Isabella Stewart Gardner was one of the foremost female patrons of the arts in the 19th century and the visionary creator of what remains one of the most remarkable and intimate collections of art in the world.
Her interests encompassed painting, furniture, textiles, and objects from many cultures and periods and she displayed them interspersed among her exemplary collection of well-known European paintings and sculpture, such as Botticelli's Lucretia, Titian's Europa, Vermeer's The Concert, and Rembrandt's Self-Portrait and John Singer Sargent's El Jaleo.
A new wing designed by architect Renzo Piano opened in January 2012, providing a performance hall, and special exhibitions gallery.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.