Discover creative talent in all its forms at the Gardner. As in Isabella’s time, Museum spaces today are activated with contemporary artworks, music and performance, art-making, dance, dialogue, poetry, and more.
As a precaution, communal spaces and interactive objects and activities will be temporarily unavailable. Engage with us online in the meantime.
The following Museum spaces are currently unavailable:
- Richard E. Floor Living Room
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Experience the Gardner’s rich and diverse programming! Isabella Stewart Gardner believed that art had the power to change lives and she built a beautiful, personal, and immersive Museum setting to do so. Today, the Gardner is a living embodiment of her bold vision; a dynamic place where ideas and creativity in all its forms inspire visitors.
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Community and Studio Programs
Explore the Museum through programs co-produced with local artists, performers, cultural leaders, and social justice organizations. Celebrate the voices and talents of our community partners, Polly Thayer Starr Artists, and Neighborhood Luminaries!
Learn more about the mutually-beneficial relationships we value with our rich range of community partners here.
Conversations & Lectures
Discover fresh perspectives from artists and innovators from Boston and beyond. Learn about a range of topics with experts from art history, landscape architecture, art conservation, and more!
Music & Performing Arts
Through music and performances we strive to tell new stories and challenge assumptions through diverse voices and community members.
Our exhibition programs connect historic and contemporary exhibitions to contemporary issues and feature members of our local community, experts in the field, and contemporary artists of all kinds.