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Isabella Gardner Museum
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—a work of art in totality—is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians, and scholars. Housed in a 1902 building, modeled after a 15th century Venetian palazzo, and a 2012 wing designed by Renzo Piano, the Museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. The historic galleries surrounding the verdant Courtyard contain more than 2,500 extraordinary works of art, featuring pieces by Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, Whistler, and Sargent.
Several spaces in the new Renzo Piano-designed wing were created to encourage visitor engagement and orientation, and special artist projects in these areas will promote an atmosphere of curiosity and learning.
MUSIC AT THE GARDNER
The Gardner Museum hosts performances by world-renowned musicians and for generations, has served as a launch pad for outstanding emerging artists. Now housed in the innovative Calderwood Hall, concerts feature classical masterpieces, contemporary music, and jazz. See gardnermuseum.org/music for the concert schedule.
RICHARD E. FLOOR LIVING ROOM
Inspired by a project of the same name created for the Gardner Museum in 2000 by Artist-in-Residence Lee Mingwei, the Living Room is a place of learning and inspiration for visitors. Friday and Saturday afternoons, stop by for conversations with hosts, or come anytime to discover new things, read, or simply relax.
TOURS AND TALKS
In addition to items in this calendar, regular tours and talks are available. Please ask about the latest schedule at the admission desk or in the Living Room.
Members may use audio guides free of charge. Guides are available in a variety of languages.
CLAIRE AND JOHN BERTUCCI EDUCATION STUDIO
Hands-on art activities for visitors of all ages. Drop-in hours: weekends, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open during Museum hours, including Thursday evenings. Reservation line: (617) 566-1088
GIFT AT THE GARDNER
Exquisite collection of books, jewelry, and other treasures. Shop in-store or online at gift.gardnermuseum.org.
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Wednesday-Monday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm (last admission at 4:30 pm) Thursday, 11:00 am-5:30 pm* The Go Boston Card is accepted for admission until 5:30 pm. Once inside the museum, visitors are welcome to stay until closing.
Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.
Free or metered street parking is limited around the Museum. We strongly encourage the use of public transportation. Paid parking lots are available at the Museum of Fine Arts on Museum Road off Huntington Avenue.
Take the T: Green Line E train to Museum of Fine Arts stop. Cross Huntington Avenue to Louis Prang Street. Walk down Louis Prang Street for two blocks. The Museum is on the left.