Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- General Info:
- 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 rest in a spectacular skylit courtyard filled with plants and flowers.
- Extra Phones:
Box Office: (617) 278-5156
- Payment method:
- mastercard, amex, discover, visa
- Medical Center Area, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
- Admission: $15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $5 College Students w/ID Shopping: Café G Transportatioin: Taxi, Bike, Subway, Bus, Car
- Museums, Art Museums
- Other Information:
Parking: Paid, Lot
When you want to look at art & surround yourself in beauty but don't have the energy to do a full day walking around a museum, taking on multiple galleries, rest easy at the Gardner. Each room is an inspiraton and loaded with gorgeous and spectacular paintings, anitiques and relics that appeal to the eye but at the same time you won't be overwhelmed. Even if you just want to sit overlooking the courtyard garden the entire time you're here, it is time wellspent.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has always been a favorite of mine since I first discovered it in the eighties. The building's architecture is just as impressive s the artwork itself. I love the multi levels and the views of the landscaped courtyard. This is a great place to spend a rainy day.\r
This isn't a place to roam halls and marvel at the exhibitions. It is a place to go and absorb the ambiance and the feeling that you are visiting a slice of heaven. There's something very peaceful and unique about this museum and it's on my list of must-see again if I ever return to Boston.