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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If you have visited the Museum recently, you may have stumbled upon the soaring sounds of opera wafting from the Courtya...
11/19/2019

If you have visited the Museum recently, you may have stumbled upon the soaring sounds of opera wafting from the Courtyard. This piece, Sonic Blossom by Lee Mingwei, is a part of our exhibition In the Company of Artists, and visitors are offered the gift of one of five lieder, or art songs, by Franz Shubert, sung by one of our incredible singers at random.

The Raphael Room houses some of the most striking works in the Museum’s collection, but it is certainly also a work of...
11/18/2019

The Raphael Room houses some of the most striking works in the Museum’s collection, but it is certainly also a work of art in itself. During your next visit, note the lush fabrics that envelope the space—and see if you can spot the different patterns!

Artist Sophie Calle honors the memory of the 13 works stolen from the Gardner Museum’s collection in her work, Last Se...
11/15/2019

Artist Sophie Calle honors the memory of the 13 works stolen from the Gardner Museum’s collection in her work, Last Seen…, an image- and text-based work that invites visitors to contemplate the disastrous 1990 theft. What will YOU see? Stop by In the Company of Artists and look for yourself→ http://bit.ly/2QcwiLr

“People come in and they pull the thread that takes them into a journey that is very specific to their own work and th...
11/15/2019

“People come in and they pull the thread that takes them into a journey that is very specific to their own work and their own being in time now.” — Pieranna Cavalchini, Gardner Museum Curator of Contemporary Art.

WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen features In the Company of Artists in his weekly arts round-up→ https://bit.ly/2Ogky6m

We made New York Magazine's A Bartender’s Guide to Boston, and what better way to celebrate than grabbing an after-wor...
11/14/2019

We made New York Magazine's A Bartender’s Guide to Boston, and what better way to celebrate than grabbing an after-work drink in our Cafe G, newly converted to a wine bar on Thursdays! We're open until 9 pm tonight.

Read the complete guide here: https://nym.ag/2CKmcbg

Yoga. Reiki. Aromatherapy. Explore the endless possibilities for self-care during Third Thursdays: Cozy Up, on November ...
11/13/2019

Yoga. Reiki. Aromatherapy. Explore the endless possibilities for self-care during Third Thursdays: Cozy Up, on November 21 → http://bit.ly/33NkktI

As you walk through the Museum, remember to look down! Many galleries feature tiled floors by Henry C. Mercer, an Americ...
11/10/2019

As you walk through the Museum, remember to look down! Many galleries feature tiled floors by Henry C. Mercer, an American archeologist, designer, and tile-maker. You can even spot some of his works on display on the walls of the galleries, like this one found in the Macknight Room.

Object: Henry C. Mercer, Avalon Tile, 20th century. Ceramic.

11/07/2019

On November 21, explore self-care at the Gardner with yoga, reiki, and more! Comfy clothes encouraged→ http://bit.ly/33NkktI

11/07/2019

In connection with our special exhibition, In the Company of Artists, the Gardner is celebrating the Boston artists who—in collaboration with the Museum—transform our Education Studio into a destination for creativity and hands-on experimentation. Join us this Saturday, any time between 11 am and 4 pm→ https://bit.ly/2oVuMAB

Have you considered the Gardner Museum for your post-work hangout? Every Thursday, our Cafe G transforms into a wine bar...
11/07/2019

Have you considered the Gardner Museum for your post-work hangout? Every Thursday, our Cafe G transforms into a wine bar, complete with drool-worthy bar bites to help you recharge after the long day. Visit us tonight!

📸 : OJ Slaughter

Take your relaxation to the next level with Third Thursdays: Cozy Up. We’ve partnered with Neighborhood Salon Luminary...
11/05/2019

Take your relaxation to the next level with Third Thursdays: Cozy Up. We’ve partnered with Neighborhood Salon Luminary Luana Morales to curate an evening full of healing, self-exploration, and community. Did we mention yoga in the Historic Palace? Join us November 21 → http://bit.ly/33NkktI

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Stan Kozak, the Museum’s Chief Horticulturist. Stan has been ...
11/04/2019

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Stan Kozak, the Museum’s Chief Horticulturist. Stan has been a member of the Gardner family for the past 50 years, and will be deeply missed.

Thank you, Stan, for the magic you created here and the gift you have given the city of Boston, which will live on in the hearts and minds of all who have experienced the unforgettable Gardner Courtyard.

During your next visit to the Gardner, tune into our latest Artist Walk audio guide, led by Elisa Hamilton, a Neighborho...
11/03/2019

During your next visit to the Gardner, tune into our latest Artist Walk audio guide, led by Elisa Hamilton, a Neighborhood Salon Luminary and frequent Museum collaborator. Get your headphones ready for this illuminating tour → https://bit.ly/2BAXtFz

On November 14, join landscape architect Signe Nielsen for an in-depth look at her signature projects and practice as an...
11/02/2019

On November 14, join landscape architect Signe Nielsen for an in-depth look at her signature projects and practice as an urban designer. Learn something new with us→ https://bit.ly/2MREux8

On November 10, we are thrilled to host Thalea String Quartet’s Gardner debut. An energetic and promising young group,...
11/02/2019

On November 10, we are thrilled to host Thalea String Quartet’s Gardner debut. An energetic and promising young group, they’re taking the classical circuit by storm. Few tickets remain, so grab yours today→ https://bit.ly/36fAQog

On Saturday, November 9, join the Premier Choir and the Young Men’s Ensemble of the Boston Children's Chorus for a mov...
11/01/2019

On Saturday, November 9, join the Premier Choir and the Young Men’s Ensemble of the Boston Children's Chorus for a moving performance. Grab your tickets today → https://bit.ly/2WzreQV

Happy birthday, Johannes Vermeer! The famous Dutch Golden Age painter was born on this day in 1632. His painting, The Co...
10/31/2019

Happy birthday, Johannes Vermeer! The famous Dutch Golden Age painter was born on this day in 1632. His painting, The Concert, was one of Isabella’s first major acquisitions (and she bought it without the help of any experts).

Image: Johannes Vermeer, The Concert, 1663-1666. Oil on canvas, stolen in 1990.

Did you know we are open late on Thursdays? Stop by tonight from 5–9 pm, and enjoy the company of many (including some...
10/31/2019

Did you know we are open late on Thursdays? Stop by tonight from 5–9 pm, and enjoy the company of many (including some artists in our Hostetter Gallery), alongside bar bites and drinks in our newly reimagined restaurant!

The Gardner Museum has always been an incubator of creative energy and cultural home for artists in Boston—and you too...
10/30/2019

The Gardner Museum has always been an incubator of creative energy and cultural home for artists in Boston—and you too can be inspired! Stop by our Education Studio every Saturday for a hands-on art-making activity, completely free with your Museum admission. Learn more→ https://bit.ly/2pX0GwO

This #NationalCatDay, take a closer look at this delightful letter from Okakura Kakuzo to his cat, Cochin (a kitten he r...
10/29/2019

This #NationalCatDay, take a closer look at this delightful letter from Okakura Kakuzo to his cat, Cochin (a kitten he received as a gift from Isabella!) One highlight from the note: “perhaps you enjoy chasing squirrels, there is a great pleasure in the quest of the unattainable."🐈

Read more enjoyable quotes here: https://bit.ly/36hZd4H

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, we’re reuniting our portrait of Tommaso Inghirami with othe...
10/29/2019

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, we’re reuniting our portrait of Tommaso Inghirami with other works of sculpture, drawing, and archival material to paint a fuller portrait of the life of the sitter in the famed portrait. See our latest exhibition, Close Up: Raphael & the Pope’s Librarian, on view in the Fenway Gallery from October 31 to January 20, 2020.

Get the first look here: https://bit.ly/32TzLR1

On this day in 1886, Isabella met #JohnSingerSargent for the first time! After an introduction by their mutual friend He...
10/28/2019

On this day in 1886, Isabella met #JohnSingerSargent for the first time! After an introduction by their mutual friend Henry James, Isabella visited his London studio to view his infamous portrait, Madame X, kicking off what would become a long and storied friendship!

During your next visit to the Museum, enhance your experience by taking an Artist Walk! We’re pleased to announce that...
10/27/2019

During your next visit to the Museum, enhance your experience by taking an Artist Walk! We’re pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with some familiar faces, including contemporary artist—and Artist-in-Residence—Steve Locke, to provide you with a fresh perspective on the collection. Listen here → https://bit.ly/2BAXtFz

Next time you walk by the Spanish Chapel, pause to look at the wall on the right of the space. Here you will find a lumi...
10/26/2019

Next time you walk by the Spanish Chapel, pause to look at the wall on the right of the space. Here you will find a luminous work by Francisco de Zurbarán, a giant of 1600s Spanish painting, often enhanced by the streams of sunlight of the Chapel’s windows.

Image: Francisco de Zubarán, The Virgin of Mercy, about 1640. Oil on canvas.

#DidYouKnow the chrysanthemums found in the Courtyard are a tradition carried on from Isabella’s time? She grew many v...
10/25/2019

#DidYouKnow the chrysanthemums found in the Courtyard are a tradition carried on from Isabella’s time? She grew many varieties of this gorgeous seasonal flower at her private home in Brookline, MA.

From the archives: this portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner from 1906 was captured by Adolph de Meyer, Vogue’s first ...
10/24/2019

From the archives: this portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner from 1906 was captured by Adolph de Meyer, Vogue’s first full-time photographer! #TBT

Image: Adolph de Meyer, Two Portraits of Isabella Stewart Gardner Wearing Veil, 1906. Platinum print.

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10/23/2019

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Have you ever wondered about the mysterious sitter in the Gardner’s famed Raphael portrait? On November 2, discover th...
10/22/2019

Have you ever wondered about the mysterious sitter in the Gardner’s famed Raphael portrait? On November 2, discover the unexpected backstory of Count Tommaso Inghirami in a conversation with Nat Silver, the William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection, and prominent Harvard art history professor Joseph Connors. Learn something new→ https://bit.ly/2oZHmyR

This #TriviaTuesday, we look to one of the most famed works in the Gardner Museum’s collection. What sprawling work of...
10/22/2019

This #TriviaTuesday, we look to one of the most famed works in the Gardner Museum’s collection. What sprawling work of poetry served as the inspiration for Titian’s Poesie series, including Rape of Europa?

Image: Titian, Rape of Europa, 1562. Oil on canvas.

A common misconception about the #GardnerMuseum is that it is exclusively home to Renaissance art. The Yellow Room is a ...
10/21/2019

A common misconception about the #GardnerMuseum is that it is exclusively home to Renaissance art. The Yellow Room is a great counterexample to this; here you can find works from some of Isabella’s contemporaries, like James McNeill Whistler, Henri Matisse, and John Singer Sargent.

Today is the 55th Head Of The Charles Regatta! This painting by Ralph Wormeley Curtis depicts the Henley Royal Regatta i...
10/19/2019

Today is the 55th Head Of The Charles Regatta! This painting by Ralph Wormeley Curtis depicts the Henley Royal Regatta in 1890, which he watched as part of Jack and Isabella’s viewing party aboard the houseboat Sunbeam, docked nearby the Balliol College Boat Club.

Image: Ralph Wormeley Curtis, Henley: The Regatta. 1890. Watercolor and gouache on paper.

I Know Why They Left closes this weekend. Drawn from lace, stone, metal, wood, tapestries, and paintings, the animal fig...
10/18/2019

I Know Why They Left closes this weekend. Drawn from lace, stone, metal, wood, tapestries, and paintings, the animal figures in Joan Jonas’s exhibition allude to the importance of nature’s life-force and our disruptive human presence. Stop by one last time to admire these intricate works!

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2HjI28x

The first of the iconic single-stem chrysanthemums have been placed in the Courtyard! Throughout the fall season, new co...
10/18/2019

The first of the iconic single-stem chrysanthemums have been placed in the Courtyard! Throughout the fall season, new colors and species of chrysanthemums can be spotted, making each Courtyard visit all the more surprising and delightful!

This weekend, Visiting Studio Artist Sabrina Dorsainvil invites you to awaken your inner artist and imagine the future w...
10/16/2019

This weekend, Visiting Studio Artist Sabrina Dorsainvil invites you to awaken your inner artist and imagine the future with her special Studio project. Join us for the opening weekend of this project! → https://bit.ly/2Mdyb6y

🎂 Happy Birthday, #OscarWilde! 🎂You can spot the famed author’s autograph in the Long Gallery, among other bits ...
10/16/2019

🎂 Happy Birthday, #OscarWilde! 🎂You can spot the famed author’s autograph in the Long Gallery, among other bits of archival material from contemporary artists Isabella held in high regard. What is your favorite work by Wilde?

Image: Oscar Wilde, Autograph, late 19th century. Ink on paper.

Tomorrow our latest Choreographers-in-Residence, All Ready, will bring their high-intensity performances to Calderwood H...
10/16/2019

Tomorrow our latest Choreographers-in-Residence, All Ready, will bring their high-intensity performances to Calderwood Hall throughout the day. Stop by at 4, 5, or during Third Thursdays: Homecoming, and prepare to be amazed → https://bit.ly/2VF5dQl

In two days, we open an exciting exhibition of contemporary art—featuring the work of seven women Artists-in-Residence...
10/15/2019

In two days, we open an exciting exhibition of contemporary art—featuring the work of seven women Artists-in-Residence, the magical gift of song in our Courtyard, and live dance performances—all on a Third Thursday! This reunion of artists who have found inspiration at the Gardner is unprecedented, which is why this month’s theme is Third Thursdays: Homecoming. Be the first to witness this reunion! → https://bit.ly/2mBoXHn

Stop by the Chinese Loggia for a pause in a sunny, contemplative space in the Palace. Here, you can find an intersection...
10/14/2019

Stop by the Chinese Loggia for a pause in a sunny, contemplative space in the Palace. Here, you can find an intersection of works that span many religious denominations, plus a deep appreciation for architectural works of art. What new feature will you notice?

Today, from 10 am to 4 pm, we’re emphasizing the necessary perspectives and incredible work of Indigenous artists from...
10/14/2019

Today, from 10 am to 4 pm, we’re emphasizing the necessary perspectives and incredible work of Indigenous artists from the Massachusett, Nipmuc, Mashpee Wampanoag, and Aquinnah Wampanoag tribes. Join us today for hands-on workshops, live storytelling, interactive performances, and more—all for free, thanks to the Fenway Culture Boston. See the full schedule: http://bit.ly/2nrpvjx

When purchasing works for her collection, Isabella often had to rely on sketches from friends like Bernard Berenson to i...
10/13/2019

When purchasing works for her collection, Isabella often had to rely on sketches from friends like Bernard Berenson to inform her decisions as they traveled overseas on her behalf. Here is one such example. Get a closer look →
https://bit.ly/2IEs4WJ

Tomorrow, October 14, we are excited to collaborate with Neighborhood Salon Luminary Marsha Parrilla of Danza Orgánica ...
10/13/2019

Tomorrow, October 14, we are excited to collaborate with Neighborhood Salon Luminary Marsha Parrilla of Danza Orgánica to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Stop by anytime between 10 am and 4 pm, and witness powerful performances and storytelling by members of local indigenous groups, and create art in our Education Studio. Admission is free! https://bit.ly/2nrpvjx

On Monday, October 14, we are excited to collaborate with Neighborhood Salon Luminary Marsha Parrilla of Danza Orgánica...
10/11/2019

On Monday, October 14, we are excited to collaborate with Neighborhood Salon Luminary Marsha Parrilla of Danza Orgánica to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Stop by anytime between 10 am and 4 pm, and witness powerful performances and storytelling by members of local indigenous groups, and create art in our Education Studio. Admission is free! https://bit.ly/2nrpvjx

Going apple picking this fall? Channel Isabella’s more playful side this #TBT! Image: Unknown, Isabella Stewart Gardne...
10/10/2019

Going apple picking this fall? Channel Isabella’s more playful side this #TBT!

Image: Unknown, Isabella Stewart Gardner Sitting on a Tree Branch, about 1890. Gelatin silver print.

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25 Evans Way
Boston, MA
02115

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Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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(617) 566-1401

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