Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA Photos

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is one woman's personal collection comprising antiquities, decorative arts and paintings from Europe and America arranged in her personal style. In 1896 she had a Venetian Palazzo designed by Willard T. Sears built on Fenway Court near the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Its memorable feature is a courtyard under a glass roof with ancient objects integrated into its garden. A 2012 wing designed by Renzo Piano extends the original intent of Mrs. Gardner's will.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Entrance of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Facade of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Venetian Palazzo-style Gothic windows on courtyard of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (1896) (Fenway Court). Boston, MA. Style: Venetian Palazzo. Architect: Willard T. Sears. On National Register.Entrance of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Facade of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Venetian Palazzo-style Gothic windows on courtyard of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Ancient mosaic & art on courtyard of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Staircase in courtyard of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Courtyard garden of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Courtyard wall with Gothic windows of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Ancient mosaic & art on courtyard of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Staircase in courtyard of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Courtyard garden of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Courtyard wall with Gothic windows of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Greenhouse structure covering courtyard of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Ancient mosaic floor at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Lion sculpture supports column at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Lion holding human sculpture supports column at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Greenhouse structure covering courtyard of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Ancient mosaic floor at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Lion sculpture supports column at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Lion holding human sculpture supports column at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Courtyard garden of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique sculpture & objects displayed in courtyard garden of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Sculpture of Egyptian god Horus at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Roman sculpture of female at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Courtyard garden of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique sculpture & objects displayed in courtyard garden of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Sculpture of Egyptian god Horus at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Roman sculpture of female at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Antique sculpted woman at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique sculptures at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique sculpture of crouching man at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Winged bull of evangelist St Luke at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Antique sculpted woman at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique sculptures at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique sculpture of crouching man at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Winged bull of evangelist St Luke at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Antique sculpted mythical figures at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique sculpted mythical figures at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Ancient sculptures around windows of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique religious sculpture at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Antique sculpted mythical figures at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique sculpted mythical figures at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Ancient sculptures around windows of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Antique religious sculpture at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Monastic-style cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.El Jaleo painting by John Singer Sargent at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Detail of El Jaleo painting by John Singer Sargent at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Wall tiles in cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Monastic-style cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.El Jaleo painting by John Singer Sargent at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Detail of El Jaleo painting by John Singer Sargent at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Wall tiles in cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Wall tiles in cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Wall tiles with angel in cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Wall tiles with animals in cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Red gallery with paintings & antique chairs at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Wall tiles in cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Wall tiles with angel in cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Wall tiles with animals in cloister at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Red gallery with paintings & antique chairs at Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
New wing of Gardner Museum beside original gallery house. Boston, MA.New wing of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Detail of Renzo Piano wing of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Detail of Renzo Piano wing of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
New wing of Gardner Museum (2012) beside original gallery house (1896). Boston, MA.New wing of Gardner Museum (2012). Boston, MA. Architect: Renzo Piano.Detail of Renzo Piano wing of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.Detail of Renzo Piano wing of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.
Facade of Renzo Piano wing of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.New wing of Gardner Museum under construction. Boston, MA.

Facade of Renzo Piano wing of Gardner Museum. Boston, MA.New wing of Gardner Museum under construction. Boston, MA.


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