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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Category: Monuments + Museums

280 the Fenway, Boston, MA 2215


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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Reviews from across the web

I thought we were in Italy - user review
My daughter (who attends a college in Boston) brought us to this wonderful Museum thinking that it would remind us of our recent trip to Italy. I cant tell you how impresse...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - expert review
The museum's three floors of galleries, which open onto a breathtaking interior courtyard with seasonal horticulture displays, feature more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries and other objects spanning 30 centuries and many cultures. HOURS VITAL INFO: Best suited for all ages You can expec...

Boston: Hey, if it's good enough for Jackie O - expert review
In the city where JFK proposed, romantic restaurants ( and famous chefs) are something of a s...

Love it! - user review
This is a beautiful unknown jewel in Boston. Less overwhelming than the large art meseums. Intimate and peaceful. No crowds and an amazing collection of art. the building itself is fi...

A great place to spent a partial day - user review
An advance warning -- you won't find famous paintings here. What you will find is a nice, ecclectic collection of art in its original setting. This was the private home of Isabella St...

Very disappointing - user review
My husband had looked up museums online for us and had found high recommendations for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, so my daughter and I went. What a huge disappointment. My g...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - user review
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is my favorite place in Boston. The museum is the former home of Mrs. Gardner, who was a wealthy Bostonian during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. She and her husband traveled extensively, mingled with the jet set of the day, such as Henry James and artists...

A Special Boston Activity - user review
This museum is very special. The architecture is wonderful and the Italian Renaissance paintings are great. I especially enjoyed their paintings by Botticelli,Raphael,Uccello,Bonifazio Vero...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - user review
This is one of my Boston favorites and if I tried to write everything I want to share with you about this museum it would probably fill a book. The history of this museum is that interesting, so let me try to just hit a few highlights. In 1891 Isabella Stewart Gardner began her collection with the m...

Unique museum - user review
i love this museum. I cannot even say how many times I have been here. Isabella's collection is outstanding and it's display is unique. A must for museum goers. Close by to larger fine...

Loved the museum, not the policies - user review
The museum itself and the artworks are lovely, but the staff and policies are not. I visited the museum in order to write a paper on some of the work in the medieval room, and spent the e...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | Museum/Attraction Review | Boston | Frommers.com - expert review
Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) was an incorrigible individualist long before strong-willed behavior was acceptable for women in polite Boston society, and her forcefulness paid off for art lovers. Mrs. Jack designed her exquisite home in the style of a 15th-century Venetian palace and filled i...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - expert review
A spirited young society woman, Isabella Stewart had come in 1860 from New York -- where ladies were more commonly seen and heard than in Boston -- to marry John Lowell Gardner, one of Boston's leading citizens. Through her flamboyance and energetic acquisition of art, Mrs. Jack promptly set about b...

Perfect for a Day Date - user review
I loved how intimate the musuem is and how its actually in a Venetian-style palazzo. The work is a private collection and a much more real, personal experience because of the a...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - user review
Less overwhelming, but as impressive as the MFA, the collection is housed in the art patron's Italian-style villa. The central, indoor garden may be one of the most beautiful and romantic locations in the world. Unfortunately, Gardner's collection was burglarized a few years back, and the thieves ha...

Unique Perspective on Unique lifestyle - user review
Amazing place. As part of her dying wish, the City of Boston could have this place provided that it would be completely untouched since the day she died. The city have stuck to their w...

as close to italy as you can get in boston - user review
the serenity an peace of the court yard an the music and art collection. arri...

An amazing place - user review
The art residing in Isabella Stewart Gardners House is nothing less than world class, Here you can see Sargent, Monet, Rembrandt, and a magnificent courtyard Its always quie...

Fantastic! - user review
The Gardner Museum is one of THE wonders of New England and one of best small museums in America! Plan to spend about two to three hours in this delightful setting - absorbing the great...

An intimate museum - user review
The Gardner is a small museum where one can interact with the art and the lifestyle of the flamboyant Isabella. Concerts in the atrium bring a look into the past for the visitor ....

Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum - user review
It's a large but otherwise unassuming brown box from the outside, but once you get through the door--oh boy! Opening up before you like a cool emerald green jewel box is a courtyard garden, protected from the elements by a glass roof hovering three stories above. The shock of it takes your breath aw...

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: A Renaissance Venetian Palace in Boston - expert review
As I walk in, my breath is taken away by the three-story indoor courtyard garden before me. Beds of clover and ivy blanket the ground, exotic Australian tree ferns frame a beautiful center mosaic, and rare orchids give a tropical feel to the scene. At the opposite end of the garden, a two-way stairc...

Do Not Miss It! It's Great! - user review
My only complaint is... no photos allowed.Jaw droppingly beautiful inside, you'd never know from the exterior what waits for you inside. A wonderful experience.Tip: At the informat...

fascinating but frustrating - user review
I've wrestled as to what rating to give this museum. The vast array of art, artifacts, furniture and miscellania assembled by Isabella Stewart Gardner is mind-boggling; the villa in whi...

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