The Overlooked Female Photographer, Clover Adams

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Isabella and Okakura Kakuzō’s Impactful Friendship

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A Rare and Unique Turkish Tile

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Isabella Stewart Gardner and Her Horses

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The Story Behind Isabella’s Venetian Campanile Cup

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Remembering Isabella: Her Yearly Memorial Service

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Conserving the Works on Paper of the Short Gallery

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The Elevation of the Nasturtium: From Plate To Palace Garden

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Ethel Smyth: Composer and Activist

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The Five Frames Left Behind

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Women on Display: Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts

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The Story Behind Porsha Olayiwola’s Poetry

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Beger Sølv- The Gardner’s Hanseatic Beaker

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Visiting Fenway Court in the Days of Isabella

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Those Who Come Before Us Help Make Us Who We Are

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Francesco Torbido and the Diversity of 16th century Venice

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Isabella’s Lace

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Forever is a Long Time

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The New Wing a Decade Later

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Ovid, Titian, and the Depiction of Violence Against Women

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  • Okakura 1941

    The Overlooked Female Photographer, Clover Adams

    Learn about the talented female photographer who was left out of many art museums.
  • Photographs of Okakura Kakuzō’s

    Isabella and Okakura Kakuzō’s Impactful Friendship

    Read about Isabella’s friendship with Japanese art historian and philosopher Okakura Kakuzō.
  • A square blue, white, red, and green ceramic tile with a central stylized grape leaf.

    A Rare and Unique Turkish Tile

    Learn about one of the most unusual pieces in Isabella’s collection—the only one of its kind on public display.
  • A woman on a horse drawn carriage.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner and Her Horses

    Did you know the art enthusiast Isabella Stewart Gardner also loved horses and horse racing? Learn about her hidden passion and what little we know of it.
  • Venetian Campanile Cup

    The Story Behind Isabella’s Venetian Campanile Cup

    Read about the incredible story of resilience and rebuilding behind this unique glass cup reminiscent of Isabella’s favorite city.
  • A table in the Chapel with a cloth crocheted by Isabella, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.

    Remembering Isabella: Her Yearly Memorial Service

    Read about the annual celebration the Gardner hosts every year to celebrate the birthday of its founder.
  • Short Gallery

    Conserving the Works on Paper of the Short Gallery

    Learn about the labor of love it took to conserve the precious collection of prints and drawings in the Short Gallery of the Gardner.
  • Courtyard of the Museum

    The Elevation of the Nasturtium: From Plate To Palace Garden

    How did an edible flower come to be honored for its beauty alone? Discover the history of the nasturtium, from beneficial herb to treasured ornamental.
  • A black and white photo of Ethel Smyth sitting.

    Ethel Smyth: Composer and Activist

    Meet the exceptional woman composer featured in Isabella’s Musicians Case, and how her legacy left an impact on both classical music and women’s rights.