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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
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This is one of the many treasures of Boston. There is so much to take in. The various sections are so different & fascinating. The outdoor courtyard is very zen. Below is a photo of one of its inhabitants.
The art is an interesting mix....More
The reputation of the museum lured our group. The actuality was a disappointment. Granted the that courtyard in architecture, statuary and plantings is impressive, but otherwise the interiors rooms are dark and cluttered. It may well be that a handful of famed artists are individually...More
Incredible bit of history. Her collections are from all over world.
A must see if you travel to Boston or just love art. It was being worked on while we were there but well worth the stop. We spent hours there.
This was our first visit to the museum and we did not have nearly enough time to enjoy the palace. The sculptures, paintings and tapestries were quite a pleasant surprise, as were the original furnishings. Would go back to savor what we missed. A word...More
This museum is famous for the brazen 1990 (alleged) mob heist of $500M worth of irreplaceable masterpieces. Nothing has been recovered and the empty frames remain on display. It should be famous for the remarkable lifestory of its namesake founder, architecture, and surviving collection. Just...More
We are not art lovers, but Isabella's story and the heist story, convinced us to make a stop here. We are so glad we did! What a gem. We loved the courtyard and even enjoyed the art. Worth a visit for sure.
This was a stopover on the way to Europe because I'd always wanted to see this museum. When you initially walk in, there is a large niche specifically built for an oversized painting by John Singer Sargent. This painting alone was worth the trip to...More
Three floors of eclectic art surround a most beautiful and peaceful courtyard reminiscent of Alcazar Palace in Seville, Spain. John Sargent Singer was the first artist in residence here, so you will find many wonderful examples of his work. Just slowly wander from room to...More
If you want to see just a few examples of the masters this is the place to come. The settings themselves in each room are exquisite, as is the courtyard. Tour was a good introduction. Well worth entrance fee.
My husband and I visited while in Boston. There was so much artwork, I didn't know where to look. The cards explaining the art in each room were very helpful. I enjoyed learning about the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner as well as seeing the...More