Attending to Women in Titian’s Mythologies

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Blending Cultures: Mexican Talavera Tiles

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Titian’s Technique: Our Conservator’s Closer Look

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Titian’s Perseus and Andromeda

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Casting a Cat: Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Reaching Jaguar

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From Titian to Today: Transforming Women, Power, and Sexuality

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Madonnas on Parade: Fra Angelico and the Fisherman’s Feast

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Purchasing a Masterpiece: Titian’s Rape of Europa

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Trailblazer Blanche E. Colman

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Belle of the Opera: Gardner and Wagner

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Inside the Collection Blog

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  • Titian’s Venus and Adonis.

    Attending to Women in Titian’s Mythologies

    Take a closer look at Titian’s Venus and Adonis with Professor Jill Burke, and delve deeper into the women of Titian’s poesie.
  • Aged yellow and blue tiles.

    Blending Cultures: Mexican Talavera Tiles

    Ring in Hispanic Heritage month by exploring the complicated history of the Talavera tiles lining the Spanish Cloister.
  • A close up of a hand holding an arrow.

    Titian’s Technique: Our Conservator’s Closer Look

    Our Chief Paintings Conservator explores details of Titian’s masterpiece The Rape of Europa to illuminate what makes the painter’s technique exceptional.
  • Perseus and Andromeda by Titian.

    Titian’s Perseus and Andromeda

    Read artist, poet, and founder of Mother Mercy Johnette Marie Ellis’s lyrical, thought-provoking response to Titian’s Perseus and Andromeda.
  • Four Images of a grey sculpture.

    Casting a Cat: Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Reaching Jaguar

    Discover how Greta Llanes, a conservation technician here at the Gardner, replicated Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Reaching Jaguar sculpture.
  • Body Language Banner, Titian's Rape of Europa and the Kelley's Rape of Europa film all side by side.

    From Titian to Today: Transforming Women, Power, and Sexuality

    How do we transform the roles of women, power, and sexuality in Titian’s artwork for the modern day? Read on to find out about the exhibition of works by Titian, Barbara Kruger, Mary Reid Kelley, and Patrick Kelley.
  • Men carrying a figurine on an altar.

    Madonnas on Parade: Fra Angelico and the Fisherman’s Feast

    What does the Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End have in common with Renaissance Florence? Watch this short film Madonnas on Parade to find out.
  • The Rape of Europa painting

    Purchasing a Masterpiece: Titian’s Rape of Europa

    How did Isabella acquire one of her most prized paintings? Read on to discover how Titian’s masterpiece made its way from Kent, England to Boston.
  • Molding on a white wall with a red banner underneath.

    Trailblazer Blanche E. Colman

    Learn about Blanche E. Colman, the first woman interior decorator in Boston, and her surprising connection to Isabella.