2011 Press Releases


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Announces First Ever Catalogue of Italian Furniture Collection

Furnishing the Museum: The Italian Furniture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum To be Released as Museum Opens New Wing, January 19, 2011
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Announces 2012 Fellowship in Landscape Studies

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Offers Hands-On Activities for 10th Annual Opening Our Doors Day

Fenway Alliance Institutions Celebrate Annual Day of Free Cultural Events on Oct. 10, 2011
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Issues Call For New Volunteers As Extension Nears Completion

Volunteers needed for new wing opening January 19, 2011
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Announces Eclectic Concert Lineup For Inaugural Season of Boston’s Newest Music Venue

Concert schedule released for Calderwood Hall in the new wing designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to Close Temporarily in Preparation for Opening of Renzo Piano-designed New Wing and Refreshed Historic Galleries

The Gardner Museum closes to the public from November 15, 2011 through January 18, 2012.
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Celebrates Local Student Artists and Museum-Inspired Artworks in Thirteenth Annual Community Creations Exhibition

Gardner Museum presents an exhibition of original art created by students from Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury—in conjunction with area artists—at AAMARP, Jamaica Plain
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Event: Illumina La Notte (light up the night)

The Gardner Museum's Young Patrons invite guests to Illumina La Notte - light up the night - at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Celebrate with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music, win fabulous prizes, and hobnob with media emcee Jonathan Soroff of The Improper Bostonian and DJ Adam Gibbons who will perform music and a multimedia display experience.
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Building on a Legacy: Gardner Museum Announces New Wing Opening Dates and Programming Highlights

The new Renzo Piano-designed wing will open to the public for the first time on Thursday, January 19th, 2012. Among the inaugural season's programming highlights are three contemporary exhibitions and installations and an expanded concert series showcasing three new works commissioned in honor of the new Calderwood Performance Hall.
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This Season at the Gardner: New Wing Opening Programming Highlights (Spring 2012)

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Exhibition: Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice

Exhibition showcases hidden Venetian treasures from Isabella Gardner’s rare books collection.
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Gardner Gala: April 30 2011

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston to Host its Annual Spring Benefit, the Gardner Gala, on Saturday, April 30th
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Gardner Museum Launches New Website at www.gardnermuseum.org

Newly conceived and designed museum website incorporates interactivity to create an enhanced online experience for visitors.
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Building On a Legacy: Tapestry Room Restoration

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum returns the Tapestry Room gallery to its original glory and configuration.
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April in the Courtyard

April Courtyard Inspired by Museum Horticultural Displays of the 1930s Welcomes Spring at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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The Seasonal Courtyard: March-November 2011

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s courtyard is transformed through a series of dramatic seasonal displays throughout the year. Here’s what’s in store for the next several months.
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Leadership: Dr. Oliver Tostmann Appointed Curator of the Collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Tostmann to complete a year as Research Fellow prior to his appointment.
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This Season at the Gardner: Spring/Summer 2011

Seasonal courtyard and programming highlights during spring and summer 2011.
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Gardner Museum Joins NEA and Blue Star Families to Provide Free Admission to Military and Families

Free admission to the Gardner Museum (and over 1,300 other museums nationwide) offered this summer in celebration of our military and their families.
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Theft Anniversary 2011

On March 18, 2011, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston marks the twenty-first year since thirteen works of art were taken in a nighttime heist. Images and video B-Roll of the stolen artworks and of Director of Security Anthony Amore speaking about the theft are available through the press office (in DVD + Mini-DV formats).
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Landscape Visions Lectures: Spring 2011

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Music at the Gardner: Spring 2011

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The Year Ahead: 2011

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Press Contacts

Kathy Sharpless
Director of Marketing & Communications