See below to view our most recent stories that dig deeper into our collections.
Purchasing a Masterpiece: Titian’s Rape of Europa
How did Isabella acquire one of her most prized paintings? Read on to discover how Titian’s masterpiece made its way from Kent, England to Boston.
Trailblazer Blanche E. Colman
Learn about Blanche E. Colman, the first woman interior decorator in Boston, and her surprising connection to Isabella.
Belle of the Opera: Gardner and Wagner
Learn about Isabella’s love for Wagner and discover the Museum’s hidden operatic treasures.
Silk Walls: Bold, Colorful, and Meaningful
Learn how textiles tell a story in each room of the Gardner Museum!
Urban Gardening and Isabella’s Flower Day Prizes
Learn about Isabella’s support of city gardening, and try your green hand at the annual Mayor’s Garden Contest this July!
Celebrate the 4th of July by discovering how a famous con artist forged George Washington’s signature.
Cardinal Raffaele Sansoni Riario: Then and Now
Who’s the teenager represented in the marble bust in the Long Gallery? Read on to find out!
Family Resemblance: David Stewart
Celebrate Father’s Day by learning about the life of David Stewart: the patriarch of the Stewart family who bears a striking resemblance to Isabella.
Henry Davis Sleeper and a Glass Mosaic
Celebrate Pride Month by taking a deep dive into the world of interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper. A long-time friend of Isabella’s, he was known for elaborate parties, costumed events, and ornate designs.