Chinese Loggia

With its large windows facing the exterior Monk’s Garden, the Chinese Loggia functions as a transitional space between the lush greenery of the Museum’s central courtyard and the allure of the natural world outside. Quiet, contemplative, and flooded with light during the day, this space and its contents reveal Isabella Stewart Gardner’s ecumenical approach to collecting and displaying art. The Chinese Buddhist sculptures point to her deep interest in and respect for different religious practices.