Monday, January 1 for the New Year's holiday. We are regularly closed on Tuesdays. Please visit us when we reopen at 11 am on Wednesday, January 3.
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Dec 31

Isabella Stewart met John L. “Jack” Gardner i...

Isabella Stewart met John L. “Jack” Gardner in 1858, while visiting his sister Julia, a friend of Isabella’s from her school days in Paris. Learn more about Isabella’s exceptional life: http://bit.ly/2BVBpEx

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    Isabella Stewart met John L. "Jack" Gardner in 1858, while visiting his sister Julia, a friend of Isabella's from her school days in Paris. Learn more about Isabella's exceptional life:...
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Dec 30

In March of 1927, Charlie Chaplin visited the...

In March of 1927, Charlie Chaplin visited the Gardner Museum. When he signed the Museum’s guest book he included this charming sketch of himself!

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    In March of 1927, Charlie Chaplin visited the Gardner Museum. When he signed the Museum's guest book he included this charming sketch of himself!
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Dec 29

The Gardner’s stunning holiday courtyard disp...

The Gardner’s stunning holiday courtyard display only lasts until early January. Be sure to drop by and see the vibrant red amaryllis while they’re here!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The Gardner's stunning holiday courtyard display only lasts until early January. Be sure to drop by and see the vibrant red amaryllis while they're here!
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Dec 29

One of the amazing things about Isabella’s mu...

One of the amazing things about Isabella’s museum is that the wall fabrics, floors, and doors are just as much a part of the art experience as the paintings and objects Gardner collected. This walnut and iron door and frame from 16th century Florence provides a fitting entryway to the Early Italian Room.

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    One of the amazing things about Isabella's museum is that the wall fabrics, floors, and doors are just as much a part of the art experience as the paintings and objects Gardner collected. This walnut...
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Dec 29

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum updated their...

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    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts. 58,981 likes · 1,245 talking about this · 70,814 were here. Modeled after a Venetian palazzo, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston...
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