- Isabella Stewart Gardner was a patroness of the arts. With her passing she sought to conserve her collection and required her home, home modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palace, be turned into an art museum. Hanging within these walls you'll find works by James Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Titian, Matisse, Rembrandt, and Raphael. The courtyard is an oasis in any season, filled with beautiful plants and flowers. A 2012 major renovation, connected the past to the present and added amenities like the Studio, where hands-on workshops focus on creating art that enhances the teaching that is taking place in the galleries. The Museum also hosts a concert series. A concert is held on the first Thursday of each month and focuses on cutting-edge classical music while the third Thursday is reserved for a special jazz concert.
-Jessica Polizzotti, Boston Local Expert
280 The Fenway, tel. 617-566-1401
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