Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115, United States
- Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6175661401
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Restaurant, Family And Kids, Architecture , Specialty Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Review
In the heart of the Fenway area somewhere around the museum of fine arts lies this beautiful museum of Isabella Stewart Gardner. The museum is home to art that was collected by an amateur who was really wealthy and had quite a great taste. There are new additions to the museum which include more gallery space, restaurant and a shop. If art and architecture interests you, the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum is a must visit when in Boston.
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults: $15
- Seniors 65 and up: $12
- College Students with ID: $5
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14.96% of people who visit Boston include Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in their plan
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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Reviews
This is a must see if in Boston. Such a beautiful & unique place. If you love gardens, fine art, and/or history, you will really enjoy this place. I had this recommended to me by a friend because I love flowers and gardens and I could not have enjoyed it more. The atrium in the middle of the museum is delightful! The gift shop is fun & the cafe had flavorful & delicious food!
This eccentric museum is the work of one woman who used her wealth to amass a top notch collection of art works from Europe and Asia. Thirteen pieces were stolen in 1990 (there's a Boston Globe podcast about it called Last Seen). Labels and empty frames mark where the missing works should be. The loss of these pieces (including paintings by Rembrandt and Vermeer) is sad but there is such an abundance of art that it almost doesn't matter. The museum entrance is a contemporary glass building that houses a cafe and a library. The museum is accessed through a glass corridor and is an extraordinary purpose built home for this singular collection. A spectacular courtyard is at the centre of the building around which a series of rooms are ranged. There are no labels on the exhibits (there are laminated cards with details) since Isabella wanted visitors to simply engage with the art, undistracted by descriptions and provenance. There are free lockers and the cafe does excellent tea (Brits and Aussies take note).
The cafe has some of the most inspired dishes I've tried in a while, such as the grilled avocado topped with arancini. It could stand on its own as a five-star restaurant. The museum itself is almost overwhelming - the visitor is inundated with breathtaking art at every turn. It's a collection in the strongest sense: artifacts of disparate origin, not curated, but simply amassed. As one progresses up each floor, the rooms seem stuffed with even more fabulous and random works of art and architecture, to the point where the utter lack of coherence becomes garishly charming. A fascinating space.
I adore the ISGM! I come here whenever I'm stressed from college or even between/after classes just to unwind and relax. It's so calming to be amongst the art and the plants in the courtyard area! I definitely recommend coming here for anything from meditation, art studies, photography, etc! I listen to music and read here often! The scenery is just so beautiful. A must see!
I wanted to treat my nieces to a beautiful museum as I have been here several times and loved it myself. The upstairs rooms were fine. We had to wait in line about an hour though on the first floor galleries. I'm not at all thrilled with the staff and how they handle rooms. WE waited an hour to see the "Blue room" as we were waiting at the door another guard came in and asked why more people weren't in the room and the guard inside laughed and said she didn't feel safe. The other woman lets us in finally. I want to know what about myself and my two sixteen year old nieces was so threatening that she denied us entry?! My family is German and we spoke German while we were waiting and I found this to be racist. This is absolutely NOT how the museum should be run. This was a lasting memory that we will not cherish but cannot forget.