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A Venetian palace in the middle of Boston, Gardner's home is now a museum displaying her impressive, eclectic collection of European, American and Asian art, including sculpture, paintings, furniture, ceramics and textiles. Visitors can stroll or...more
Our visit to the museum was on our lists of must see on our trip to Boston. We were not disappointed! All I can say is it was even better than I imagined! The artwork is stunning and the history and story behind the museums...More
This museum was built by ISABELLA Gardner. She copied an Italian Villa and sent the parts to Boston.
She was known for having several boyfriends and was a great art collector.
The gift shop is great and the museum has a 5 star restaurant.
This is a rather hidden gem. I'd never heard of this museum and on one of my first trips to Boston (10years ago) we stumbled upon it by total accident. But that said I've been back at least 5 times since then. I recommend it...More
This is a fabulous gallery, absolutely jammed full of incredible artworks. Isabella Garden was a fascinating lady and her home is a joy to visit. Well worth the $15. Allow at least an hour to browse at your leisure.
A dizzying array of artifacts and paintings collected from around the world organized into discrete exhibits. The building itself is spectacular and the internal garden space is a wonder. Allow sufficient time to wonder the many exhibits spread over three floors while taking in the...More
Not your typical museum. The property has been left pretty much as Mrs. Stewart left it. This means that the lighting is not a "perfect" as you would see in other museums. That said, this provides a warmth you won't see/feel at those other places....More
Liked seeing this amazing private art collection, but I thought the museum could've done a better job of explaining the significance behind each piece...the guides in each room just stated, what/where/when it was bought....and nothing more.
This eccentric museum is the work of one woman who used her wealth to amass a top notch collection of art works from Europe and Asia.
Thirteen pieces were stolen in xxxx (there's a Boston Globe podcast about it called Last Seen). Labels and empty...More
This is a very good museum, in fact it was very surprising on how big and impressive this collection is. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the info cards supplied in every room are both helpful and interesting.
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports
mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.