Take home a piece of Isabella's Courtyard with this puzzle!
This 300 piece puzzle features the Fenway Courtyard with its annual nasturtium display. The puzzle comes in your choice of tin or paperboard box so you can safely store your puzzle.
Photograph by Clements & Howcroft, 2009
Puzzle measure 11 x 17 inches
John Singer Sargent, American, 1856-1925
Images like El Jaleo lean toward the daring, risky, unconventional, dramatic, erotically off-center, and odd. Because nomadic groups were believed to ignore ethical principles and exalted superstition over orthodox religion, they endured oppression in numerous countries during the nineteenth century, but artists and bohemians idealized them as free spirits. Bizet's opera Carmen, first performed in Paris in 1875, scandalized the public with its tale of a proud, lusty Andalusian protagonist torn between an army officer and a toreador.
During his travels in Spain in 1879, Sargent was mulling over a major work of art in which he could express his love of Romani music, dance, and picturesque costumes. On his return to Paris, he set to work on a wide horizontal picture whose proportions simulated the shallow stage space of popular musical establishments. He named the painting El Jaleo to suggest the name of a dance, the jaleo de jerez, while counting on the broader definition of jaleo, which includes ruckus or hubbub. The painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1882 with the more explicit title El Jaleo: Danse des gitanes (Dance of the Gypsies).
The best evidence of his own excited reactions to live dance performances can be found in the pencil sketches of a Spanish woman that he included in an album assembled for Isabella Stewart Gardner. They are among his fastest, most intuitive works. In one drawing, a torrent of fast hard lines suggests the twisting shawl from which a majestic neck and outstretched vamping arms emerge.
This 300 piece puzzle features John Singer Sargent's El Jaleo, displayed prominently in the Spanish Cloister at Fenway. The puzzle comes in your choice of tin or paperboard box featuring Sargent's work, so you can safely store your puzzle.
Puzzle measure 11 x 17 inches
A groundbreaking blend of history, feminism, and the mystical arts, Our Tarot is a unique, specially designed tarot deck with cards that feature an intricate collage portrait of dozens of powerful women who have helped shape history. Each card conveys the energy, messages, and symbolism its figure brings to the deck.
The set includes a full-color guidebook that offers a concise history of the tarot deck, an explanation of the deck and the significance of the cards, and tips on interpreting each, with instructive sample spreads to guide you. It explains the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana and their chronology, offers biographies that link each woman’s life story, accomplishments, and traits with the card she represents, and explains the card’s relevance in a reading. In addition, each card from the deck serves as an interior portrait.
Each card in Our Tarot is inspired by the traditional meanings of the mystic Tarot and is represented by a woman (or group of women) who has influenced the world. These diverse women come from all eras in history, from 1300 BCE to the late twentieth century, and represent many ethnicities, creeds, socioeconomic classes, sexualities, ages, and abilities. Some of the women honored include Jane Addams, Benazir Bhutto, Lucrezia Borgia, Anne Frank, Frida Kahlo, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Beatrix Potter, Florence Nightingale, Nefertari, Elizabeth I, Cleopatra, Marie Curie, Zora Neale Hurston, Sophie Scholl, Cleopatra, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Ida B. Wells.
5 x 8 inches
This 300 piece puzzle features Piermatteo d'Amelia's The Annunciation, displayed prominently in the Raphael Room of the Museum.
The painting was made for the main altar of the Franciscan church in Amelia, a small town in Umbria near Spoleto. Since 1900, the painting has borne many different attributions, and was long known simply as the work of the Master of the Gardner Annunciation, but documents now indicate that the artist is Piermatteo d’Amelia, a pupil and assistant of Filippo Lippi.
The puzzle comes in your choice of tin or paperboard box featuring d'Amelia's work, so you can safely store your puzzle.
Puzzle measure 11 x 17 inches
This set of six multicolored crayons is packaged with a band stamped with the Museum's name. Perfect for creating your own artwork, inspired by the many colors in our Courtyard!4.5 x 3 inches box
Surprise your Grad with a fun and celebratory gift! Unwind layers of colorful crepe paper ribbons to reveal precious vintage-inspired keepsakes tucked carefully within this beautifully handmade surprise ball, especially themed for graduation.
Contains 12 prizes. Surprises inside vary and may include: a vintage-inspired toy, keepsake, charm, gem, sweets, confetti popper, fortune, temporary tattoo, quote and more.
Handmade by artisans in the USA
Contains small parts, not for children under 3 yrs
Garden of Poppies
John Appleton Brown, American, Massachusetts, 1844 - 1902, New York
This set of six dual-ended colored pencils is packaged with a beautiful band featuring Garden of Poppies by John Appleton Brown. Perfect for sketching in our magnificent Courtyard!
Aspiring ballet stars will fall in love with this appealing little sticker celebration, which serves not only as a source of decorative sticker fun but also as an accurate and entertaining guide to ballet positions. Twenty full-color peel-and-apply illustrations depict girls and boys in traditional ballet outfits correctly performing an arabesque, a sissonne, grand battement, grand jeté, pas de chat, pirouette, brisé vole, attitude penché (with partner), pas de bourrée, and more. Steps are identified and explained on the inside back cover. Sure to delight and inspire ballet stars of the future, these enchanting images will also add colorful touches to mirrors, windows, letters, lunch boxes, and other personal items.4.2 x 5.75 inches
Canvas crunch time! Whose impasto impresses the most? Was Monet the greatest painter, or does Manet’s brushwork beat them all? Who was the greatest Renaissance wonder?
Pit thirty-two Old Masters against each other in a trump card battle encompassing hundreds of years of amazing art history and learn about the greatest artists ever to have lived!
4 x 2.5 inches
Find the matching tiles in this beautifully designed memory game featuring 20 female artists!
Discover the artwork of Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, Artemisia Gentileschi, Berthe Morisot, Tamara de Lempicka, Judith Leyster, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and many more!
The tiny dance mouse is a new friend in the collection. He is dressed in a cute vest, and comes in a beautiful matchbox.
Mouse in 3.94 inches tall
In this time of High Tech computer games for children it is a pleasure to come across a book that gives a simple alternative that both amuses and educates. Scrap Albums were very popular in the 19th century, many of the activities in them have been almost forgotten about, such as thumb prints and collecting skeleton leaves to name but two, which will help widen children's interest. This album was put together for the Pollock's Toy Museum in the late 1970s, the main change being the cover design.Published by Pryor Publications
Gathering a Garden is a simple game that develops basic skills like patience, counting, and an understanding of different categories of plants and gardening-related elements. Be the first to fill your garden! Move around the board collecting garden items from each shopkeeper and be the first to return to plant a garden. Game includes 18 x 18 inch sturdy game board, spinner, game pieces and plant tiles.
For ages 5+
No plastic pieces!
Made in the USA
Please note that Kit users should consult local rules and regulations to make sure grave rubbings are permitted.
Wherever you go and whatever you do, bring your Guardian Angel along with you. She watches over you from her heavenly cloud and you can create your story together.Angel measures 5 inches long
You'll have a WILD time putting this 500 piece puzzle together! The Puzzle features ell-known illustrations from the beloved book, Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. This jigsaw puzzle is both a fun challenge and trip down memory lane for any fans of the story!
Contains 500 pieces
Approximate size of each piece: .85" x .85"
Finished Size: 20 x 14.5 inches
Six popular designs for little hands: Cupid with bow and arrow, rebus-style message proclaiming "I (heart) you." Appealing, durable stencils for creating personalized greeting cards, and posters.4.2 x 5.75