Isabella in China

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Thomas Eugene McKeller, John Singer Sargent, and Isabella Stewart Gardner

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Who's Laughing in the Gothic Room?

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Caned Chairs and Their Conservation

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Inside the Collection Blog

See below to view our most recent stories that dig deeper into our collections. 

  • A North-facing view of the Macknight Room. Photo by Sean Dungan.

    Sarcophagus for a Serpent

    Read about a strange little object found in one of Isabella’s most personal rooms.
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner, Guest Book, Volume III, 31 May 1897, pp. 98-99.

    Commemorating Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment

    Isabella attended the unveiling of the Civil War Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment in 1897, continuing her patronage of its sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
  • Joseph Lindon Smith (American, 1863-1950), Uniform Design for Teobaldo Travi, 1901-1903

    Bolgi: The First Caretaker and Protector of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    Before the Museum ever opened, it had a protector: Teobaldo “Bolgi” Travi. Learn more about Isabella’s chosen majordomo.