Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Modeled after a Venetian palazzo, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston houses one of the world’s most remarkable art collections.
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Last chance: this is the final weekend to view #Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes before it closes on May 19. Plan your visi...
05/17/2019

Last chance: this is the final weekend to view #Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes before it closes on May 19. Plan your visit today: http://bit.ly/2T9XYxE

Soak up the Courtyard. Get creative in our studio. Wander the gardens. Explore the endless possibilities of summer at th...
05/16/2019

Soak up the Courtyard. Get creative in our studio. Wander the gardens. Explore the endless possibilities of summer at the Gardner→ http://bit.ly/2sBp48c

From old masters to personal portraits of family members, the Short Gallery provides an informal environment to view a b...
05/16/2019

From old masters to personal portraits of family members, the Short Gallery provides an informal environment to view a broad array of works. During your next visit, linger a little in the space, and you might just discover something you’ve never seen before.

From in-depth restoration to a remarkable reunion, here’s the full scoop on the journey of Titian’s Rape of Europa. ...
05/16/2019

From in-depth restoration to a remarkable reunion, here’s the full scoop on the journey of Titian’s Rape of Europa. Read the story from The Boston Globe here: https://bit.ly/2WMrmfp

Just announced! We are so excited about our collaborative exhibition with Museo Nacional del Prado, National Gallery, Lo...
05/16/2019

Just announced! We are so excited about our collaborative exhibition with Museo Nacional del Prado, National Gallery, London, and National Galleries of Scotland. After one of the most comprehensive restorations in the Museum’s history, Titian’s Rape of Europa will be reunited with other works by the artist in a collaborative, multi-venue exhibition that culminates in a show at the Gardner in Spring 2021. See on the wall before it hits the road!

Get the full story here: http://bit.ly/2w181uX

Did you know that the casts of famous people were highly sought-after in Isabella's time? Consider them the autographs o...
05/16/2019

Did you know that the casts of famous people were highly sought-after in Isabella's time? Consider them the autographs of the era! This cast of composer and violinist Charles Loeffler’s hand was given to Isabella as a Christmas present in 1914. #TBT

Object: P.P. Caproni and Brother, Charles Martin Loeffler’s Hand, 1914. Plaster.

Saturdays are for hanging out in our Studio! Each weekend, visitors are invited to take part in hands-on art-making insp...
05/15/2019

Saturdays are for hanging out in our Studio! Each weekend, visitors are invited to take part in hands-on art-making inspired by our collection. This month’s activity was designed by artist Venetia Dale, learn more about what we have planned here: https://bit.ly/2YgBZHt

On May 30, we’re combining the incredible talents of Dom Jones, SublimeLuv,  and headliner Maimouna Youssef for an eve...
05/14/2019

On May 30, we’re combining the incredible talents of Dom Jones, SublimeLuv, and headliner Maimouna Youssef for an evening of music, storytelling, and soul. Grab your ticket today→ http://bit.ly/2FKpCgg

Once a year, the nearly two-thousand-year-old Medusa mosaic that resides in the center of our Courtyard gets a gentle cl...
05/14/2019

Once a year, the nearly two-thousand-year-old Medusa mosaic that resides in the center of our Courtyard gets a gentle cleaning. #TransformationTuesday

Famed for his fiery personality, controversy tended to follow artist James McNeill Whistler around. This book, which he ...
05/13/2019

Famed for his fiery personality, controversy tended to follow artist James McNeill Whistler around. This book, which he gave to his friend Isabella, contains his musings on modern art, as well as acerbic responses to the press, which had grown critical of his work. For a closer look: https://bit.ly/2DZSNL5

Image: James McNeill Whistler, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 1890. Printed ink on paper.

05/12/2019

A visit to the Gardner is a multisensory experience. Feel the sun on your face and smell the spring blooms in the Monk’s Garden, which runs along the side of the historic Palace and is open again after a long winter.☀

Happy #MothersDay! Treat the person you call Mom to a day of art and culture here at the Gardner Museum. Whether you tak...
05/12/2019

Happy #MothersDay! Treat the person you call Mom to a day of art and culture here at the Gardner Museum. Whether you take a stroll by the spring blooms in the Courtyard or sit down for lunch at Café G, Mom will know how much you care. 💕

Many years after they shared a dinner in the Dutch Room at Fenway Court, Isabella saved this magazine clipping of Britis...
05/11/2019

Many years after they shared a dinner in the Dutch Room at Fenway Court, Isabella saved this magazine clipping of British actor George Arliss, an acclaimed film star in the 1920s.

Image: American, Magazine Clipping of George Arliss in “The Green Goddess” (detail), February 1921. Ink on paper.

Tucked in the back of our on-site greenhouse live some of our more unusual plants. This Thai Crown of Thorns has spiny s...
05/10/2019

Tucked in the back of our on-site greenhouse live some of our more unusual plants. This Thai Crown of Thorns has spiny stalks topped with bright pink flowers, which are currently in bloom! Happy #FlowerFriday.

Start a conversation tonight at the Gardner. The benches next to the Courtyard are the perfect place to chat the night a...
05/09/2019

Start a conversation tonight at the Gardner. The benches next to the Courtyard are the perfect place to chat the night away, and we’re open until 9 pm every Thursday!

This Mother's Day, visit Gift at the Gardner to find the perfect something for the mom in your life. With gorgeous jewel...
05/09/2019

This Mother's Day, visit Gift at the Gardner to find the perfect something for the mom in your life. With gorgeous jewelry, thought-provoking books, and other delightful gifts, you won’t have to shop anywhere else. Explore all the options here: https://bit.ly/2Kfk2BY

#TBT to the North Cloister in 1902. Even in black and white, the majesty of this place is obvious as the sun streams thr...
05/09/2019

#TBT to the North Cloister in 1902. Even in black and white, the majesty of this place is obvious as the sun streams through the arches of the Courtyard. Unchanged through the years, you can still visit in person or explore the website to see this gallery in full color→
https://bit.ly/2WmOkJL

During this time of year, the Macknight Room offers a reflection of the world outside. Many paintings in this room featu...
05/08/2019

During this time of year, the Macknight Room offers a reflection of the world outside. Many paintings in this room feature bright spring flowers, like these blooming almond trees by the room’s namesake, painter Dodge Macknight.

Image: Dodge Macknight, Almond Trees, Valserres, 1894-1895. Watercolor on paper.

#DidYouKnow art is an amazing form of stress relief? Get into to the zone this Saturday with a hands-on project in the E...
05/08/2019

#DidYouKnow art is an amazing form of stress relief? Get into to the zone this Saturday with a hands-on project in the Education Studio. Join us anytime between 11 am and 4 pm to feel the positive effect of a little creativity! https://bit.ly/2Lj4a77

During Third Thursdays: Where I Stand on May 16, join a movement workshop with dancer Brian McGinnis and listen to celli...
05/08/2019

During Third Thursdays: Where I Stand on May 16, join a movement workshop with dancer Brian McGinnis and listen to cellist Khari R. Joyner in our iconic Courtyard. You’ve never experienced the Gardner quite like this: http://bit.ly/2UpM2b5

"She's gorgeous, powerful, raps better than most rappers, and has the voice of an angel." —The Roots' Black Thought on...
05/08/2019

"She's gorgeous, powerful, raps better than most rappers, and has the voice of an angel." —The Roots' Black Thought on Maimouna Youssef. See the incredible singer/songwriter at the Gardner on May 30: http://bit.ly/2FKpCgg

Time for #TriviaTuesday! Isabella used these stamps to mark the books in her collection. The stamp features a crowned le...
05/07/2019

Time for #TriviaTuesday! Isabella used these stamps to mark the books in her collection. The stamp features a crowned letter “Y,” which was probably inspired by Ysabella of Spain, and the winged foot of Apollo, which was based on a sculpture Isabella owned. Who was the painter and friend of Isabella’s who designed these bookplate stamps?

Image: American, Massachusetts, Book Plates of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Late 19th Century. Ink on card stock.

Isabella drew her inspiration for the Gothic Room from her travels in England and its many gothic cathedrals. Devotional...
05/06/2019

Isabella drew her inspiration for the Gothic Room from her travels in England and its many gothic cathedrals. Devotional objects, such as the Altar of Holy Kinship pictured here, find their place in this church-like setting. Explore the many treasures of the Gothic Room in person or on our website→ https://bit.ly/2yNQCI7

With first dibs on tickets, discounts at Café G and Gift at the Gardner, and exclusive events, Membership to the Gardne...
05/06/2019

With first dibs on tickets, discounts at Café G and Gift at the Gardner, and exclusive events, Membership to the Gardner Museum is the perfect last-minute Mother’s Day Gift. Explore the possibilities: http://bit.ly/2HXJMSm

After a decade-long hiatus, Delphinium have returned to the Courtyard! Our dedicated horticulture team started these pla...
05/05/2019

After a decade-long hiatus, Delphinium have returned to the Courtyard! Our dedicated horticulture team started these plants from seed this last September, and the resulting blooms are certainly well worth the wait!

One of Isabella’s most intriguing friendships was the one she had with Okakura Kakuzo. Kakuzo was one of Japan’s for...
05/04/2019

One of Isabella’s most intriguing friendships was the one she had with Okakura Kakuzo. Kakuzo was one of Japan’s foremost art critics and educators, and served as a gateway into a rich world of Japanese art for Isabella. He’s seated here in the front left of this photo from 1910, on Isabella’s right side.

FYI: Today (May 4), the Museum will be closing at 3 pm for an event. Final admission to the Museum will be at 2:30 pm. W...
05/04/2019

FYI: Today (May 4), the Museum will be closing at 3 pm for an event. Final admission to the Museum will be at 2:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. We look forward to your visit on Sunday!

This self-portrait by Baccio Bandinelli is the quintessential selfie of yesteryear! In this painting, found in the Titia...
05/02/2019

This self-portrait by Baccio Bandinelli is the quintessential selfie of yesteryear! In this painting, found in the Titian Room, Bandinelli asserts himself as Florence’s official sculptor as he proudly shows off a preparatory drawing for the Hercules and Caucus sculpture that secured his reputation. To show off even more, he wears a flashy gold chain around his neck that he received from Emperor Charles V. #TBT

Image: Baccio Bandinelli, Self Portrait, about 1545. Oil on panel.

“Through the juxtaposition of Botticelli’s and Stevens’ work, the viewer may reconsider, reexamine, rewrite, reima...
05/02/2019

“Through the juxtaposition of Botticelli’s and Stevens’ work, the viewer may reconsider, reexamine, rewrite, reimagine, and challenge seminal events and private and public borders through the contemporary artistic practice of comics’ visual storytelling.” — The Comics Journal on Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes.

Read the full review here: https://bit.ly/2LhZnCK

You can find all kinds of animals at the Gardner! These adorable bat ornaments can be found in the MacKnight Room. What ...
05/02/2019

You can find all kinds of animals at the Gardner! These adorable bat ornaments can be found in the MacKnight Room. What are your favorite animals found in our collection? 🦇

Image: Chinese, Pair of Bat Ornaments, 1800s. Silver.

DigBoston had questions. Phonte had answers. Meet the performer/producer extraordinaire ahead of his appearance tonight ...
05/02/2019

DigBoston had questions. Phonte had answers. Meet the performer/producer extraordinaire ahead of his appearance tonight at the Gardner: https://bit.ly/2WheRYN

Don’t wait, grab your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2FU9o4s

Have you seen Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Just a couple of weeks remain until t...
05/01/2019

Have you seen Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Just a couple of weeks remain until the exhibition closes for good—don’t hesitate! Plan your visit: http://bit.ly/2ZN2lTd

Looking for a bit of midweek relaxation? Join us on May 16 for Third Thursdays: Where I Stand, for an evening of artisti...
05/01/2019

Looking for a bit of midweek relaxation? Join us on May 16 for Third Thursdays: Where I Stand, for an evening of artistic exploration. Get your tickets today→ https://bit.ly/2UpM2b5

#TriviaTuesday: you can find this quirky ceramic object in the MacKnight Room of the Historic Palace. Isabella put her o...
04/30/2019

#TriviaTuesday: you can find this quirky ceramic object in the MacKnight Room of the Historic Palace. Isabella put her own spin on the object by including a photo of herself in its small frame. What is this object?

Answer: https://bit.ly/2IXoyYB

How often do you get to see art actually being made within the walls of a museum? Artist-in-Residence Charmaine Wheatley...
04/29/2019

How often do you get to see art actually being made within the walls of a museum? Artist-in-Residence Charmaine Wheatley has been stationed throughout the Gardner Museum, capturing portraits of visitors following their personal conversation.

In the late 1800s, art dealers and collectors saw a spike in the demand for Renaissance-era wedding furniture. Isabella ...
04/29/2019

In the late 1800s, art dealers and collectors saw a spike in the demand for Renaissance-era wedding furniture. Isabella and her collector Bernard Berenson were part of this dazzling trend, and with Berenson’s help, she acquired two coveted Pesellino panels, found in the Early Italian Room, one of which is pictured here.

Join us May 2 as we welcome chef Elle Simone, rapper Phonte Coleman, artist Robb "Pro Blak" Gibbs, and WBUR 90.9 FM’s ...
04/29/2019

Join us May 2 as we welcome chef Elle Simone, rapper Phonte Coleman, artist Robb "Pro Blak" Gibbs, and WBUR 90.9 FM’s Arielle Gray for a lively discussion of the obstacles they’ve overcome in their creative journeys. Save your seat now → http://bit.ly/2FU9o4s

Isabella owned this manuscript copy of Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride”, which is likely the poet’s sec...
04/28/2019

Isabella owned this manuscript copy of Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride”, which is likely the poet’s second draft! Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, we recently digitized this amazing document!

Get a closer look here: https://bit.ly/2DyEZXS

Students past and present know that the Museum is the best study spot in town! In 1972, Isabella’s grandnephew, George...
04/28/2019

Students past and present know that the Museum is the best study spot in town! In 1972, Isabella’s grandnephew, George Peabody Gardner, wrote in the foreword of her biography, “When I was in college I sometimes did my studying while seated in the flowery and fragrant courtyard at Fenway Court.” 📖

The earliest work in Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes is the series of Saint Zenobius, which depicts the 335 AD figure reje...
04/27/2019

The earliest work in Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes is the series of Saint Zenobius, which depicts the 335 AD figure rejecting worldly customs in favor of embracing religious life. The paintings are installed to be read from left to right, as Botticelli intended. With the series on display, viewers can follow the story of Zenobius as they stroll the exhibition.

See it for yourself: http://bit.ly/2T9XYxE

Channel Isabella’s artistic friends this weekend and go draw outdoors! During the warmer months, the Gardners’ summe...
04/27/2019

Channel Isabella’s artistic friends this weekend and go draw outdoors! During the warmer months, the Gardners’ summer home Green Hill often hosted painters such as Andreas Martin Anderson, who found inspiration in this shady pergola surrounded by lush foliage.

Image: Andreas Martin Andersen, Pergola, Green Hill, Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century. Oil on canvas.

#FlowerFriday! 🌸 These cobalt blue blooms, called Cineraria, are a sure sign of spring here at the Gardner! These bea...
04/26/2019

#FlowerFriday! 🌸 These cobalt blue blooms, called Cineraria, are a sure sign of spring here at the Gardner! These beauties have been paired with the nasturtiums in the early spring since the early 1900s. Come admire their radiance for yourself→ https://bit.ly/2GaSmAa

Don’t forget, the Gardner is open until 9 pm every Thursday! Longer spring days mean you can experience the Courtyard ...
04/25/2019

Don’t forget, the Gardner is open until 9 pm every Thursday! Longer spring days mean you can experience the Courtyard slip from day into night, even if you can’t make it until after work.

In a historic exhibition, two of Botticelli’s companion works are reunited for the first time in centuries. Only a few...
04/25/2019

In a historic exhibition, two of Botticelli’s companion works are reunited for the first time in centuries. Only a few weeks remain to experience these works in vivid detail, visit today → http://bit.ly/2Gy9vmN

In search of the perfect Mother’s Day gift? We can help! Check out our array of exciting membership options for the Ga...
04/24/2019

In search of the perfect Mother’s Day gift? We can help! Check out our array of exciting membership options for the Gardner Museum fan in your life → http://bit.ly/2HXJMSm

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Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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