The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum provides a visceral art experience that delights the senses and makes a lasting impression on those who visit its halls. At the Gardner Museum, visitors find almost as much inspiration from the spectacular architecture and courtyard gardens as they do from the more than 2,500 works of art that overflow the museum's galleries. Housed in a stunning Venetian-style palazzo, the museum displays one of the world's greatest private art collections, including works by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Degas, Monet, Botticelli, and what The Boston Globe describes as 'Boston's most important work of art', Titian's Europa.
Staying true to its founder's mission, the Gardner Museum continues to offer changing exhibitions, lectures, and musical performances that engage visitors of all ages, and is a beacon of light and learning for the art community. The museum regularly features “Music at the Gardner”, inviting world-renowned musicians and emerging artists to perform on Sunday afternoons and select Thursday evenings (purchase tickets in advance).
The Gardner boasts a wide collection, housing pieces in the genres of Ancient Art, American, Asian, European, and Islamic arts, as well as paintings, sculpture, metalwork, textiles, works on paper, furniture, decorative arts, stained glass, and rare books & manuscripts. The collection also houses numerous works of contemporary art.
Here’s a sampling of some of the pieces you can expect to find at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum :
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is an artistic oasis in an unlikely setting, and features many of the world’s great artistic and artisanal masterpieces. Visit this cultural hotspot for not only an insightful glance into the world of art history, but also to gain an appreciation for artistic and sensory harmony as conceptualized by Ms. Gardner herself.
Comments about Smart Destinations Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum:
the wide collection of art from all corners of world, the great thing for me was reading the book first. As I have only spent day, I am not able to assess any negitive thing at present.
Phone: (617) 566-1401
Getting InThe Museum is located on Louis Prang Street, two blocks beyond Huntington Avenue. Upon arrival, present your pass at the ticket desk for entry.
NoteThe Museum will be closed from November 15 through the end of January (approximately) for renovations.
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