Persephone Rising

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Thomas McKeller by John Singer Sargent

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A Grand Opening

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The Gardner Museum: Service in Times of Crisis

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Inside the Collection Blog

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

  • 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.
  • All Ready in the Raphael Room

    Spanish Music, South Korean Choreographers, and the Museum Archives

    Isabella’s collection continues to inspire artists today—including our 2019 Choreographers-in-Residence All Ready!