Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Evocative of a 15th-century Venetian palace, this museum houses a world-class art collection. Working with local artists, performers, cultural leaders, and social justice organizations, the Museum works to build mutually beneficial relationships with our community.
Our values brought to life
Community and Studio programs bring to life the Museum’s core values: creativity is our legacy; community is our purpose; the collection is our catalyst; and diversity, equity, and inclusion are our commitments.
The Gardner Museum continues Isabella’s bold legacy of supporting artists and celebrating creative talent in all its forms. As in Isabella’s time, local and internationally renowned artists of today activate the galleries and performance spaces with contemporary artworks, music, dance, poetry, and more.
Artists in Residence
In Isabella’s tradition, we invite artists to live and work in the Museum as part of our Artist-in-Residence program, which hosts artists from around the world, offering them a dedicated, on-site residential and studio space, unlimited access to the collection, and inspiration to create new visual and performance works for the public.