Spanish Cloister

Framed by a rhythmic procession of colorful tiles, ancient sarcophagi, and architectural fragments, the Spanish Cloister reaches its crescendo in one of the Gardner Museum’s most iconic and enchanting paintings: John Singer Sargent’s El Jaleo. This work, often the first painting encountered by visitors, dramatically sets the stage for a walk through the Gardner, boldly proclaiming that this will not be a regular museum experience. Rather, a veritable feast for the senses is in store.

First Floor

Spanish Chapel

First Floor

Blue Room

First Floor

Chinese Loggia