Close Up: Sargent On Location

Gardner's First Artist-in-Residence

September 19, 2018 - January 14, 2019


Common Threads

Weaving Stories Across Time

October 4, 2018 - January 13, 2019


Steve Locke

Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray)

June 26, 2018 - January 21, 2019

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Current Exhibitions

  • Closing Soon

    Listen Hear

    The Art of Sound

    March 08 - September 05, 2017

    Listen Hear: The Art of Sound explores some of the ways sound affects our environment, our bodies, and our state of mind.

  • Bharti Kher

    Sketchbooks and Diaries

    September 20, 2017 - September 10, 2018

    The focus of this show is a series of drawings and notebooks Bharti Kher made during her time as 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the Gardner.

  • On View

    October 19, 2017 - January 21, 2018

    Explore the relationship between Henry James, the master novelist, and Isabella Stewart Gardner, arts patron. 

  • October 19, 2017 - January 21, 2018

    Explore the relationship between James’ literary works and the visual arts, and get a fresh perspective on the master novelist and the significance of his close friendship with esteemed arts patron Isabella Stewart Gardner. 

  • November 29, 2017 - January 08, 2018

    A re-creation of Isabella Stewart Gardner's holiday table, including her table settings and menu, is on view.

  • Free

    Judith Barry


    January 17 - June 26, 2018

    Judith Barry worked with some of the hundreds of drone images depicting refugees fleeing their homes and seeking a new life elsewhere.

  • Fra Angelico

    Heaven on Earth

    February 22 - May 20, 2018

    Heaven on Earth focuses around the Gardner's magnificent Assumption and Dormition of the Virgin, acquired by Isabella in 1899 and the first Fra Angelico to reach the United States.

  • Closing Soon

    February 22 - September 03, 2018

    Isabella's Relics features little-known objects, archival material, and ephemera collected by Isabella Stewart Gardner, revealing her own fascination with relics both sacred and secular.

  • Closing Soon

    June 14 - September 03, 2018

    For the first time in over one hundred years, the Gardner's Farnese Sarcophagus has been moved so that all four sides are visible.