The art of landscape has been central to the Gardner Museum since its inception.
Isabella Stewart Gardner conceived her collection and constructed Fenway Court at precisely the moment that landscape architecture was first articulated as an academic discipline, liberal profession, and civic art. In siting her Museum on the recently constructed Back Bay Fens, Gardner contributed to a conception of the city as enabled, informed, and enhanced by landscape.
To this day, the Museum aspires to be a preeminent cultural venue for landscape.
Ruettgers Curator of Landscape
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